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Cycling in Lane Cove

 


 

Sunday 23 September

Convene at 11:00am, car park at 71 Longueville Road/Epping Road 

Celebrate cycling in Lane Cove by joining us on one of three local rides:

2.3 km Beginners’ Route for younger and less accomplished cyclists
4.9 km Intermediate Route to suit cyclists who are comfortable with a few hills
An 11.6 km Accomplished Riders’ Route which is more challenging

All routes will be largely on Shared User Paths, off-road and away from busy streets. We will conclude at Blackman Park for a free sausage sizzle, face painting and activities.

For further information: www.facebook.com/bigfamilyfunride

Please register before the day: https://big-family-fun-ride.eventbrite.com.au

Lane Cove Bicycle Routes
 

There are six easy-to-follow local bicycle routes featured in the Riding around Lane Cove brochure. These have been selected on the basis of their suitability and then sign posted to make riding easier and safer.

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Download the Riding around Lane Cove brochure for details on each of these routes.

 

2018 Bike Week Events

Free Fundamentals Bike Skills Workshop for Adults

Sunday 23 September 2018

9:30am – 12:30pm

The workshop will include:

  • Helmet and bike check
  • Bike safety talk, clothing, bike equipment, road rules etc
  • Practice skills including riding in a straight line, scanning and hand signals
  • Entering a road from the curb
  • Practice turning left and right with hand signals
  • Route planning and a ride on a Shared User Path

All participants must be able to ride a bike. You need to bring to the workshop;

  • A road worthy bike
  • A correctly fitting Australian/NZ Standards helmet

Bookings are essential. Please contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 99113576 or email vstamper@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Free Intermediate Cycle Skills Workshop for Adults

Sunday 23 September 2018

1:00pm – 3:30pm

The workshop will include:

  • Helmet and bike check
  • Cycle skills confidence course
  • Road rules and bike safety equipment
  • Road ride and/or a ride on a Shared User Path
  • Review of workshop

All participants must be able to confidently ride a bike.

You need to bring to the workshop;

  • A road worthy bike
  • A correctly fitting Australian/NZ Standards helmet

Bookings are essential. Please contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 99113576 or email vstamper@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Lane Cove's Bike Week Breakfast

Wednesday 26 September

6:30am – 9:00am

In the car park adjacent to 71 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Come along and enjoy a free healthy breakfast and coffee, meet fellow cyclists, browse through cycling information and take home some giveaways. A bike mechanic will be on site to give your bike a free check and tune up.

For further details, please contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 99113576 or email vstamper@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Free Bike Maintenance Workshop

Thursday 27 September

6:00pm – 9:00pm

The workshop offers practical maintenance advice and teaches you how to maintain and care for the various components of your bike including brakes, tyres, chains and derailleurs. Bookings are essential. Please contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 99113576 or email vstamper@lanecove.nsw.gov.au. Please note – this workshop is only available to Lane Cove Residents

 

More about Cycling in Lane Cove

Cycle to work, cycle to school, cycle to do your shopping, cycle to visit friends or just cycle for relaxation. Whatever your reasons, help remove traffic from our roads by riding your bike using Lane Cove's cycleways.

Why not take your children to the cycle path that has been constructed in Blackman Park? You will find it at the western end of the carpark, right next to the beautiful Lane Cove River. It's a great place for the children to learn the road rules and it's safe! Or how about cycling to either Greenwich Wharf or Longueville Wharf and enjoying the scenic beauty of Sydney Harbour on the way to and from work. Just taking the bicycle out for a leisurely ride on a Saturday or Sunday isn’t the only thing to consider. How about using Lane Cove’s great recreational facilities. Cunninghams Reach and Aquatic Park are all accessible using Lane Cove’s bicycle tracks. Bicycle racks are provided to safely secure your bike.

Cycling need not be a pastime for the individual. It can be a fun day for the whole family.

 

Cycleways – the way to fun destinations in Lane Cove

 

Over the past few years Council has developed, and continues to develop a system of cycleways which, when complete will link Lane Cove to the City and Chatswood. There are currently many local bicycle routes, these have been selected on the basis of their suitability and then sign posted to make riding easier and safer.

 

Cycleways – fun, but remember safety

 

Cycling is fun, but always remember to wear a helmet and give way to pedestrians on a shared cycleway. Children under 12 are permitted to ride on the footpaths, as are adults accompanying them. Make sure you get to know the Bicycle Road Rules.

 

Cycleways – good for your health, good for the environment

 

Cycling is not only a healthy and economical means of commuting, but it is your way of helping our environment. The more people that cycle to work, to the shops or to their friends’ house, the less exhaust fumes in your local area.

 

Interested in organised bike rides?

 

Bicycle North has a strong presence in the northern suburbs and is continually organising interesting bike rides for all grades of cyclists.

 

Lane Covelo is a cycling club located within Lane Cove and is affiliated with Cycling NSW.

 

Free Bike Maintenance Workshops

Contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 9911 3576 for details of the next session in Lane Cove.