Esplanade deceleration

In recent years Bike North’s Hornsby advocacy working group has been pressuring Council and the RMS to implement measures to make the cycle lane in The Esplanade, Thornleigh, from Duffy Avenue to Thornleigh Station, less threatening to users. In particular, the Hornsby Working Group has argued for a reduction in the speed limit applicable on that stretch of road from … Read More

Bike North Nowra Weekend 2019

Friday 25th October – Sunday 27th October 2019 Last year we all enjoyed a weekend away in Nowra so much we have decided to go again! This time we will also go to HMAS Albatross museum.This is the weekend before Sydney to the Gong – so this is a chance to get some cycling miles in before the Gong ride. … Read More

Sydney Rides Photo Competition 2019

Like photography as well as cycling, here is your opportunity to enter the City of Sydney Rides Photo Competition. Showcasing the scenes and stories from the people who ride in Sydney. Finalists will be selected with their image exhibited at Paddington Reservoir Gardens as part of Sydney Rides 2019. Bike North visit this venue on our East Sydney Art ride … Read More

M2 access from Pennant Hills Road

For a number of years now Bike North has been involved in the development of the cycling interface with the M2 tollway and more recently with the M1/M2 Tunnel project. In particular, former Bike North President Doug Stewart worked closely with project engineers to ensure safe and effective design of the cycling approaches and exits from Pennant Hills Road to … Read More

Sydney Metro Northwest – Infrastructure

Bike North was involved from the very start of the new Metro. Thanks to the work put in by Doug Stewart, Justin Holmwood and Phil Griffith, cyclists have been considered in the design from day one and it shows at all the new stations. Whilst the Norwest Metro could only design and build in the station precincts, in cooperation with … Read More

Sydney Metro Northwest

Sydney Metro North West opened last Saturday after much anticipation from residents in the Hills region that had long been waiting for a decent train service. Although there were a few minor glitches on the day, the scale, complexity and logistics of this project is to be commended, especially as it was delivered under budget and earlier than predicted. Not … Read More

To ‘Gong or Not to ‘Gong?

With registrations for the annual MS ‘Gong Ride now open for the 3rd November, 2019 ride, some Bike North members may be starting to think this over. To ‘Gong or not to ‘Gong, that is the question. For 38 years, tens of thousands of cyclists have hit the road in this legendary ride from Sydney to Wollongong to raise funds … Read More

Clearing the Way

Almost six months after the damaging storms of last summer, RMS contractors have at last removed the dangerous ‘trimmed’ trees (left over from the initial clean-up) that were protruding, skewer-like, over the guard rail towards on-coming cyclists along the old Pacific Highway between Mt Kuringai Station and Beaumont Road, Mt Kuringai. This serious hazard has been the subject of a … Read More

Vanishing Point (Part 2)

Following on from the Bike North News item of the 8th May, 2019 about the vanishing cycle lane on the east (southbound) side of the old Pacific Highway approaching Asquith, the RMS has confirmed our suspicion that the shortening/removal of the cycle lane shoulder is only a temporary measure. Their reply on the 14 May, 2019 included the following explanation … Read More

20,000kms in Under 200 Days

One of Bike North’s newer members who joined the club in late 2018 suffers from a chronic and debilitating rare blood cancer known as Myelofibrosis (MF). About 18 months ago, Steven commenced cycling when a newer medication regime allowed him to once again become more active. In fact, Steven has witnessed a significant molecular reversal in his bone marrow, which … Read More