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Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park

My favourite bike route would be at Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park. There are plenty of roads to ride and I just rode around there today. It was lovely weather and I rode for about an ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

Image for story Back on the bike to work

Back on the bike to work

I used to be an avid bike rider - long rides every weekend, rides to the pub, rides to work. Since having a kiddo, the cycling has fallen by the wayside. And then today, I got back on the bike an... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Bunyip Gravel loop 100kms organised by Audax, what a thrill!

Bunyip Gravel loop 100kms organised by Audax, what a thrill!

What a great way to discover some pretty local township within our lush Victoria. This ride was limited to 100 bike riders and organised by Audax who do a great job. Convivial and social, we got to... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Riding to Macquarie Park as part of your commute to work

Riding to Macquarie Park as part of your commute to work

If you're thinking of cycling to work to Macquarie Park, or a resident of the area, go my YouTube channel to see first hand where the low stress routes are and other cycling related content Rid... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Dodging a magpie

Each year as we get closer to Spring I begin to keep a lookout for a particular magpie along a particular stretch of my commute. I couldn't possibly count the number of magpies that I get along wit... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story My New Tricycle

My New Tricycle

This is my new Trike-bike Tricycle, my old Tricycle got into a bit of a bad shape and this new one was an early Christmas gift so I can continue riding around/shopping! Really helpful as I need it ... read more

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Image for story Anytimeeeeeee...

Anytimeeeeeee...

The beauty of cycling is that as long as YOU are ready, you can cycle anytime of day. Morning, afternoon, evening or very late/early hours. That's what I do, cycle odd hours and just have fun &... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Magpies Like to Target Lone Riders

Magpies Like to Target Lone Riders

On our way back from the Gong on Saturday morning, myself, Jim Ponton and Nigel Lamb decided that instead of riding around the Woonona Surf Club where 'NSW's angriest Magpie' lives, we would form a... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

1986 Riding in China

In 1986 I joined a group of 12 people who cycled in the Foshan and Guangshou Areas of China for 3 weeks. We cycled through lots of different weather, ate some amazing dishes, & cycled approxim... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Got the Swoop on any Magpie deterents?

Got the Swoop on any Magpie deterents?

I have found a nice 10klms loop near my place with some hills and some Strava segments to benchmark and motivate my unfit just back on the bike dad bod. First couple of times I had no trouble, but ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Some surprising things can be seen riding bikes

Some surprising things can be seen riding bikes

I ride for fitness so I ride similar routes each ride. I was surprised a few weeks ago to see a wild Peacock in the front lawn of the houses. A few days latter I saw the same peacock, and then the... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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I just love riding my bike!

I decided to buy a bike for my birthday in April. I turned 46 and I think the last time I rode a bike may have been when I was 12!! But I was determined!! I wanted to ride for exercise and to im... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Go the bike

Go the bike

Just a quick one - I rode my bike so much that my actual car battery has gone flat.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Addicted to chain lube.

Addicted to chain lube.

I think that as a mechanised society we have lost sight of how incredible the human mind and body really are. We're built for going incredible distances in hot and cold with just the power of our m... read more

Topic: Other

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Going For Broke!

[address removed] Depression is an insidious disease which at best impacts its victims and everyone around them and at worst makes suicide appear as the only option. In Australia eight people ea... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Beautiful country road ride in Crookwell

Beautiful country road ride in Crookwell

Visiting a friend in Crookwell, on way to Canberra for some riding. He took us on a beautiful flat ride along a country road. So nice getting out amongst the sounds of cows, kookaburras, frogs and ... read more

Topic: Other

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Parramatta

My favourite place to ride would be Parramatta. I love riding there and that's where I hire my bike. Around the Parramatta river there is plenty of space to ride and also around Parramatta Park the... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Invite your work buddies to register

Invite your work buddies to register

Great prizes to be won! Including bikes, back packs; adventures trips; restaurant vouchers and so much more. If they haven't rode much and or want to particiapte in riding opportunities, check out... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Cycling to RPA from Coogee film ...

Cycling to RPA from Coogee film ...

Watch this space for - workers cycling to and from RPA to Coogee

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story 1 Month, 1 Goal, Fight Cancer!

1 Month, 1 Goal, Fight Cancer!

Every 2 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer, the biggest killer of children from disease in Australia. Children deserve to be living life, not fighting for it. This October, I'm riding 500... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Cycling mums

Cycling mums

Nadia and Ana from the Health Promotion Unit SLHD enjoy their commute to work by bike. They cycle together to and from Coogee and work at RPA campus. They make the time by organising their busy y... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Brisbane Valley Rail Trail ride 01/08/2020

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail ride 01/08/2020

2 years ago, when I was a lot fitter and 20kg lighter, my riding buddies and I completed a 3 day 160km+ ride from Yarraman to Wulkuraka. It was a funtastic 3 days, so when an opportunity recently c... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story King Carl Gato Lives

King Carl Gato Lives

There is but one human truth and that is there are many truths. I know this because I ride a bicycle. My cat does not ride on a bicycle, but he is alive. For him that is blessing, I suppose, and fo... read more

Topic: Other

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The ride is only part of it...........

I have cycled since 1996, both semi professionally and recreationally, and in all this time I have found that every cyclist has a story to share, and is also a possible friendship opportunity wrapp... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Dogs love to ride too

Dogs love to ride too

Cycling is my main way of transport, you could say I am a commuter, I use the bicycle for almost all trips I make. But the best trips are those shared with your best mate. In this case my dog Tom... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story 2022 Ride to work day 🚲

2022 Ride to work day 🚲

Beautiful sunny day here in Mount Gambier, South Australia, for my commute to the office.

Topic: My commute by bike

Magpie

A long time ago I was riding and my father got swooped by a magpie so I got jealous that he got swooped and I didn't so I went back and got swooped. Now; whenever I see a magpie I go back and get s... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Ballarat Tweed Ride

Ballarat Tweed Ride

Each year I organise the annual Ballarat Tweed Ride. Last May was our 10th ever ride. We had fantastic weather, rosettes for the best dressed, a driven road escort, 130 riders, live music, a Tweed ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

The Start of Biketober!

Hi Everyone! This is the start of Biketober and I have logged my very first ride. I rode around Newington Armoury, Sydney Olympic Park and Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. It wa... read more

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Riding around the world..a virtual ride around the equator

GOAL reached! Today I reached my goal of riding the equivalent of around the world at the equator. Total distance = 40075 Klm (24902 miles). I started riding in January 2018, and during the period... read more

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Image for story Live Life Now.

Live Life Now.

I've always loved cycling. All my life. I cycled to and from school. I've cycled for charity. I've cycled for fun and fitness. As I got older and recreational time seemed to get shorter, I cycled l... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Denim Jeans hoodie baby distance and hot day

3 months prior I had met a guy who was partner to my wife's friend who was a cyclist and suggested that we should do a ride together. Well finally 3 months later we got that ride in. He turned up o... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Post-lockdown ride

Post-lockdown ride

Out for my first ride with friends after the lifting of the 5km radius restriction, went big and did 100km and loved chatting with loads of other cyclists at this beautiful spot in Kurnell, looking... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Discovering again

Discovering again

It's probably been over a decade since I've been on a bike, let alone ridden one regularly. I do remember how much I used to enjoy it when I was quite a bit younger though. Now that I am north of... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story When was your last first aid course?

When was your last first aid course?

This morning on my way to work I cycled along the Swan River in Perth as usual. I rode towards a father and his son who were standing at the side of the bike path. At first, I didn't think much of ... read more

Topic: Other

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Riding around the Equator

My father passed on a genetic disease (CMT) which is a motor neuron disease that attacks tendons and mustcle in ankles and wrists. For the first 40 years it simply slowed my running and walking, bu... read more

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"Some one has to die to get a car space"

I started at the Kids Hospital Westmead earlier this year. On the first day I enquired about staff parking. My colleague said "You have to wait for someone to die to get a car space". I replied wi... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Bathurst to Sydney

30 years ago, I was 27, with a desk job and needed a challenge. I rode a 5 speed bike from Bathurst to Thornleigh in Sydney, via Bell's Line of Road. It took me 13 hours. I hit a lump of tar going ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story A 15 year old's Cycling Dreams

A 15 year old's Cycling Dreams

When I was15 I wanted to be a professional cyclist. Cycling wasn't the coolest sport at Peninsula Grammar where cricket and footy (VFL) rule but I was in the cross country team and swim squad and h... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story E-biking to retirement

E-biking to retirement

Last week I clocked over 43 years working at the same job at Murdoch University Library. For most of those years it has been a 16 Km round trip by car, mostly on my own. When younger I had riden a ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Blayney to Bathurst 2019

Blayney to Bathurst 2019

Adventurously, we attempted the 2019 Blayney to Bathurst purely to feel like real cyclists by receiving a number we could pin to our shirts. After 70km, one flat tire, the consumption of many, man... read more

Topic: Other

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Cycling, a wheely great love story!

When people ask me why I love riding so much it’s hard to give a wheely short answer! Perhaps first and foremost it’s a great fitness activity that you can incorporate into and around your daily co... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story A time saver, good for the environment and me

A time saver, good for the environment and me

Lexy loves to ride to and from home to work at RPA campus "..it saves me time and I don't have to sit in crowded transport or a car - it works for me. Also great for the environment and I get my h... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story KGV RPA bike parking see other site bike parking

KGV RPA bike parking see other site bike parking

Across SLHD there are bike parking facillities see your site's Transport Access Guides for end of trip facilities: Balmain Canterbury Concord RPAH SLHD Community Centres have their own TAG... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Riding for Fun

I have never ridden a bicycle before, I tired learning in 2016 but I fell off the bicycle and broke my ligament and I had to do an ACL operation. Since then I have not sat on a bicycle again but wh... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

Image for story SLHD has been winning cycling challenges for years

SLHD has been winning cycling challenges for years

Back in 2015 The Public Health Unit won a cycling challenge that City of Sydney hosted and the SLHD Health Promotion Unit coordinated. The team enjoyed their winning prize of a day at the Hunter V... read more

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Image for story My Adult Tricycle

My Adult Tricycle

Just a short story of how I got my Tricycle and how it got its name! I everytime went on a bike ride and I just couldn't stay stable and I got really upset thinking I'd never feel somewhat safe rid... read more

Topic: Other

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My kermit green machine

Hundreds of free green bikes were on offer for the great western Australian bike ride 2005 . After touring beautiful south western Australia mine has taken me more than 30,000 km. It's now too old... read more

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Image for story Dusting off my Road Bike

Dusting off my Road Bike

I bought a bike around 10 years ago and rode it for a while but it has been sitting in my shed gathering dust. It is a great bike, light weight and was easy to ride when I bought it. I have had k... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Great Cycle Challenge-Raising for funds for Kids Cancer Research

Great Cycle Challenge-Raising for funds for Kids Cancer Research

I have been riding throughout the month of October raising money for Kids Cancer Research [address removed] So far I have raised $876.58 and riden 601km. Unfortunately my son James, who rides wi... read more

Topic: Other

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