South Western Sydney has loads of great places to ride. Along the upper Georges river, and the creeks leading into it from Cabramatta and the southern end of the Western Sydney parklands are some hidden gems that make interesting loops with great parks and scenery.
Along the fringes of the city at Camden and Mt Annan also are some beautiful rides through park lands and botanic gardens, for more experienced riders some great country road options are available as well.
When visiting a new area make sure you have got all the bike mechanicals sorted. Doing a last minute search and drive around for a local bike shop is a painful experience we have all had to do once, but hopefully only once.
I am only just starting to explore the great south western sydney rides possible here, hopefully I can get out for some more soon. Stay tuned!
Etiquette 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.