Ride Calendar Bounces Back for Winter

After being in hibernation for parts of March to May, the Bike North rides program under the Covid Safe protocols has hit a high mark of 56 rides in June. The second half of May has 28 rides and so far July has 28 rides. Typically for the past years the winter months average about 40 rides per month. There … Read More

First Aid funding success!

Bike North has always invested in safety through providing all ride leaders with especially designed first aid kits and providing them with first aid training.  Early this year the office of the Federal member for North Sydney drew our attention to the Commonwealth Government’s Volunteer Grants Scheme https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/volunteer-grants-activity-2019-20 and supported our initial application for funding.  We have now been advised … Read More

Bike North Annual General Meeting

As members will know Bike North operates on a financial year basis with our Annual General Meeting scheduled for the third Sunday in August.  At this time of year your Executive is planning the AGM and preparing reports to members on the year just concluded. Given the COVID-19 restrictions (with a maximum of 20 people permitted at an outdoor gathering) … Read More

Opal Fare Changes

For members who would like to take the train to the start of a ride, Opal fares will change from Monday 6 July 2020 including a temporary 50% discount for off-peak travel on metro/train, services between 10am and 3 pm. A new $8.05 all-day travel cap on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays will be introduced. This will replace the current … Read More

To Tube or Not To Tube? That is the Question.

At any Bike North coffee stop, if anyone raises the question of tyres you will get ten different opinions from 5 different riders. The fact is that most modern tyres are very good quality and very few, if any of us, are riding hard enough to judge different rolling resistance and handling characteristics that impact on speed or safety of … Read More

Cycle access to Gladesville Bridge

With Covid-19 inspiring more people to walk and cycle, it’s now time to make life easier for pedestrians, joggers and cyclists. And by coincidence, Hunters Hill Council has commissioned a consultant to recommend what can be done in this small part of Sydney. The consultant is preparing a new Bike Plan that will make it safer to children to cycle … Read More

Stage 1 of the Alfred Street Cycleway Granville – feedback request

City of Parramatta is working to deliver the NSW Government funded Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP) that includes the Alfred Street Cycleway. Council is inviting feedback on the proposed Cycleway in Granville from 22nd June until the 20th of July 2020.  CLICK HERE to see the article

JP services at North Rocks Shopping Centre

The NSW Justices Association has operated a community desk every Saturday morning at North Rocks Shopping Centre for almost 20 years. In recent years the service has been coordinated by Bike North Ride Leader Brian Lynne. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all such JP community desks across NSW were closed in March. The Cumberland Branch of the NSWJA, is pleased to … Read More

Broader shoulders to improve Hornsby cycling

Is improvement coming at last to the old Pacific Highway’s shoulders north of Asquith ? Bike North members and other regular cyclists are well acquainted with the risks of riding north or south along the old Pacific Highway cycle lane shoulders in the section of the Highway between Asquith and Brooklyn where they encounter dangerous fluctuations of shoulder widths, poorly … Read More

Photo Collection – Cycling Hazard Perception and Bike Handling

Photo Collection – Cycling Hazard Perception and Bike Handling After the success of the recent solitary riding photo competition, the Bike North Executive has called for the next effort to be creating a collection of photos that can be used in the cycling skills education courses run by Bike North. We need your assistance. It is very simple to assist, … Read More