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Meet Our Lisa… From 0 to 40kms in under a month!

Early in February, the team at Bicycle NSW and some of our loyal volunteer route marshals did a trial of the Heart Foundation GEAR UP GIRL Ride. For some of us (like triathlete Jane) it was a doddle; for others it was a challenge; for Lisa it was a personal milestone. Read her beautiful and uplifting story here, but we warn you, it made us a little teary!

Lisa Nicholls, Bicycle NSW Administration Manager

“How good do I feel! After bringing up three toddlers and currently raising three tweens, bike riding went a bit on the wayside. I joined Bicycle NSW in October 2014 and seeing those 9,000+ riders enjoy the Spring Cycle, reminded me it was time to get back to what I loved doing, riding my bike! On Tuesday after training for just a few weeks, I completed the GEAR UP GIRL 40km Classic Ride. I loved the route because it was nice and easy, pretty flat and the scenery was just gorgeous. The company was pretty great too! I was so proud of my achievement which in the end didn’t prove that hard to do.

“But my greatest moment came when I got home that evening. A bottle of wine and a bunch of flowers from my husband and six year old daughter. My 10 year old daughter came and lay down on my bed with me wanting to know all about my ride. My teenage son of whom I can never pry off the computer actually stopped his game with his friends to see how I went.

“How cool is it that my children are actually interested and even proud of what I had achieved! Not only am I getting back to what I enjoy doing and getting fitter, I now have a sense of pride in myself, I have done something for me and my family are proud of me for it!”

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State Government’s celebrated transport strategy at risk

The State Government is set to demolish $4.9m worth of successful transport infrastructure, and the people of Sydney are questioning how does this jeopardise the ultimate delivery of the integrated transport solution that was promised.

Hundreds of concerned people gathered in Hyde Park on Sunday 8 February to show their concern and defend the . . . → Read More: State Government’s celebrated transport strategy at risk

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Colleen and Rolf’s epic trip on the Mundabiddi Trail

“Munda Biddi” means path through the forest in the language of the Noongar nation. It’s a 1,000km mostly off bitumen route that cuts across the south west corner of Western Australia. When Colleen and Rolf Muller found out that the trail was completed over its entire length, planning was started and tickets were booked. . . . → Read More: Colleen and Rolf’s epic trip on the Mundabiddi Trail

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Otford Tunnel Rail Trail opportunity

[We apologise that this story was originaly reproduced without proper acknowledgement of the author, Jamie Honan. Our careless plagiarism was in the interests of furthering the Rail Trails concept and no offense was intended. Ed.]

Original story by Jamie Honan

Photos and story courtesy of Rail Trails for NSW website, http://www.railtrailsnsw.com.au/

An 1880s . . . → Read More: Otford Tunnel Rail Trail opportunity

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Loop the Lake – then and now

The Rotary Club of Warners Bay has run the Loop the Lake event around beautiful Lake Macquarie for 18 years; we thought it worthy of recalling how it all began.

Alan and Laurie Beard, long time members of the Rotary Club of Warners Bay, were instrumental in kicking off the first . . . → Read More: Loop the Lake – then and now

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Have your say

Notice of 2014 Bicycle NSW Annual General Meeting 6pm Thursday 11th December 2014 at the Bicycle NSW Office, Bicentennial Drive, Sydney Olympic Park.

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Lack of consultation for Castlereagh Street ‘part time’ Cycleway

Artist's impression of the original Castlereagh St cycleway

Following weeks of seeking information from both Minister Gay’s and Minister Berejiklian’s offices, Bicycle NSW is pleased to see our advocacy activity is reaching State Parliament.

Important questions were raised in Parliament yesterday by The Hon. Penny Sharpe MLC, Shadow Minister for Transport, as the . . . → Read More: Lack of consultation for Castlereagh Street ‘part time’ Cycleway

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11th Annual Pilgrimage to Southern Highlands for Passionate Hill Climbers

From 8th to 16th November Muggaccinos.com BUG is holding its 11th Annual King of the Mountain Challenge from the pristine township of Berry in the foothills of the Southern Highlands. Kangaroo Valley and Kiama access the ‘Bestest Cluster of Tough Climbs’ in NSW with 18.8km Jamberoo Pass and 5.5km Fountaindale Rd up Saddleback . . . → Read More: 11th Annual Pilgrimage to Southern Highlands for Passionate Hill Climbers

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Special Offer – 10% off Bike Insurance

To celebrate Real Insurance’s proud involvement in the 2014 Spring Cycle, Real Insurance are offering an exclusive 10% discount* on their bike insurance products to Spring Cycle participants and Bicycle NSW members and supporters.

Whether you use your bicycle to enjoy a weekend ride with your family or friends, a commuter . . . → Read More: Special Offer – 10% off Bike Insurance

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Real Insurance SPRING CYCLE invites everyone to ‘ride the Bridge, ride Sydney’ this October

Real Insurance SPRING CYCLE will take place on Sunday 19 October, offering families the unique opportunity to cycle across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Since 1984, Bicycle NSW has been delivering cycling events for Australian’s of all ages and abilities on bikes of all shapes and sizes to showcase Sydney’s growing cycling infrastructure. In . . . → Read More: Real Insurance SPRING CYCLE invites everyone to ‘ride the Bridge, ride Sydney’ this October

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