#sydneyrides – A summer of day rides around Sydney

Alone in beautiful nature in the back blocks around Sydney. An early train and you’re there. These are my 2018-19 summer cycling day trips from Sydney, complete with a short video and blog.


Sydney Rides #1:Hanging Rock and Ingar Pool

A hanging rock looking out over the Gross valley and a beautiful, peaceful pool, all to myself. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #2: Hawkesbury River and Half Moon Farm

Following the Hawkesbury river, catching ferries from one side to the other. A side trip to Half Moon Farm where a half moon was executed. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #3: Anderson and Oaks Trails

Cycling the fire trails away from the people. The Anderson Trail and then the Oaks trail, with a side trip to the Nepean Lookout. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #4: Newcastle Overnight

Joining 150 other crazies cycling 180km overnight from Sydney to Newcastle. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #5: Lost City and Glowworm Tunnel

A city of rock pagodas and a tunnel of glowworms. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #6: Colo River

Following the Colo River upstream to a beautiful swimming spot. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #7: Lost World

Some bumpy tracks to a remote little lookout in the Blue Mountains. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #8: Tin City

A push through the soft sand to a collection of tin shack surrounded by sandhills. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #9: Royal and Dharawal National Parks

An early morning cycle in the dark to reach Wattamolla Beach for sunrise. Then a dash through Dharawal National Park before the rain. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #10: Baal Bone Gap

A cycle along the edge of the Wolgan Valley to Baal Bone Gap. A beautiful, if muddy, affair. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #11: Sydney Harbour

A cycle to the north, middle and south heads of Sydney Harbour, and a visit to as many beaches as possible. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #12: Botany Bay

Checking out the Kurnell Peninsula before swinging around Botany Bay, visiting a few beaches. Read the blog entry.


Sydney Rides #13: Wombeyan Caves

A long and beautiful ride from Mittagong to the Wombeyan Caves, where I swam in the cool, clear waters of the limestone gorge. Read the blog entry.