Ride NSW!

With thousands of places to ride across NSW how do you find the right route for you? As the peak body for bike riders in NSW, we wanted to make the discovery of new rides easier.  We have collated ride routes into a statewide map, that we hope will inspire more riding for all ages and

Media Release: Bicycle NSW calls for a fair go for families

Bicycle NSW is calling on Transport for NSW to take immediate action to improve safety for people riding bikes following a crash that seriously injured a child in Sydney last Monday afternoon. A collision occurred near the intersection of Liverpool Street and Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills between a bus and a woman riding a bicycle

Pedalling Up The Numbers

With a third of City of Sydney residents walking or riding to work, things are changing for the better. In the 10 years since 2007, $11 million, on average, has been invested annually into building a safe bike riding network within the council area. King Street was opened in 2009, as the first separated cycleway

Holding Out For A Hero

ACT Police will be enforcing minimum passing with undercover police riding bicycles. For the first time in Australia, ACT Police will enforce safe passing of people riding bikes by motor vehicles using under-cover police riding bikes. Like NSW, drivers in the ACT are required to leave at least 1m when passing someone riding a bike

Boambee Fatality

Bicycle NSW wishes to express its condolences for the friends and family of a woman who died whilst riding her bicycle this morning around 8am. The woman was hit by a truck near Boambee on the NSW North Coast Highway. In spite of the best efforts of paramedics and a nurse providing emergency first aid,

Return on Infrastructure

Bike riding across NSW is booming in certain pockets where there have been investments in infrastructure, such as the City of Parramatta.  Since 2013, Parramatta Valley Cycleway (PVC) has seen growth from 7,736 monthly riders to 19,238 in 2019.  The PVC is a 20km shared path, which has enabled people to walk and cycle from

A Way to Connect

As a child growing up in Australia in the 70’s and 80’s, I was lucky enough to ride a bike. As a teenager I continued to ride during summer around the flat holiday beachside suburb on a cruiser style bike, no gears needed here! As the years past, the routine continued. My kids didn’t ride

Riding From The Heart

This year, Lloyd will be joining thousands of bike riders on Sunday, October 13 to cycle over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the 2019 Spring Cycle.   “I was born with a congenital heart defect called aortic stenosis. When I was younger it didn’t greatly hinder me physically, but as I went through my teens and

Spring Cycling With Family

Thirteen years ago, David along with his eldest son and father rode Spring Cycle for the very first time. With his youngest son Max now old enough, in 2019, David will be riding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge with his three children in memory of his father. “Riding Spring Cycle is an institution in our

Defying the Trend

With bike riding participation rates decreasing around Australia, NSW is defying the trend.  According to the 2019 Cycling Participation Survey since 2017, bike riding participation around Australia has dropped from 15.5% weekly in 2017 to 13.8% in 2019. However NSW is the only state with an upward cycling participation trend, if only slightly, from 12.5%

Safer Light Rail Tracks For Riders

Bicycle NSW has been working on ways to make light rail tracks safer for people who ride bikes or use wheelchairs. Last March we wrote about crossing light rail tracks and the things road and light rail designers, and bike riders, could do to make crossing safer.  Unfortunately in Newcastle at the intersection of Scott