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Cycling can be an enjoyable and exciting activity. However, like many recreational activities that require physical exertion, cycling carries with it the risk of physical injury. The risks associated with cycling include the risk that:

  • you may be involved in a collision with people, animals, objects and/or vehicles;
  • you may lose your balance;
  • you may suffer from the effects of heat, cold, wind, rain and other weather conditions;
  • you may suffer from physical exertion;
  • you may become separated from the cycling group; and
  • you may fall from your bicycle.

These risks may result in death, bodily injury, disability, property damage and economic loss. There are other risks to which you may be exposed. You should ensure that you wear appropriate clothing and safety equipment, including a helmet.

By participating in the cycling activities provided by the organising Bicycle NSW Affiliated Bicycle User Group, you agree:

  • to obey all Australian and NSW road rules;
  • that your bicycle and equipment is in good mechanical order.
  • to comply with all directions given to you by Bicycle NSW employees or agents of the organising Bicycle User Group;
  • to take full and sole responsibility for any person under the age of 18 years who accompanies you in these cycling activities;
  • that you participate at your own risk; that the agreement for services provided to you by the organising Bicycle User Group does not include any implied or express warranty that the services of the organising Bicycle User Group will be rendered with due care and skill or that any materials provided by the organising Bicycle User Group in connection with the cycling activities will be fit for the purpose for which they are supplied;
  • that the organising Bicycle User Group has no liability to you for personal injury or death arising from the services that the organising Bicycle User Group provides to you; and
    to indemnify organising Bicycle User Group against any claim, loss, damage, liability, cost and expense that may be incurred or sustained by the organising Bicycle User Group in connection with any act, matter or thing done, permitted or omitted to be done by you or which was in any way connected with your involvement in the cycling activities.

An approved Australian Standards helmet is required to be worn on all rides. No helmet, no ride. No exceptions. Please ensure your bike is in good working order and bring a spare tube, a pump, tyre levers, a full water bottle and any other tools you may require. It is also recommended you bring money for food and/or fares and your mobile phone.


Children – these rides are not a child minding service. Every rider under the age of 18 must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian. The parent/guardian must watch and control their children for the duration of the ride. The parent/guardian agrees to take full and sole responsibility for their children’s safety. Please contact the Ride Leader in advance to discuss the suitability of a ride for your children.

Feedback can be sent to rides@bicyclensw.org.au

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Parramatta Park Parade

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

We start this ride at Meadowbank Wharf and cruise along the northern shore of the Parramatta River following the Parramatta Valley Cycleway (PVC) route. We deviate off the route travelling via some back roads to enter Parramatta Park. After less than an hour and a lap of the park return via Parramatta. (If you are keen there is always time for 2 or even 3 laps of the park.)

After leaving the Park we travel east directly through Parramatta City to a choice of coffee shops in the city or at the Parramatta Wharf, then some more back roads through Harris Park to join the M4 cycleway. This "cycleway with a roof" runs under then alongside the M4 motorway and provides a low stress route back to Homebush.

The ride may choose one of two ways back to the beginning.

The first is to follow the cycleways all the way back to Sydney Olympic Park where a long deviation to the river's edge and than around the shore of Homebush Bay ensures that the full distance is covered.

The second route heads north through the back streets of Silverwater to cross Silverwater Bridge and reverse the route to the starting point.

The ride normally takes about 3 and a half hours at a steady pace.

The PVC route has gradually been upgraded over many years by both Ryde Council and Parramatta Council using grant funding. The goal is to provide a series of off-road cycleways all the way into Parramatta Park. Currently the only uncompleted section is between Wilde Ave and Parramatta Park.

Notes: Cancelled if raining. Please call if in doubt

Pre-registration required through the Bike North website link


April 17
8:00 am - 11:30 am


Bike North Inc


Ride Distance
42 km
Riding Environment
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
REECalculate your REE
Explanations of Bike North grades, pace, RDI, REE
SuitabilityA good ride for beginners looking to go a little bit further.
FeaturesCyclepaths, Parramatta Park & quiet backroads
Coffee stopUsually at a suitable cafe at the Parramatta Ferry Wharf
3.5 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)
For more information including ride map and profile, and any pre-registration options please check the Calendar Entry on the Bike North Website
Event Contact Information
John Turton