Slow Bicycle Movement - Sydney


Slow Bicycle Movement - Sydney

After a bit of pondering (you can't rush these things), I've decided there may be a call for a Sydney chapter of the Slow Bicycle Movement. It may be a bit slow to get going, but to misquote from their manifesto "we'll get there....eventually...."

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Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2013


This is a place to operate at a more relaxed pace. If you're

(a) a new rider;
(b) just a slower rider;
(c) have a bike which won't go fast;
(d) find yourself transporting heavy loads (children or luggage);
(e) have trouble (or don't want to) shift into the large chain-ring;
(f) want to suppress the tendency to travel at ever increasing speeds, even for a few moments...;
(g) or for any other reason at all....

then this is the place for you!

Discussion Forum

Letting the slowness in

Started by brooza. Last reply by Bob Moore Apr 10, 2012. 3 Replies

At 103, he's a three-wheeled wonder

Started by Mark Lambert. Last reply by sydneyCommuter Mar 15, 2011. 3 Replies

Sydney Slow Cycle

Started by Common Old Garrwain. Last reply by Common Old Garrwain Nov 30, 2010. 12 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment by Jen on September 5, 2009 at 6:40pm
I had a nice slow ride today. My work based BUG had some cycle training- lots of new people learning cycle skills, I don't think we went over 10km/hr. The main thing was they had a great time!
Comment by Common Old Garrwain on September 6, 2009 at 3:13am
Hi Everyone, I also wish to report a magnificently slow ride today, albeit rather of necessity. My sister (45) after existing for many years in terror off falling of bikes actually bought a new bike today, a "Townie", which as you may know is a rather difficult kind of bike to fall off. We decided to try riding from the shop to her home (Manly to Cromer - say no more than 10km) which took at least two hours, admittedly with lots of intervals for trepidation. Along the way I told her of the SBM, and Stephan's near overtaking story which raised her spirits quite a lot. We did however leave a few old ladies with walking sticks in the dust (with all due care of course) Cheers, Garry
Comment by Stephan Meyn on September 6, 2009 at 8:48am
I can relate to that fear of falling of. Too many of my peers in the 50+ age group have fallen off and broken hands, shoulders, popped tendons and worse. That's why I opted for a trike. Not much to fall off there.
Comment by hartleymartin on September 6, 2009 at 10:13am

Trike - VERY COOL! Please post up a photograph of it, better still a picture of your riding it!
Comment by Stephan Meyn on September 6, 2009 at 5:53pm
oh - alright. I was a bit loath to put up a pick of myself as it shows why I have a bike....
Anyway I went to SOP today - I didn't realise how amazing that bike infrastructure is. I spent 2 hours meandering around - still didn't see everything and got lost three times. Once I got asked by a lady to pose for photos - she works for SOP - so maybe I'llbe on their website one day.
Comment by Stephan Meyn on September 13, 2009 at 1:37pm
Riding from the crematorium towards the Yarra Bay Sailing club I noticed that there is a separate path going into the cemetery. I think next time I'll take that turn off and explore. Also I want to see where those market gardens are.
Comment by Stephan Meyn on March 31, 2010 at 1:41pm
I've been riding from kensington to La Perouse and recently started riding from Kensington to Brighton le Sands. What amazes me is the number of market gardens you run into. I wonder if you can buy your veges on the way?

On a related matter I noticed that from Coward Street it is but a hop to go to the newest farmers market in Bourke rd. It's still new so not too crowded and I can ride my trike right into the hall and lock it up in a corner.
Comment by hartleymartin on March 31, 2010 at 11:40pm
Stephan - Well, I am sure that you could if you carried a nice front basket and a set of panniers on the back.
Comment by Stephan Meyn on April 1, 2010 at 7:10am
Well I have a rack for panniers on order for my trike. Currently I transport stuff in a pair of bum bags slung under the seat.
Comment by RobK on June 1, 2010 at 10:03pm
Just added this event - - which is a family ride, but could also be considered a short slow ride :)


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