10 Things For Your Bicycle First Aid Kit

Bike riding can be a fun and exciting activity, but sometimes accidents happen. Are you prepared and carry a first aid kit to help you or someone else when on your ride? We suggest the carry the below items as a basic first aid kit for riding.  Gloves – to protect you when having to give first aid to anyone … Read More

Shimano Click’R SPD Pedals – Easiest SPD Pedals to Use!?

Are you tempted to try cleats after reading the two recent, excellent articles in Bike North News? I used these with my commute bike and they are incredibly easy to unclip from, and can be used with everyday footwear just as easily. Double sided, so always ready to clip in. Great for commuting or that quick ride to the shops. … Read More

Epping Rd Path Update

Two additional sections of Epping Road Shared User Path have been completed this month. A path on the southern side of Epping Rd has been completed between Pauls street overpass and Herring Rd lights. A second section from Balaclava Rd to Culloden Rd has also been completed to Yarwood St a low traffic street leading to Stewart Park near Vimera … Read More

Fundraising Cycle Event for Head & Neck Cancer on 13 September 2019

It is an the inaugural event of a 130km cycle challenge starting at the Harbour Bridge, heading up Pacific Highway through Galston & Berowra to Brooklyn and then returning via Bobbin Head and back to Milsons Point   a well deserved lunch at the stylish Altum Restaurant overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour. A maximum of 20 riders in two pelotons will be supported by … Read More

National Cycling Participation Survey 2019

Hornsby Council will soon release its survey results which it commissioned from the National Cycling Participation Survey. As the introduction to this document states:- “The National Cycling Participation Survey (NCPS) is a standardised survey that has been repeated biennially since 2011. The NCPS provides data on cycling participation at a national level and allows for estimates of participation for each … Read More

Ride Leaders Course on Sunday 11th August

Bicycle NSW will be running a Ride Leaders Course on Sunday 11th August. So far, eight members of different BUG’s have registered. This means that there are (only) 7 places left for this course.  In tomorrow’s electronic newsletter, our members will be invited to join this course. But we don’t want your members to miss out. So if you know … Read More

Aussie wins Indian Pacific wheel race

The winner of last year’s unofficial Indian Pacific wheel race  Abdullah Zeinab from Melbourne has just won the 2019 Trans America Bike Race. He completed the 6800 kilometres race in a record time of  16 days, 9 hours, and 56 minutes. This outstanding result has received very little media coverage. The Age did publish the story: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/fixie-riding-hash-brown-eating-vegan-wins-6800km-bike-ride-in-record-time-20190709-p525ku.html

FERRY services between La Perouse and Kurnell have taken a step closer

Roads and Maritime Services began surveys of Botany Bay in May. An RMS spokesman said  “The work will form part of preliminary investigations into the reinstatement of the La Perouse to Kurnell ferry wharves for commercial and recreational use.”A ferry serviced would open up new cycling routes from the eastern suburbs to Kurnell and Cronulla. Further details at: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/media/documents/2017/ferry-wharves-la-perouse-kurnell-feasibility-study-report.pdf

Hornsby Advocacy Working Group meeting July 2019

For any one interested in what’s happening to cycling infrastructure in Hornsby Shire, Bike North’s Hornsby Advocacy Working Group next meets at 7.15pm in the Esther Wait meeting room of Hornsby Library on Tuesday, 30th July, 2019. To see the minutes of this Group’s last meeting in May 2019, log into the Bike North site with your details (if you … Read More