Two rides for the price one! Our semi-regular brunch ride returns in June with a bonus.
The Cooks River has had a changing role in inner Sydney that reflects our increasing urbanisation.
Until the 1890s, it was a favourite picnic and boating destination, but from then as it became home to industry, it degenerated into a drainage channel and became one of the most polluted rivers in Australia, if not the world.
Along the way it has been home to many different types of industry, large and small, and that industrial role is giving way a new role as it is becoming increasing residential.
Drawing from research by the "Australian Society for the History of Engineering and Technology", John August (Mr.Y.) has curated a fabulous ride that starts in Meadowbank, takes us through the former industrial areas along the Rhodes Peninsula and then onto the Cooks River via a brunch stop in Homebush West before finishing at Tempe.
This will a great ride for people interested in our industrial heritage and the environment. The Cooks River is one of Sydney’s cycling gems. All this for a $5 donation.
Total ride distance will be about 17km, easy with no significant hills and lots to see along the way. Don’t forget your helmet, your drink bottle and wallet or purse. Make sure your bike is in good nick.