As recently as Monday of this week I wrote to members of Bike North through a special edition of Bike North News and bn_chat to advise that the Bike North Executive believed at that time that our rides program should continue under revised protocols to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. We are now in a position where both … Read More

Transport for NSW specification for road maintenance

A number of members have expressed concern about clearing of debris on the old Pacific Highway and other routes, after the recent storms.  As a result, David Thomson and John Hunt have dug deeper and have found the specification that the contractor should be following in maintaining major roads in northern Sydney.  It is “QA Specification M3 Routine Services” which … Read More

The Last Community Bike Ride for 2020?

With the Federal Government banning outdoor gatherings of more than 500 people from Monday 16th March, 2020, the Bathurst Cycling Classic weekend, held over the 13th to 15th March just made it in before the cut off. The weekend includes hill climb, criterion racing and finally, on the Sunday, either a 50km or 100km road race. Yes it is a … Read More

COVID 19 – Cowra and Rides Program Update

COWRA The Bike North Executive has decided that our annual Tour de Cowra cannot proceed in 2020.  This is a decision made with regret given the historic place that TdeC has within Bike North; this would have been its 20th year.  In the current environment and given the advice from government and health authorities we must cancel to ensure there … Read More

Cycling Australia COVID-19 Update 23/03/2020

Cycling South Australia’s position regarding COVID-19 has been updated today to reflect the new landscape we find ourselves in.  As per the government advice recommending avoiding all non-essential gatherings, CSA no longer recommends recreational group riding. Click here for more information

Tumbarumba weekend away- cancelled

 The Bike Leichhardt supported weekend away to Tumut 3/4 April has been cancelled. The Snowy Valleys Council encourages all community groups to suspend their activities in their area until at least the end of May 2020 to contribute to local efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Successful Cycling Skills Day

Can you remember the feeling the first time you successfully got pedaling on a bicycle – with no training wheels. Maybe you were a child, but for nine adults last Sunday there were a lot of joy and cheers of achievement as they learnt to to ride for the the first time and all got pedaling independently by the end … Read More

Bobbin Head Classic cancelled

Members would be aware that, due to the current Corona Virus issue, the organisers of the Bobbin Head Classic have decided to cancel the event, which was to be held on Sunday 29th March. As a result, obviously Bike North has cancelled its plans for a stand at the event. Bike North would like to thank those members who had … Read More

Bike North response to Conoravirus (COVID-19)

In the current environment the Bike North Executive is concerned about the health of its members and participants in its activities.  Government and Health messaging is telling us to keep separate as much as possible from others and that the risk of exponential growth in cases is real. The Bike North Executive is aware of uncertainty amongst members about participation … Read More

M7 Shared Path light pole labels help responders in an emergency

Westlink M7 has installed identification labels on each light pole in all locations along the M7 shared path.  This is part of an exciting new initiative aimed at helping M7 Operations and emergency responders communicate location information when responding to an emergency on the shared path. Each light pole identification label features an individual alpha-numeric code that lets Westlink M7 … Read More