Cycling in Sydney Australia
I don't know this area particularly well but that fire trail looks like a great link between Hornsby and Dural. I was totally unaware of its existence up till now.
Today I went to Hornsby with my MTB, expecting to be able to ride the off-road course there which, according to the Hornsby Council website, is open and rarin' to go over Easter. Unfortunately, it was mostly closed, apparently due to the NorthConnex tunnel project which is using the former quarry as a dumping site for spoil for the next indeterminate number of years. I wonder if that is also really why the fire trail is off limits, too.
It is very frustrating that projects such as these, which are supposedly going to get cars off the surface roads and make things better for people not in cars (but never in reality actually do), still manage to shaft cyclists from the beginning of construction until time immemorial. :-(
Indeed. Cyclists as ever regarded as completely unimportant.
The M2 closure for Northconnex happened only a brief period after M2 re-opened for cyclists too. This practice has all but eliminated cycling on that route.
I think the closure of the Quarry Road trail is because of the possibility of a stray round, as Susanna explained. Rather than make it safe, the easy response is to kick walkers and cyclists out.
All of the above is why I won't pay tolls, live overseas as much as possible, and minimise my contribution to NSW's treasurer as best I can.
Neil, take your MTB to the Westleigh trails on Quarter Sessions Road, better then Hornsby IMO
I've had a look for the no access area for Anzac Rifle Range in Malabar and failed to find the info.
If you look at page 17 of the safety doco, it shows the full bore range with not a huge distance to the ocean. So based on this discussion, shouldn't part of the ocean be off limits?