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Jet streams in the early morning in Orange. Photo: Andrew Hopper

Orange Villages Bicycle Trail

April 17-23, 2022 Hi, my name is Andrew Hopper, and I had the pleasure of riding the Orange Villages Bicycle Trail (OVBT) over the Easter holidays in 2022. OVBT is a thoughtfully curated 400km loop around the central west of NSW, with most of the ride on quality secondary roads, both sealed and unsealed, and

The view over Middle Harbour from Edgecliffe Esplanade in Seaforth (Image: Ed Forrester)

Why I Decided to Commute to Work On a E-Bike

And why I love it! Environmentalist, Bicycle NSW friend and Arup transport planner Ed Forrester first decided to try cycling from Manly to Sydney’s CBD on National Ride to Work day last October. He had previously thought that the ride was unachievable due to a lack of safe infrastructure on congested roads, the topography and

WSYD Gear Up Girl Social Ride

WSYD Gear Up Girl Social Ride

Bicycle NSW, Western Sydney Cycling Network and CAMWEST are teaming together for the inaugural WSYD Gear Up Girl Social Ride on March 4th 2023 and we would love for you to join us. Our social ride is focused on encouraging and empowering women of all ages and abilities to get involved in cycling. Whether you

Bicycle NSW and HelloRide social ride Photo: HelloRide

Bicycle NSW and HelloRide Social Ride

Bicycle NSW was incredibly proud to announce the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with our new partner HelloRide recently, provider of the world’s largest and most advanced fleet of micromobility devices. This is our first bike share partnership and a big win for our Members and supporters as it will pioneer a way to

cycling in the Hunter

Cycling in the Hunter

My partner and I fell in love with the Hunter after discovering its awesome gravel riding experiences about 12 months ago.   As an active transport and cycle tourism professional I was stoked to be offered a job last year in Newcastle. The role has allowed me to relocate and explore by bike to my

A steep uphill section on the descent down Billy Goats Bluff

An Ultra-Endurance Brevet Across the Snowy Alps

The Hunt 1000 – the odyssey that taunts every adventurous offroad bike-packer. Over 1000km in length from Melbourne to Canberra, one would think that was challenging enough. But The Hunt 1000 offers something more. Something that is far more daunting than distance. Climbing.  Bicycle NSW Better Streets Coordinator, Dominic Nevin recently took on this challenge. 

Heavily loaded bikes and a strong headwind! A tough day on the old road from Beltana to Copley (Image: Rosamund Burton)

An 800km South Australian Bike Adventure

Sydney bike rider and author Rosamund Burton has just published a new book, Whispering Wire, about tracing the Overland Telegraph Line from Adelaide to Darwin.  She wanted to move slowly across the country to absorb every detail of the journey. So Ros and her intrepid friend Fleur Dare set out to ride 800km from Adelaide

Bike Leichhardt Tourers. Photo Courtesy: Mike MacDonald

Tour de Birthdays Murray to the Mountains

One of Australia’s most popular and familiar regional rail trails is only 250km northeast of Melbourne. The entire Murray to Mountains trail is sealed and mainly flat excluding the Everton to Beechworth/ Yackandandah section. Bike Leichhardt Tourers. Photo Courtesy: Mike MacDonald The appeal of nearby attractions and a healthy dose of wanderlust drew Ride Leaders

The Lower Prospect Canal cycleway. The edges of the canal are left visible to either side of the shared path and hint at the history of the corridor and its importance for NSW public health. (Image: Bicycle NSW)

Brilliant Bike Rides in Western Sydney

Bicycle NSW has recently made submissions about two masterplans in the Cumberland area that propose new and upgraded active transport along green corridors – the Duck River Parklands and the Prospect Pipeline.  Both corridors form key elements of Sydney’s Green Grid, a long-term vision for an interconnected network of open spaces across the city to encourage

Families enjoying the Spring Cycle ride over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. CREDIT: EDWINA PICKLES

Thousands Descended on Sydney Streets for Spring Cycle

After a hiatus of two years, thousands of enthusiastic cyclists descended on Sydney streets last Sunday, for Bicycle NSW’s 37th edition of the Spring Cycle. Riders gathered to cycle over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House and through the city, in Sydney’s largest event of cycling advocacy, supported by the NSW government.  From