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Bicycle NSW CEO Peter McLean (5th from the right), caught up with the Illawarra Ramblers

Highlights from the 2023 Members’ Survey

750 Members took part in the Bicycle NSW Members’ survey late last year.  Thank you. Your feedback is critical in assisting Bicycle NSW to focus on the services that matter most and the activities that Members really value.  Are you one of the 96% of members telling your friends about Bicycle NSW? “We are very

Give me room! A close pass is intimidating and very dangerous.

New Push for Minimum Passing Distance Compliance

The NSW Police agree that Minimum Passing Distance legislation must be enforced – but we need your help! Bicycle NSW was very proud to play a key role in the establishment of Minimum Passing Distance (MPD) legislation when it was introduced in NSW in 2018.  Minimum passing distance laws had been a long-term goal for Australia’s bike riding community.

Bike Leichhardt touring members dressed for the occasion.

ABBA-inspired Tour Through Lachlan Valley

Late last year,  captivating scenery and a quest for adventure lured Bicycle NSW BUG (Bicycle User Group), Bike Leichhardt on an 8-day cycling tour through the Lachlan Valley region. Abundant in culture, hidden gems and heritage, the area offered the group varied trail options and an unforgettable ‘ABBA’ experience. Sunday 8 Oct – Sydney to

The Tern GSD slots into the shower cubicle

Why is there an e-bike in my shower?

The current news reports about battery fires in apartment blocks has got many people wondering. Why so many people are storing e-bikes inside their apartments?  Monique Ewen has some insights!  Monique is the Executive Officer of Better Streets and she is passionate about rolling back car-centric planning to create people-friendly streets. She founded the Sydney

Nicolle and her daughter in Amersfoort

Travel to school: a Dutch experience

Nicolle Kuppens is an urban planner who lives on Sydney’s lower north shore and loves riding bikes. Two years ago, Nicolle and her young family moved back to Australia after a decade in the Netherlands. And she is really missing the ease of getting around by bike! When cycling is part of the fabric of

Sydney Spokes: Colourful fun and lots of riding

Sydney Spokes: Colourful Fun on Two Wheels

Sydney will begin celebration of the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on the 16th February 2024. The festival has been held every year since 1978 and it is the largest Pride event in Oceania. Its primary focus is on celebrating communities of people that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. The

Bike stop on Summit Walk, Mount Kosciuszko (Photo: Charlie Bellemore)

An E-Bike Tour of the Snowy Mountains

Bicycle NSW Member Charlie Bellemore spent nearly 4 weeks in the saddle in November 2023, exploring a huge swath of southeastern New South Wales.  Charlie’s tale of his marvellous adventure is sure to encourage more bike riders to check out the back roads of the Monaro High Country. Although Charlie cycled over 1000km, his e-bike

donated kids bikes on their way to schools in bushfire affected parts of Victoria

Revolve ReCYCLING: Rebuilding Bikes and Lives

How Revolve continues to evolve Revolve ReCYCLING has been diverting old bikes from landfill and giving them new life since 2021. The social enterprise has been successfully stimulating a market for redeployed bikes, providing people with high-quality, safe and affordable bicycles, creating jobs for people with disadvantaged backgrounds and encouraging biking and active transport. It’s

This photo is from late 2021 when 75% of the bulk earthworks had been completed.

Western Sydney’s new airport

Bicycle NSW recently made the trip to the site of Western Sydney International (WSI) to learn more about what is happening in the area. And very importantly – to understand if the multiple projects underway are delivering the very best outcomes for active transport. Visit the airport site on two wheels – a recommended day