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. Read more

EDGE – Greenway

A celebration of the GreenWay and all who use it EDGE GreenWay Canal Road, Lilyfield Saturday 30 March 2019 3pm-9pm FREE family fun, performers, live music, workshops, tours, talks and more. Join a guided ride to the event with a Bicycle User Group Free bike maintenance checks Prizes for the best outfit and best decorated bikes Artist-run bicycle bling workshop … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown: iNZid Revisited (Richard Kelly)

In February, I made my 5th annual NZ visit since a brother “migrated” to Tauranga. Each trip involves Tauranga plus some other areas – and plenty of cycling. This trip was confined to the north half of the North Island. All riding was on my brother’s e-MTB, “Ava”: hard-tail, tyres wide and well-treaded but not nobbly. Early, I rode two … Read More

Gear Up Girl – Ride Report

It was an intrepid group of Bike North Dashers, who gathered in the predawn light at Concord West, to join the 1,300 other women riding in the Bicycling NSW & Heart Foundation’s Gear Up Girl 60km ride from Olympic Park to Cronulla, with an out and back loop to Kurnell. Eighteen had joined the Bike North Dashers, including two from … Read More

Alternate Bobbo Coffee Stop

On the Bike North Sunday Bobbo Banana ride the group of 12 riders stopped at the Coffee Shop in the Lady Davidson Hospital, which is adjacent the top of Bobbo east climb opposite Kur-ring-gai High School. There is a sign on the gate on Bobbin Head Road – follow the road in 50 metres and cafe on the left, toilets … Read More

Wayside Favourites

Stopping for a coffee, particularly on weekend rides travelling north of Sydney, doesn’t have to involve putting up with excessive noise and overcrowding let alone having to run the gauntlet of on-coming traffic when entering your cafe of choice. Recently, the general store at Cowan has undergone something of a transformation and, under a new name, The Great North Cafe, … Read More

Alexandra Canal Cycleway: petition

The Alexandra Canal cycleway is a calm, safe and protected shared path cycleway that connects Tempe and the southern suburbs, to Sydney’s CBD and eastern suburbs.  It is a much-loved facility, frequently used by many local Sydney Airport staff and commuters to get to work every day, as well as recreational users of all ages. Let’s make sure the planned … Read More