Muggaccinos 3rd Tour de French Alps in Sept 2019

Invitation to Bike North riders to join Muggaccinos 3rd Tour de French Alps in Sept 2019 –  3 Base Camps – Three flight tickets purchased thus far The below URL evidences that Muggaccinos has provided two cycle trips to the French Alps and one trip to the Italian Alps where the ‘all up costs’ are low, because – 1.    flight … Read More

Tour de Cowra 2019 – THIS WEEK!

Tour de Cowra 2019 is THIS WEEK! It’s going to be another great year with organisers working overboard this year with some new rides, some rated Easy. Friday 19th April Mt Collins (Medium) Wattamondara Morongla Circuit (Easy/Medium) Saturday 20th April Eugowra Loop (Hard) Canowindra Loop (Medium/Hard) Billmari Goolagong Circuit (Easy/Medium) Billamari Loop (Easy/Medium) Sunday 21st April Wyangala Dam Loop (Hard) … Read More

Many hands make NEWS work light

If you have been tracking changes in Bike North News across the year you will have noted the shift from items being Weekly Newsletter only and now items being Posts on the Bike North website with the Weekly Newsletter referring to these items. Two things have allowed this to happen. First, we now run the Bike North Website on WordPress. … Read More

Pedal and Cleats II

My feet have straight lasts.  When moving to cleats a decade ago, I wasn’t comfortable in any cycling shoe I tried.  I was offered Shimano sandals with recessed SPD cleats and have worn such sandals cycling ever since. (I wear three pairs of socks if very cold)!  I’ve been impressed with their durability. For pedals, the same shop recommended the … Read More

Bike North Social Committee has your Tour de Cowra dinners covered!

(Except you have to pay!) All the restaurants are within an easy stroll of the caravan park and all are close to the town centre. Thursday 18 April 6.30 pm Apsara Cafe, 69 Kendal St Cowra This is a Thai restaurant with a selection of ‘Australian ‘ meals as well, but apparently the Thai is good. Ring the restaurant directly … Read More

Pedals and Cleats

Don’t think you have to ride with cleats just because other Bike Northers do! And if you do choose cleats, don’t be afraid to ease the release settings. Cleats, like toe clips, help to locate your feet on the pedals. This is important, because if your foot slips off the pedal, you are in danger of overbalancing, and the edge … Read More

Bobbin Head Cycling Classic Sunday 24 March 2019 – Ride Report

Bike North had a good presence at the Bobbo Classic both riders and volunteers.  There were 11 of us riding under the IL PIRATA name chosen by our team leader and organiser, Marc de Silva.  The event was extremely well organised and, unlike Gear Up Girl two weeks earlier, the only casualties I saw were lots of riders suffering leg … Read More

Updating Ryde cycling map – April focus for Ryde working group

The Bicycle advisory committee of Ryde Council has recommended a new edition of Ryde Cycling Map be produced and printed in time for cycling promotion activities later in the year. The Ryde Hunter hill advocacy work group meeting for April will be drafting the updates for the new map edition. All bike riders are welcome. Find out what is happening … Read More

Advocacy Note: Non complying bollards

Over the past two years members of the Bike North’s Ryde/Hunters Hill Workgroup have been identifying bollards on shared paths that add extra risk by not being visibly prominent. As obstacles in the middle of paths, bollards are hazardous enough, those that are harder to notice add extra risk e.g. white bollard against a white path, or a dark green … Read More

Advocacy in Action

Bike North is very grateful to Hornsby Shire Council for the prompt rectification of a cycling hazard on the descent to Crosslands Reserve (Sommerville Road). Bike North, and the Hornsby Working Group in particular, welcomes the effort and response by Council. We look forward to our ongoing relationship with Council and getting better outcomes for cyclists.