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NOTICE July 2020 — Bike Leichhardt Meetup Rides have commenced again and are following safety and hygiene advice. Currently numbers of riders per event are limited to 20.

Riders must maintain social distancing, including when on their bike, and practice good hygiene.

Bringing own hand sanitiser and tissues recommended.

Any intending participant with any signs of Covid-19 must not attend.

Cafe stops may not be possible due to limits in seating. BYO food and drink suggested.

Registration for and participation in a Bike Leichhardt activity includes providing verbal consent for contact details from the ride log or as communicated to Bike Leichhardt to be provided to NSW public health officers undertaking contact tracing if a person on the ride later tests positive for COVID-19,

We recommend you download the Government CovidSafe App to your phone.

Statement by Bicycle NSW (https://bicyclensw.org.au/covid-19-whats-next/)


Bike Leichhardt is a community group which runs regular bike rides and seeks better cycling facilities in and around the Leichhardt area in Inner West Sydney. We also organize weekend and multi-day tours around NSW and beyond.

Bike Leichhardt warmly welcomes new riders on our rides. We cater for all fitness levels and interests with rides ranging from 20-30 km for beginners to longer and more challenging rides of 50-100 km, to a variety of destinations. Something for everyone! The first Sunday of each month is generally an Easy Ride and is suitable for beginners or those returning to cycling after a break.

Some of our rides are here: http://www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/pages/20328965/Maps_and_Rides

and scroll down the bottom to see them on a map here: http://www.ridewithgps.com/events/51182-bike-leichhardt-rides

Main website http://www.bikeleichhardt.org . We are on Facebook too, @bikeleichhardt, and tweet us on @Fractal10

Bike Leichhardt Inc is affiliated with Bicycle NSW, the peak body for cyclists in NSW. Bike Leichhardt has been an Incorporated Association since October 2010.

All our rides are free, however we kindly request that, if you like riding with us, you become a Paid-Up/Financial Member after a couple of rides with Bike Leichhardt.

Membership is only $10 per calendar year. You can pay anytime by cash to a ride leader or electronically into our account. Details of BSB and account nos (http://www.bikeleichhardt.org/bp/about/) can be found on our website, or ask a ride leader. If you pay after September you get membership for the following year as well. Please email us on info@bikeleichhardt.org to say you have paid, and with your address and contact phone no for our records.

The old Calendar View is here (https://www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/events/calendar/), and the old Pages is here. (https://www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/about/)

Upcoming events (3)

Tempe to Panania and loop back

Tempe Station

Meet at 8.30 for 8.45am departure in the car park at Tempe Station. Please note: There will be track work on the day, so if you're catching the train to the start, you'll need to go to Wolli Creek Station and then cycle back to Tempe (one station away) along the footpath of the Princes Highway and then left through Kendrick Park. (You can catch the train from Central to Wolli Creek via the airport.) From Tempe we'll follow cycle paths to join the recently completed M5 path, then continue to Revesby for coffee. Some busier roads around Revesby on the return, or you can catch the train back. At 43kms return, this is a medium ride. Your bike must be fully functional and a helmet is compulsory. When you register to attend, please sms your mobile number and emergency contact numbers to Natalie on[masked]. Please do not join the ride if you are not well on the day. In the likelihood of returning by train, please bring a face mask and Opal card.

Dulwich Hill to Georges River loop c

Jack Shanahan Reserve

50km [+300M] Medium ride, suitable for cyclists able to sustain 20 kph on smooth flat, stamina for 50km, and OK with SOME traffic. Bike Leichhardt COVID 19 Ride Health Warning. If you are sick with flu like symptoms, or have a fever or severe headache, do not come. If you display these symptoms during the ride, the ride leader has an obligation to ask you to leave the ride. If you have been asked to self isolate for whatever reason, do not come. For briefings, refreshment and other stops we will practice "social distancing" - do not crowd each other, avoid skin to skin contact, and wash your hands and face regularly. Bike Leichhardt financial members (2020) only. Lots of paths, some scenic. Several rail-bail options. Coffee after 18km at Revesby. We MAY see Natalie's earlier-starting A-team at Revesby, or on-coming beforehand: their return route is similar to our outward route. Lunch in Rookwood Cemetery after 40km (BYO or buy at al fresco cafe). Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33704993 You'll need fully-functioning bike, spare tube, tyre-levers, pump, helmet. The ride will be cancelled or abbreviated if weather threatens (monitor Meetup). Contact leader, Richard,[masked] if doubts/queries about the ride.

Safe Cycling Sydney Day

Online event

Sunday 23 August is to be a “Safe Cycling Day” and Sydney Safe Cycling and Bicycle NSW are asking riders to pin a special message “bib” onto the back of their jerseys, displaying the safe passing distance for vehicles. We are hoping that if enough riders wear these bright bibs on that same day, car drivers will be made more aware of the rule to keep us safe. We will have a ride on that day and it would be great if all their riders wear the bib. The bibs are only $5 each, including safety pins, plus postage (or you can collect at a Mosman address). You can order them at: https://sydneysafecycling.godaddysites.com/ To choose one of the bibs that is most appropriate for you, click on “SHOP” on the top left of the page, then click on the bib you’d like. The bib will display accurately at this step. Then just check out to pay.

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Mt White for coffee


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