Cycling Infrastructure Petition

By Don Murchison After years of lobbying, it is very disappointing that cycling is not accepted as a mainstream form of transport in NSW. The government should put at least $1B per year into cycling to make a difference. That difference would be an effective way to reduce Sydney’s crippling traffic congestion is to build OFF-the-road cycleways and Shared User … Read More

Hornsby Working Group – 2019 meeting dates

The Hornsby Working Group meeting dates for the first half of 2019 have been set. Please mark them in your diary. For more information see https://www.bikenorth.org.au/working_groups/hornsby/ Monday, 25 February 2019 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Esther Wait Meeting Room Tuesday, 26 March 2019 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM Esther Wait Meeting Room Tuesday, 30 April 2019 7:15 PM – 8:45 … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – 2019 Tumut Classic – Greg Boyd

100Km – Sunday 13 Jan 2019 Following on from the Christmas/New Year no-cycling eat-fest and associated gain in Kilograms it was time to saddle up and get the legs turning. I believe this was the third running of the Tumut Classic and offered kids, 20Km, 40Km, 75Km and 100Km options. The thought of entering this ride was tempered with the … Read More

Film event: The Bikes of Wrath

Following on from last years screening of MAMIL (which many Bike North members attended), Demand Film presents another independent film on cycling: “The Bike of Wrath”, inspired by Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath”. Screenings are on the 25th of February at  Event Cinemas, George Street, and on the 28th at the Verona, Paddington. Both sessions commence at 6:30pm. Bookings … Read More

Inner West Council – Calling cyclists

Inner West Council would like to invite Bike North to be part of EDGE GreenWay, on Saturday March 30, 3pm-9pm where the Bay Run crosses Lilyfield Pedestrian Bridge overlooking Iron Cove Bay. This immersive encounter brings together fans of sustainable transport, ecology, creativity and storytelling to celebrate the people and the place at the green heart of the Inner West. … Read More

Powell’s Creek to Strathfield Station cycleway proposal

Strathfield Council is considering a new cycle route linking Strathfield Station to the Allen Street shared path (Allen Street Reserve runs to Pomeroy Street &  is across the road from the Ausgrid depot).  The Council has referred option one on the map below to its Traffic Committee for consideration.  For the full Council report to its February 2019 meeting – … Read More

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