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Cycling around Sydney 5/e

The full-colour guide to 30 fantastic bike rides
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The ride guide that gives the reader the inspiration and confidence to get out on the quiet streets, roads and bike paths and see what Sydney and its hinterland has to offer. Their senses will reel with the sounds and smells of the bustling city and the ever-changing bush, and theyll find the opportunities and freedom to stop and chat, sample local produce, or dive in for a swim. This new edition is fully updated and features brand new, far more detailed maps than the previous edition. It includes: five ride themes (the city, our history, coastal landscapes, parks and rivers, and the countryside); all the information required to plan a trip, travel to the start using public transport, and confidently navigate the route; great ideas on places to visit, restaurants and cafes to enjoy, and a wealth of facts to broaden the mind; plus over 100 inspirational full-colour photographs. Sydney-based cycling author and back-street cycle routes guru Bruce Ashley has written this revised edition. His excitement at experiencing new locations and cultural delights is reflected in a guide that both stimulates and informs, and he hopes it will get readers out of the armchair and onto the saddle!

Bruce Ashley is a Sydney-based cycling author and back streets cycle route guru. A forester, recreation planner, and freelance environmental consultant by trade, Bruce finds great excitement in learning about, and apppreciating on two wheels the wonderful Sydney region. He is also the author of the cycle guide Bike-It Sydney!  Bruce has been the recipient of the Cycling Promotion Funds Bicycling Achievement Award

  • Location map
  • Introduction: How to use this book; Getting the most out of cycling around Sydney
  • Cycling around Sydney at a glance
  • Cycling around Sydney: Feel the city; Time and tide; Just coasting; Lakes and parks; Smell the bush
  • Emergency services
  • Bushfire danger and severe weather
  • Cycling and advocacy groups
  • Bike shops and bike hire
  • Public transport and toilets:  Sydney Ferries map; Cityrail map
  • Other useful information
  • About the author and acknowledgements
  • The full-colour guide to 30 fantastic bike rides
  • Get fit and have fun exploring Sydney by bike
  • Discover a variety of short rides, half-day and longer rides
  • Learn about Sydney history, culture and the environment
  • Find out about some of Sydneys best bike paths and bike-friendly roads
  • Includes colour maps, photos and detailed ride notes

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