The bay run

The bay run

Blackwattle with chips.

Blackwattle with chips.

Centennial Park

Centennial Park

 

There is plenty of information on Eastern Sydney rides available.

The City of Sydney is quite proactive with cycleways and information on routes. They also have a great facebook messenger service giving advice to cyclists about the best routes in their area and a marked up map of the City of Sydney region.

I tend not to go east for riding, there are so many better options out west- Homebush, Parramatta river and Western Sydney Parklands, but there are some spectacular spots to visit.

Centennial park is a great location and has several different cycleway routes leading to and from it. With a bit of research you can travel from there to the Cooks river and onwards south or west. 

There are few other loops available in the area, but several nice scenic sections of cycleway that can be enjoyed in two directions.

Eastern Sydney rides

Ettiquette on cycleways

Etiquette on Cycleways is just common sense really, but here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Have a bell on your bike and use your bell to alert walkers and other riders
  • Stay on your side of the path and give way to oncoming riders.
  • In high traffic areas moderate your speed.
  • Give walkers and slower riders plenty of space when overtaking.

For parents, we all know that kids have limited situational awareness, so we have to be their eyes for them. Its important for their safety and that of others that they understand basic rules of riding.

I tend to put the slowest rider first and cruise behind them to help them alert and avoid walkers.

Learning these skills when riding on cycleways means you can be trusted to ride safely when you have to do a section of road.

Eastern Sydney rides