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

Up to 20 now on our rides!

Members will have noticed the growing number and diversity of rides on our program.  Thank you ride leaders! From Saturday 13 June the NSW Government increased the numbers allowed to be in groups in outdoor settings and outdoor sport settings up to 20 people: Click HERE for the link Ride leaders have the discretion to choose the maximum number of riders … Read More

New plan for cyclists on Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Morning Herald has published an article on plans for cycle ramps at the northern and southern ends of the Sydney Harbour Bridge more than two years after community opposition sidelined the project. A spokesperson for Transport for NSW said the department was working with local councils and other stakeholders on designs to improve cyclists’ access to the bridge, … Read More

Lane Cove Council Agenda Item – Funding for Bicycle Infrastructure

The Lane Cove Bicycle Committee has been lobbying for an increase to the Council’s bike funding which has been static at $150,000 per annum for many years, and they point out that it will take at least 20 years to complete the current works on the latest bike Plan at that rate.  Bike North supports their request for significantly increased … Read More