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Total Focus – Vote for cycle friendly candidates

The significant issue of this weekend is State Elections!

Bike North has canvassed your candidates for their attitudes and commitment to cycling and active transport. More than 30 candidates have provided Bike North with their views on cycling.

Read their responses on our election page here. Check these out before you cast your vote.

If your candidates have not responded, it is not too late to ask them! Our election page provides their contact details.

David Thomson – Advocacy Coordinator … Read more

Creating change through e-bike incentives

Here is your chance to learn from e-bike scheme managers and innovators in this WeRide webinar facilitated by World Bank Sustainable Transport Analyst, Sam Johnson.

Together with Australia’s own Ben Carr from Lug+Carrie, how are UK and USA schemes successfully shifting local transport choice to e-bikes? Can we learn from these initiatives?

Hear and discuss with the experts who manage these programs answering the question of how effective large scale e-bike incentive schemes can be in transitioning transport behaviour to active transport. Some fascinating discussions will

Tuesday 4 April, 10:00 am – 11:00 am AEST

Click here for more details. … Read more

Tried the Spaghetti Western with a Chinese Twist?

Some keen members enjoyed a rather warm chinese-spaghetti combination this week. It was an enjoyable ride with a welcome coffee break at Rooty Hill and a finish at Bella Vista just in time as the day was getting hotter. … Read more

Discount on membership with Bicycle NSW for Bike North members

Do you know that membership with Bike North entitles you to a 15% discount on your membership with Bicycle NSW?  Use code bikenorth2122 when you join or renew.  Bicycle NSW members receive global, comprehensive (personal accident and public liability) rider insurance and a range of other benefits as well as advocacy and legal support.  … Read more

New Funding announced in Bike North Territory

Minister @robstokes and local MP @timjamesmp today announced funding for the St Leonard’s to Chatswood safe cycleway route in the presence of Bike North members.  $5m has been committed to the project. 

In this video Tim James acknowledges Bike North’s presence and later Minister Stokes noted the impact of the Bike North Advocacy in improving cycling safety.

Below are the Minister together with Bike North members, BNSW CEO Peter McLean and deputy mayor of Willoughby @brendanzhu present at the announcement today.

This project is one of the top priority projects across all of northern Sydney. It is an important first step in this critical active transport link.  … Read more

CANBERRA  – What a Capital Trip!

On a pleasant March Saturday morning, Richard K, David T, Sarah G, Kerry T and Andrew E met at an Air B&B house in Downer –  so retro you would think you walked onto the set of Annabel Crabbe’s ‘Back in Time for Dinner’ (50s / 60s)– eager for several days of riding around Canberra.

The first ride was a full circuit (clockwise) of Lake Burley Griffin (LBG), including its peninsulas, which was just on 50 km ( ). There were the ‘usual’ cycling dramas along the way. For example when David’s back tube spontaneously combusted while the group was eating lunch on the Kingston Foreshore. … Read more

Tour de Cowra – Covid safety and BN Jersey day

Coming to Cowra? Great! See you there.

Let’s be COVID-safe and have some fun:

Keeping us COVID-safe:– Pre-registration is compulsory. There are no walk-ins.– Physical distancing of 1.5 metres should be observed where possible.– All riders are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer.– Riders must not attend if sick, have Covid-19, influenza or symptoms of any communicable disease.

Saturday – Club Jersey Day

No matter which ride you do on Saturday, if you have a Bike North cycling shirt, hat vest or socks, let’s show our colours.

Let’s make Easter Saturday our Bike North Day.

Social Activities

Bike North is a very social club. 

Check out the Cowra Events web page to consider your options. … Read more

For the brave!

Those who joined this ride were brave and lucky.

Here’s some photos from Bruce’s 50kms “Big Cross-city loop” ride. The 6 starters were guided skilfully by Bruce Wilson who avoided today’s rain that had seemed to fall everywhere else but not where we rode.

Looks like the Gelato Fairy is being challenged? … Read more

Trading post reminder

Got some bike gear or a bike you would like to sell. Why not let over 500 local cyclists know about it through Bike North News? Just send details and up to four images to by 12pm Wednesday for inclusion. … Read more

Cycling Update in Hornsby

Autumn 2023 in Hornsby Shire has begun with the fourth meeting between Justin Holmwood and Tom Rubin and senior Hornsby Council staff to further review and discuss progress on a number of local cycling infrastructure issues, the status of which is as follows :-

Brooklyn/Kangaroo Point Shared User Path

As reported previously, almost $7 million has been provided by the NSW Government in cycling infrastructure grants for the completion of the Brooklyn Road Shared User path, construction of which will start this year. The plans are now with Council’s Traffic Committee.

Cheltenham to Beecroft S.U.P. stage of the Epping to Pennant Hills Cycleway

Construction of this middle stage of the Epping to Pennant Hills Cycleway is nearly complete and Council is at present seeking funding for the next stage of the Cycleway from Beecroft to Pennant Hills. … Read more