NorthConnex Project Inspection

With the various public infrastructure projects going ahead around Sydney at present, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with all their names and what they involve. The NorthConnex Project is establishing a tunnel from the M2 at West Pennant Hills to the M1 at Wahroonga that it is hoped will substantially reduce the amount of heavy vehicle through-traffic currently using … Read More

Participants sought for Charity Spring Cycle on Sunday October 13th

Freedom Wheels are a non-profit organisation who design, build and deliver custom bikes for kids and most recently adults living with a disability so they too can experience the joy and freedom of cycling. These bikes help with physical activity, mental health, social inclusion and community engagement. They are seeking to have individuals or a Bike North team take part … Read More

Have a say in Lane Cove Council Draft 2019 Bicycle Plan

Council is currently reviewing its 2013 Bicycle Plan which is a five-year strategic plan that outlines the delivery of cycling infrastructure and promotional programs for the community. Council engaged consultants ptc. to undertake a review of the 2013 Bicycle Plan and develop the Draft 2019 Bicycle Plan. One of the main objectives of the Bicycle Plan is to set out an … Read More

Crossing the Lines

Last week’s death of a cyclist who fell to the roadway hitting his head while crossing the Light Rail tracks at Newcastle East is a tragic but timely reminder of the perils of bicycles and trams sharing a common transport corridor. Both modes have obvious benefits for moving people around, especially in urban environments, but where the modes interface with … Read More

South Korea cycling trip partner wanted

I’ve been a member of bikenorth for 1 year and thoroughly enjoy the easy rides. I’ve booked with 2 friends to go on this SpiceRoads “Ancient Korea by Bicycle” 0ctober 12 – 20. Eric and Wendy did it a couple of years ago and thoroughly recommended it, and reassured me that it was easy on flat terrain, on terrific dedicated … Read More

Cycling in the Pyrenees on a high-end eBike

Greg F. from Melbourne shares his experiences recently cycling with a small group in the recent European heatwave. Due to injuries, he chose to do the trip on an eBike, and details some of the issues in selecting, hiring and riding such a bike.

‘More than middle-aged men in Lycra’: Labor eyes bikes to beat congestion

Labor’s new spokeswoman for active transport Jo Haylen will look to densely populated cities across Japan as inspiration to improve Sydney’s crippling congestion through cycling and walking. Ms Haylen was one of seven MPs promoted to the Opposition cabinet of 26 this week and handed the new portfolio. “We’ve got to remember that cycling is about more than middle-aged men … Read More

A Message from the President

Bike North members will recall that in the News emailed to you all on 19 June we put out a call for an editor to take on production of the weekly News that you are reading now.  On a ride the next day I mentioned that we needed to fill this role and two members quickly put up their hands.  … Read More

Beat the Bus 8 – Shrimptons Creek

Beat the Bus no 8 features one of my favourite trails, Shrimptons Creek. It starts at Top Ryde Shopping Centre and heads to Macquarie University and shops. Its very easy, if you live in North Ryde or Denistone East and head to Macquarie University or shops or the offices, you should be riding this trail rather than going on a … Read More

New Bike Plan Consultation

Collaborate with Canada Bay The City of Canada Bay is seeking input into a review of their bike plan.  So if you have something to contribute, just follow the link in the email below.  The deadline is 12 July. New Bicycle Plan Consultation Good morning,  I am reaching out today to invite you to contribute to the community consultation for … Read More