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 BikeSaint on March 7, 2009 at 12:06pm
For me it's (g). Because it's about the journey.
Comment by Adam on March 9, 2009 at 8:14am
If you go too fast you may miss something.
Comment by Bob Moore on March 10, 2009 at 7:33pm
(g) .. its great to explore Sydney by bike. Best done slowly, but you can always up the speed on the way home!
Comment by hartleymartin on March 14, 2009 at 4:00pm
Ironically, the bicycle was once one of the fastest ways to get around. Now it is seen as slow. But is that such a bad thing? In the ever-increasing-speed that this world runs, riding a bicycle at a sedate 9 mph is a wonderful experience. Better still, do it on a vintage bicycle. Cycling slowly through places lets you see so much more that you would other skim over.
Comment by Adrian on April 1, 2009 at 9:54pm
Comment by Adam on April 2, 2009 at 9:43am
I took some friends for a ride over the weekend (before the rain!). We went through some back streets on the lower north shore looking at some old homes and nice views. They were commenting on how cycling allows you to see things in a new perspective because you are moving slowly and can look around. One of the group had never been over the "coat hanger" on a bike (he is from Brisbane) and was absolutely chuffed to bits to be riding over it and taking in the sights. I think our average speed was about 15kph and this aspect was appreciated by all.
Comment by naomi on April 2, 2009 at 10:32am
How nice are those Copenhagen bikes in that video! Perfect for a slow cruise:)
Comment by hartleymartin on May 19, 2009 at 1:54pm
Want to come on an organised slow ride some time?
Comment by Paul Boundy on May 23, 2009 at 4:14pm
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Great. I can forget about my heart rate monitor and just relax and enjoy the ride.

This is the kind of therapy I need every now and then.

I better keep clear of the cars, as I often have to dodge them or have to or try to keep up with them.
Comment by RobK on July 27, 2009 at 10:20pm
I've just added a Sydney Olympic Park Meander to the event calendar for Sat Aug 15th....This would almost qualify for a slow ride (I know, I's taken a while to get one off the ground....)


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