Turramurra to Lindfield and beyond with twist

What a ride! Two National Parks, University, a bush track crossing the Lane Cove River complete with a train trip in the middle. This is the tour de force of north Sydney cycling, its what its all about and in only 37km of cycling. You can’t do better than that!

We start with an exhilarating

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Looping Lake Illawarra

Last Tuesday an intrepid crew trialled a cicumference of lake Illawarra. Catching the train at Central a few minutes before 8am we arrived at Unanderra just before 10. We then cycled 16km or so to Albion Park down the Princess Highway, bicycles not being allowed on the adjacent freeway. The highway ride was, in the

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To Salt Pan Creek.

Again Ken has taken a batch of fine photos of our ramble to Riverwood yesterday. I’ve selected a few here. (Click on image to enlarge and on edge for next.) You can view the lot here. On our way we used the new bridge over the Hawthorne Canal soon after morning tea. It is surprisingly

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Scenic N to Z ride Tuesday 17 January

Our N to Z ride (Naremburn to Zoo) is one of the more scenic rides we do. It takes in Middle harbour, Balmoral beach, Middle Head, Chowder Bay, Georges Heights (with interesting shortcut through Mosman Oval), down past the Zoo to catch a ferry across to Circular Quay (Opera House, Bridge, Cruise terminal etc) then

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Great ride Tues. 22nd Springwood to Parramatta via Windsor

Springwood is in the Blue Mountains, a small town some 70km west of Sydney and about 400 metres above sea level. This ride is really two rides. So the four of us, Jim, Colin, Steve and I, had an exhilarating 15km downhill dash from Springwood on the way to Richmond through fantastic bush countryside complete

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Today’s ride Tuesday 9 August

Four brave souls found some interesting ways around Castlecrag, Middle Cove and the Lane Cove river. The views shown below, taken after our short tour of Castlecrag, are from Middle Cove are across Sugarloaf Bay and show Dalwood Homes and Seaforth oval on the skyline. Neither of which you can see in the photos! We

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Basin loop 2 August 2011

The ride yesterday (Tuesday August 2) took us (the lucky six – Louisa, Robyn, Colin, Brian, Frank and Gil) along the West Head Road in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park where we turned off to the Basin on the Basin Trail. This a a dirt 2.75 km 4WD track negotiable by hybrid bikes. Although not,

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Ride to North Head and beyond 28 July 2011

Photos from North Head and Forty Baskets Beach. From the Dictionary of Sydney:

Named after a catch of 40 baskets of fish sent to a contingent of New South Wales troops detained at the North Head Quarantine Station after returning from Sudan in 1885.

(Click on image for large format)

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Southern Explorers

Salt Pan creek Crossing 2011-07-27

Six intrepid explorers (Steve D, Brian, Louisa, Colin, Steve W and Gil) braved the hazards of Anzac Bridge, Hawthorne Canal, Cooks River and the variegating vagaries of the M5 shared cycle path. Successfuly navigating the boardwalk of the mangrove jungle we also tackled the bridge over the Creek, Salt

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Tuesday’s ride 19 July 2011

Westward Ho!

The Bureau promised heavy rain for the afternoon, thankfully for the ride to West Head it was a perfectly clear sunny day and the views, as nearly always, were fantastic. Seven of us had a great ride to West Head and then to Akuna Bay. Some cycled back to their cars while

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