Old bicycles collection service in northern Sydney

BIKES4LIFE have opened up an old bicycles collection service at Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, Terry Hills. They accept bikes 7 days a week from 8am – 4pm at their designated drop off zone.  Their warehouse manager is in attendance EVERY Wednesday from 2-4pm if you would  like to see someone when dropping off a bike. Please note they only accept … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – L’etape Australia 2018 – Greg Boyd

Jindabyne to Jindabyne via Perisher – 1 Dec 2018 Leading up to L’Etape 2018, I was bemoaning the usual tale of not enough training and too much tasty food. I guess you could say, what else is new? ? Oh well, the extra kilos on my girth could provide more downhill speed! A slightly new course for 2018 seemed more logical than … Read More

Councils to clamp down on Share Bike Operators

The NSW government has handed local councils greater powers to make it easier for them to seize dumped share bikes and fine operators whose bikes have been dumped in public spots. Bike share operators will face a fine of $500 per bike, or a court imposed penalty of up to $2750, for failing to remove a bike that poses a … Read More

NSW State Election 2019 – Getting in touch with your MP

As NSW prepares to go to the polls on March 23rd Bicycle NSW is encouraging people to let their MP and candidates in their electorate know what is important to them. Nearly a million people ride a bike each week in NSW. Almost 60% of people, when surveyed, say they would like to ride a bike but they are concerned … Read More

Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club – Design Competition

Design Competition Entries are now open for a Design Competition, which will make a real difference for Road Safety. Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club is seeking original and creative designs for stickers and posters. The winning entries will be printed and distributed to thousands of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. This is a unique opportunity to see your own work in glorious … Read More

Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link

This transport project fails to provide any substantive improvements to cycling infrastructure on the lower North Shore and certainly does not contribute to the North Shore Cycleway Link, although it claims to do so. Submissions to the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link are open until Saturday 1 December and we urge you to make a response by Saturday. Comments … Read More

TOUR DE NOWRA 2nd to 4th November 2018

Day 1 – Friday afternoon 2 November Nowra to Comerong Island return It was a very hot (38o) and windy (40kmph) afternoon and only 4 people joined ride leader David Vasey on the ride to Comerong Island. While the weather was harsh, the route was flat with little traffic and lots to see from poddy calves, dairy farms and the … Read More

Tour de Orange 2018

Day 1 Long Ride Banjo Paterson Loop and Ophir Rd 70k. Short Ride Banjo Patterson Loop 35k After a very cold start to the morning, and having bragged about the electric blanket we had on the bed to keep us warm compared to those shivering in a tent, we all travelled together to the hard section of the ride where those … Read More

Hornsby Council draft Bike Plan

The initial public consultation undertaken earlier this year by Hornsby Council has resulted in a Draft Bike Plan which is available for scrutiny via More Information… The Plan emphasises prioritising the development of local connections to and from areas that will generate demand for cycling trips such as town centres, public recreation facilities, schools/colleges, rail stations and Hornsby Hospital. Council … Read More

A Women’s Committee for Bike North?

One of our members has approached your Bike North Executive proposing that it establish a Women’s Committee, noting that there is a significant male/female imbalance in cycling generally and within the Bike North membership.  A number of reasons were cited for this gender imbalance including concerns about safety; lack of cycling infrastructure; lack of, and the desirability for there to … Read More