Cycling in Sydney Australia
Just a heads up that NSW's finest were back in the park this morning fining hordes of riders for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. Every rider must completely stop.
One whole bunch fined, a second bunch was split with the front half being fined.
I will try to find out exactly which stop sign from Strava/Facebook posts but thought it might be of interest on here.
Business as usual for NSW.
Every bloody golf course could have a decent cycling circuit around its perimeter.
Royal Randwick, inside service/ambo road looks good.
The Armoury racing was in the evening so only happens in the summer. The same applies to many of the other crit races in Sydney although there are weekend races at Hefron and Lansdowne.
There is a major difference between racing and training. For racing we close the circuit with marshals and signs. At other times there is nothing to stop the random walkers and dogs from wandering across the track.
Training is either evening or early morning and an unlit crit track is not a great place to train. This is why many riders prefer to train on the road. Cars and traffic are easier to judge than walkers and dogs although the consequences of collisions are usually higher.
The problem is finding a quiet circuit with minimal traffic which is why many of the faster training riders start ridiculously early in the morning.