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Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail

Bringing rail trails to NSW

There are over 100 rail trails in Australia but due to a legislative blockage, NSW trails are still in their pilot stages (most trails are under 1 km in length). Other states, without the bureaucratic red tape, have trails of up to 1000 kms in length and are reaping the rewards. “Due to a needless

Central West Cycling Track

On The Right Track

They say that ‘out of adversity comes opportunity’. This has certainly been true for Cowra based Nicole Moroney whose thriving Festival Tour business (‘Central West Tours’) came to a halt during the first Covid-19 lockdown in early 2020. Nicole’s partner Jo Schwerdfeger, who has extensive cycle touring experience, suggested starting cycle tours around their scenic

Revolve Recycling

New Life For Your Old Rides

Meet Abdul, the logistics coordinator from Revolve ReCYCLING, collecting a van load of donated bikes from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The bikes are on their way to a warehouse in Alexandria where they will be refurbished for sale, redeployed to community groups or dismantled into separate materials that can be used to make new products. Revolve

The Century Challenge Revamped

  Now in its 22nd year, the organisers of the annual Century Challenge have made quite a few changes to this popular charity ride, now known as the Century Challenge Cycle Rides. The event hub has been moved from Kariong to Mardi which means that riders in the 2 new road events are guaranteed to

Big Day Out for Cyclists

Bike North is back in the saddle! At Bike North (a Bicycle NSW affiliated Bicycle User Group (BUG)), members love to ride together, chat together, be together. Last month, after repeated cancellations due to Covid-19 and after months of rain, Bike North was finally able to hold their ‘Big Rides Day’, which is usually held

Parliamentary Friends of Active Transport

Luminous orange e-scooters in the historic NSW Parliament forecourt signaled change was afoot. Last Wednesday night, NSW Parliamentary Friends of Active Transport (PFAT) was launched and Bicycle NSW was invited as the lead bicycle user advocate in NSW. Chaired by Shayne Mallard MLC with Hon. Rob Stokes MP (Liberal), Jo Haylen MP (Labor) and Cate

Francis O'Neill Head of Advocacy

Meet Our New Head of Advocacy

Advocacy remains a critical focus for Bicycle NSW to ensure we are continuing to build a safe and effective bicycle user environment throughout NSW. After a long recruitment campaign and plenty of interviews, Francis O’Neill has been appointed as the new Head of Advocacy for Bicycle NSW. Francis started on 21st March and has been

Male commuter on cycleway to work

Bike riding as a solution to rising petrol prices

As drivers are well aware, the average price of unleaded petrol in Australia has recently surged well above $2 a litre. This rise has been caused by the increase in oil prices and the fuel excise levied by the Australian Government, which is currently 44.2 cents in excise for every litre of fuel purchased.  The 

The ability to ride: Wendy's story

The Ability to Ride

NSW Seniors Festival (formerly ‘Senior’s Week’) kicks off this week with many free activities being offered throughout the state to anyone over 60. The 2022 Festival theme is “Reconnect” and it is wonderful that this initiative offers so many opportunities to reconnect with old friends and connect with new ones. Wendy on a cycling adventure

Senior couple connecting while bike riding

NSW Seniors Festival Bike Events

The theme for this year’s NSW Seniors Festival (formerly known as ‘Senior’s Week’) is ‘Reconnect’. There will be many activities held throughout NSW during the festival, including some great bike riding events, aimed at reconnecting ‘seniors’ (anyone over 60). Below is a selection of bike events being held during the NSW Seniors Festival, which will