57.2km Newtown to Fairfield via Orphan School Creek

This ride came about through wanting to join two of Sydney’s biggest stretches of green cycleway. These follow Cooks River and Georges River through the western suburbs of Sydney. Between the two¬† is a suburban nightmare for cyclists – the rolling hills and unfriendly roads of Canterbury. Short of taking a train there is no…

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Newtown to Blacktown via Prospect Resevoir 50.5km

I’d been wanting to do this ride for a little while, and in fact attempted an alternative route a few months ago, but abandoned the mission when I reached the 59km mark due to fading light and lack of a headlamp. This time I took a more direct path. Or at least I had intended…

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Newtown – Bankstown via M5 (40.4km)

Sometimes you look on the cycle maps and see a big long stretch of green, which denotes a dedicated cycle path, and think – I have to do this! What can possibly go wrong! The M5 Linear Park Cycleway was one such section green. 12kms of dedicated path is fairly rare in Sydney. So I…

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