Cycling in Sydney Australia
Has anyone else received material about this ride?
Very well worth supporting guys. Ride, voluteer, donate, whatever. Even just go along to enjoy the food and entertainment.
*bump* I don't normally ride on Sundays mornings, but think is a worth-while event to sign up and see what the Parramatta surrounds are like to cycle around.
Does anyone else need some company for the 55km ride?
The advertised route for this ride follows a non-existent bike path alongside the M4 for about 2 km as it passes under Pitt St at Merrylands. Will be interesting to see what the organisers do about that with a diversion of some sort so if you are going watch out for that. Otherwise be very careful crossing Pitt St without traffic lights as it's a long straight 4 lane road. The path has been funded, but construction is yet to begin.
Also if you do the 55 km ride watch out for a heap of glass where the route crosses the bus T-Way near Hyland Rd, Greystanes. I rode into it yesterday on the way to work. This ride will also give you an opportunity to see the devestation called development along the Lower Prospect Canal path. If you only do the 30km ride it's worth the short detour ( about 1.5 km each way ) out to Prospect Reserviour to see what our govt has allowed there, as well as a short rest and water stop at the reserviour park which is untouched by the roadworks over the hill.
Thanks for the heads up on the route and possible glass danger!
Will see if I can send a message to the organisers
And of course there are also the snakes to look out for, though hopefully there will be enough riders to scare them off.
there are a few sections of path on the route that seem to attract glass. I'm thinking of taking my trailer with a broom etc in it and doing a bit of sweeping on the way to the vollie marshall area. I'm also hoping Holroyd might send some crews out the check the route out (wishful thinking I know). I reported a Telstra pit missing it's cover in front of the Red Rooster at Wenty. Given that's a section where it's only footpath width and it's hard to see in the grass I'm worried someone might fall in it.