Gear Up Girl – Sunday 10 March 2019 – join the Bike North Dashers

Last year a group of Bike North members had a lot of fun on this charity ride. We formed a group, the Bike North Dashers, met at Concord West Station before the start and rode the (very flat) 60kms to Cronulla. But we did not dash rather we had a leisurely ride enjoying the different ethos of a women?s ride … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – Around the Bay 300km – Greg Boyd

300Km Early this year Francis sent out an email encouraging we should all go along for the ATB300km – a new and longer route. Typically, ATB is very windy and then add in either too hot, too cold and often wet. Having previously completed the 210Km & 250Km routes, I was pretty much over the usual ugly Port Phillip Bay … Read More

Bikes on Trains in Europe – Leaders Lowdown – Richard Kelly

Example Issues re Bikes on Trains in Europe It’s not always as easy to take bikes on European trains as some people and some websites say!  Here are some examples … 1. Innsbruck to Verona Our small group needed to catch a key train from Innsbruck, Austria to Verona, Italy, with unboxed bikes.  More than a month in advance, Chris … Read More

Touring Resources

Stemming from the recent Bike North ‘European Cycling Forum’, lists have been compiled to help members intending to tour by bicycle. These currently cover What-to-take, Websites, and Apps.

The start of the mid-week rides – Leaders Lowdown – Gerrit Hagen

The start of the mid week rides I happened to run into a small group of cyclists who were riding on a Wednesday, this was run by Bob Chambers through BikeNorth.  Leigh Gibbons took over with Tuesday rides on a regular basis, this was not done through BikeNorth and was run as a mates’ ride.  A number of riders took … 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

Leader’s Lowdown – Portugal Camino – Brian Lynne

It seemed like a good idea for four of us to ride the Camino trail from Lisbon in Portugal to Santiago, Spain. The other three had ridden overseas before and the presentation from U Tracks seemed to indicate it would be a good scenic ride of 634km over 14 riding days with two additional rest days. Hired mountain bikes, luggage … Read More