New shared path between Victoria Rd, Gladesville, and Epping Rd

For almost 40 years I’ve worried about being squeezed off the edge while riding  the narrow twisty part of Pittwater Rd between Rene St, E.Ryde and High St, Hunters Hill. But now I see lots of blokes with serious machines are building retaining walls and cutting away rock to create a shared path that eventually will provide a proper cycling … Read More

Let’s support Freedom Wheels

Bike North members will know from previous News items (I hope!) that the Executive feels that assisting people, especially kids, with disabilities to have the joy and benefit of getting out on a bicycle is an objective we can support.  Even in these times of restricted outdoor activity because of COVID-19 bicycles uniquely designed for people with special needs can … Read More

Bike North Autumn Classics weekend has been cancelled

The Bike North Autumn Classics weekend has been cancelled.  For all those who may have booked accommodation for this event, please make sure you have cancelled same, as a courtesy to the providers. We will try to reschedule this event later in the year, if things improve.  But, time will tell. Cheers John John Williams willijoh@fastmail.fm Ph: 0409 324 317

GROUP RIDES OF MORE THAN TWO BANNED UNDER FURTHER COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Last night, the Australian Government announced stricter restrictions and further advice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current official information includes the following: Public gatherings, excluding household members, have been reduced to a maximum of two people. Everyone should stay home unless they are shopping for essentials, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education. People aged over … Read More

COVID-19 UPDATE

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.