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Bike riding and heart disease prevention

It may surprise you to learn that heart disease is Australia’s leading single cause of death. In 2017, 18,590 deaths were attributed to heart disease, which equates to one life every 28 minutes. About heart disease The heart is a hollow muscular organ, situated just behind the breast bone. It is about the size of

The Mailrun Charity Bike Ride

After two years of Covid-19 restrictions and cancelled events, bicycle riders can finally look forward to a year full of cycling events. One of these events is The Mailrun Charity Bike Ride which will take place in Singleton on Sunday 10 April. With 4 different distances to choose from, there is a ride for every

Lake Macquarie-Newcastle Cycling Link Completed

Bicycle NSW is pleased to share the news about the completion of the shared pathway from Speers Point to Glendale (in the Lake Macquarie area). This shared pathway allows bike riders to safely ride from Eleebana to the University of Newcastle and beyond. Aerial view of the shared pathway beside Cockle Creek. Photo courtesy of

City of Ryde Green Links Seeking Feedback

The City of Ryde is currently seeking community input to create a Masterplan for three new active transport corridors, known as ‘Green Links’. Source: City of Ryde The Green Links will create new cycling connections, and extend existing ones, to complete critical missing links between: Macquarie Park to West Ryde/Meadowbank and onwards to Parramatta, Rhodes

Increased funding for NSW bicycle infrastructure

In November, Bicycle NSW had the chance to meet with Rob Stokes MP, the then-new Transport Minister for NSW. As a change of Minister can often bring new ideas, perspectives and priorities to their portfolio, Bicycle NSW took the opportunity to make a few key suggestions to the Minister. Among these were that the government

Cycle Against The Beast

On the 26th February 2022, Stephen Jones will depart from Cronulla on a 5,300 km cycling trip to raise money for research into Motor Neurone Disease.  From Stephen’s first trip: somewhere between South Gundagai and Wantabadgery Motor Neurone Disease – also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s Disease – is a degenerative illness

The Rise of E-Bikes

In NSW, e-bikes are continuing to increase in popularity. E-bikes (short for electric bicycles) are bikes that have an inbuilt electric motor providing assistance to the rider in addition to the pedals.  Under the Australian Vehicle Standards, e-bikes can be ridden on the road if the motor does not provide more than 250 watts of

Ocean Pool Odyssey

On 7 February 2022, Linda Cash and two of her female friends will start an 1800 km charity ride in Eden (near the border with Victoria) and finish in Tweed Heads (near the Queensland border).  Sawtell Memorial Rock Pool, from the agirlandher_ebike Instagram page. The ride will be completed on electric bikes (e-bikes) and follow

Adrian Boss Awarded OAM

Bicycle NSW is proud to announce that our long term cycling advocate and Bicycle NSW Member, Adrian Boss has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his outstanding service to the community in delivering cycling programs. Adrian Boss (far right) at the Cycling Without Age Trishaw Launch 2021   A lifelong rider, Adrian Boss

Ride to vote

Travel to your local polling place can become an opportunity at the Council elections this week, to show candidates how important bike riding is to you. A third of Australians don’t get enough exercise to stay healthy, and incorporating a 15 minute bike commute could alleviate this problem. What better way to try this out