Safe ride

Safe ride

Postby hooman » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:40 pm

Hi everyone in the Sydney area. I am from Perth and visiting Sydney in a couple of weeks. I'll be there for a week and visiting my newly cycling converted cousin who has just bought himself a new bike.

Problem: I am bringing my bike over and want to take him on a few rides. I am used to and spoilt by the bike tracks in Perth and though some of you may consider it 'weak', I have made a promise to my wife that I will not ride on main roads (I am in the health profession and have to fix at least one bike/car victim a week).

Question: What is a safe and fun ride in Sydney that should not be missed. I will ride on roads as long as it is a quiet back road. Remember, I am breaking in a newbie (a fit one at that). 30-60km distance is great.

Many thanks in advance,

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Re: Safe ride

Postby TimW » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:44 pm

M7 Cycleway 40 k's of uninterupted,safe cycling, 80 k return. Start point Bella Vista in the north west/ or Prestons in the south west.
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http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects/ ... xt_002.pdf

good challenging ride, you get out of it what you put into it. Enjoy.Tim
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Re: Safe ride

Postby hooman » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:39 pm

My goodness. It's a bit worrying if there is only one ride in Sydney considered 'safe'.

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Re: Safe ride

Postby TimW » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:45 pm

hooman wrote:My goodness. It's a bit worrying if there is only one ride in Sydney considered 'safe'.

H

thats one example :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Safe ride

Postby hooman » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:56 pm

Thankyou Tim.

Do other freeways have bike tracks associated with them too?

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Re: Safe ride

Postby Reman » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:18 pm

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Re: Safe ride

Postby Nobody » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:55 pm

hooman wrote:Thankyou Tim.

Do other freeways have bike tracks associated with them too?

H
If you call the break-down lane a bike track, then yes.
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Re: Safe ride

Postby zero » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:47 am

If you park at either liberator drive/mccarrs creek road intersection, or west head rd/mccarrs creek rd, then Akuna bay and westhead road are very low motorist population roads. Don't think I got passed by anything last time I climbed out of Akuna bay.
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Re: Safe ride

Postby goneriding » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:47 pm

Reman wrote:You could also do Cooks River Cycleway
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Homebush-to-olympic-park


+1. There are also a heap of paths in and around the Olympic Park precinct and out to Parramatta. All offroad.
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Re: Safe ride

Postby hooman » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:50 pm

Thank you guys. I'll also be doing a ride to Wollongong. Don't know if the cuz will make it but as I am told, there are train stations all along the way.

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Re: Safe ride

Postby hooman » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:42 pm

Thank you all for your ideas. Didn't do the M7 but driving along I saw how nice a ride it would be.
Did several laps of Centennial Park on the first day. Second day we did a gentle ride around the Zetland/ Waterloo areas with a coffee in Danks Street. The next day we did 85km ride from Zetland to Wollongong. A bit frightening going down the Bulli pass road in the rain. Had a couple of yabos throw cups of coke at us, I'm told that is normal for Sydney drivers, otherwise a great ride. Then yesterday a lovely 36km ride to La Perouse and back. Very beautiful.

Met a great guy at Urban Cycles on Botany Road, Craig. Great setup.

Back in Perth tonight.

Thanks again,

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