Cycling in Sydney Australia
I was doing some research after watching a DVD of Le Ride. Hubert Opperman and Percy Osborn were team mates and winners of this race. I went to have a look at the fountain of knowledge that is Facebook and found that the event had been cancelled last year by the NSW Police, which speaks volumes for Cycling NSW's co-operation with Dunny Can and Melinda Pavey and the RMS not to mention a real shame. It appears it is no the only time it has been cancelled by NSW Police.
The questions I have are:
I would like to try and tour the route.
I've sent a message to someone who may know who to ask
About 15+ years ago there was a charity ride of about 60+kms that started and finished in Newcastle after visiting Williamtown and Heatherbrae. It was well organized and didn't require any road closures, other than start/finish. The service club who ran this popular ride gave up exasperated at the onerous conditions imposed by police and RMS. The Loop the Lake was in its infancy at this time and so many of the riders just went to it, rather than being able to do both rides.
Why is it seen to be necessary to involve either of these organizations?