POSTCARD FROM SINGAPORE – Leaders Lowdown – Justin Holmwood

All Bike North members love to travel by bike wherever they can, either at home or abroad, and are well aware of the usefulness of the bicycle as a means of transport as indeed are many, many millions of people around the world. Notwithstanding its undeniable sophistication as one of the most modern global cities, even here in Singapore where … Read More

Leaders Lowdown – Orange Newcrest Ride Report by Greg Boyd

Ride Report 2018 Earlier in the week I gave the bike a quick clean and check over.  I started to pick out the Umpteen little bits of glass in both tyres and then remembering doing the same thing some 3,000 km ago prior to L’Etape and just deciding to toss on some new tyres. So a new set of tyres fitted … Read More

Leaders Lowdown – Mountain Biking Around Sydney – Marjorie Au

Some people think when they hear the words “mountain biking” that it’s all about bush bashing and full-faced helmets and crashing down steep rocky narrow paths, but it can also be about just enjoying the amazing quiet & natural beauty of the Australian bush on a bicycle. Yes, the ground is not paved in asphalt or concrete; so yes, there … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – Malaga (Spain) by Tony Stanley

Way of life for living in the “city”: Malaga is a popular tourist city in the south of Spain that sits on the Mediterranean. It is mainly inhabited by university students (there is a technical university there) and English retiree tourists (I’m sure there are others but that’s what it feels like to me). Most of Malaga is flat along … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – Budapest by Tony Stanley

Way of life for living in the “city” Budapest is a relatively large city split in half by the Danube river. It’s population is about 1.8 million. It is primarily split into the “Pest” side which is on the east and is relatively flat and contains the cultural areas and then the “Buda” side on the west which is less … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – Overseas Bike Share Program Experiences

By Tony Stanley I’m sure that many BN members have seen the growing number of dockless bike share bikes in the Sydney area and particularly in built up areas. I haven’t personally used any of the Sydney options myself, though I have (through work travel) experienced a number of programs in other countries. The following article summarises my experiences: I … Read More

Bicycles, Motorbikes and Cars

Leaders Lowdown by John Hunt During my high school years I rode a bicycle about 3 kms a day each way to school from Greenacre to Bankstown, down the Hume Highway. In the afternoon I made a right hand turn from Chapel Road into the Hume Highway opposite the Three Swallows Hotel, when there were no traffic lights at the … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – Greg Boyd L’etape 2017 Ride Report – 2 Dec 2017 In the week leading up to L’etape the weather forecast was not looking that encouraging and each day closer to the ride date of 2 December 2017 the predicted flooding/rain and wind speed kept increasing! This was the opposite of 2016 where it was snowing then raining and cleared up for the ride, … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – Greg Boyd Peaks Falls Creek 2017

Peaks, Falls Creek 2017Ride report Once more with feeling. The profile for Peaks looks like a few lumps, but those big lumps are 30 and 35km long and each over 1300m vertical climb. Click on this link for a virtual flyover.  The lead up to Peaks 2017 was fraught with too much work, too much rain, too little training and probably a … Read More