What we’re about
If you have any Covid or flu symptoms please do not join the ride. Also, please be aware that many of our Ride Leaders and members are in the vulnerable age groups.
NO SHOW and FREQUENT CANCELLER POLICY. If you consistently do not turn up for a ride, or are cancelling very late or often with no reason, you could be bumped from future rides or dropped from our meetup group. This applies if you have done this more than twice.
Please be considerate to others. We are frequently over-subscribed for rides with waitlists. If you don't think you can make a ride, please cancel during the week well before the event to give someone else a chance to ride.
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.
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.
Join Bike Leichhardt
Membership is only $10 per calendar year. You can pay anytime electronically into our account. Details of BSB and account nos are on our website, or ask a ride leader. If you pay after September you get membership for the following year as well.
** Please email email@example.com to say you have paid, and with your address and phone no, plus an emergency contact no. for our records.**
Some of our rides are listed here: www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/ pages/20328965/Maps_and_Rides
and also at: www.ridewithgps.com/events/51182-bike-leichhardt-rides
The actual route taken may vary, depending on changed circumstances, Leader preferences etc.
Main website 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.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- MnMM rideBar Italia, Leichhardt, NS
An easy, slow paced ride to Mascot, via The Greenway and Cooks River, then coffee at Marrickville Metro. M&Ms too. We will then ride back to Leichhardt via Enmore and Annandale.
About 30km, mix of quiet roads and cycle paths.
If the weather is too wet, the ride will be cancelled. Check Meetup for notifications.
Bike to be in good working order, with spare tube and tools to fix a flat.
Ride leader: Graham Byrne 0438084144
- Casino, Naughtons Gap, Spring GroveCasino Station, Casino
UPDATED DETAILS on 26 Feb.
Following is the first ride option of several separate rides for the Northern Rivers visit.
NB The new rail trail will NOT be available for use - but we have a good alternative route as follows
NOTE new start time of 8.00am from the current (operational) Casino railway station. Route is 31 klms and approx 2 hours to ride, plus stops for views.
No facilities along the way so bring plenty of water and sun block, etc.
THE NEW ROUTE
This route is on sealed and unsealed country roads with minimal aprons. Riders should be comfortable with passing traffic. Traffic volumes are expected to be low. Also a bit of climbing. We will regroup along the way as required. From the current Casino station we will go through Casino to Spring Grove Rd, then left into Naughtons Gap Rd, past Manifold Rd straight on to the top of the Gap, right into Rambaldinis Rd (NB very steep for first 250 m approx), a (smooth) unsealed track, it descends in undulations becoming wider and called Gores Rd. Unsealed but good surface. At the T-intersection we turn right onto Spring Grove Rd (sealed) & thru Casino back to the station. There are a few climbs here but lovely views towards Casino.
After brunch in Casino we can hop in our cars and join the Rail Trail Project Manager for a tour (in our cars) of parts of the rail trail.
Following that its off to Murwillumbah which is ~ 90 mins drive north or 5 hours by bike from Bentley (hilly at times).
All the usual stuff applies -- bring a bike in good order & a helmet, spare tube and tools & pump in case of flats. You'll need good LIGHTS for the tunnel and evening ride planned for the following days at Murwillumbah.
Don't forget to book your accommodation soon.
- SUPER TUESDAY BIKE COUNTNeeds location
TUESDAY 5 MARCH
If you’d like to help earn valuable funds for Bike Leichhardt, volunteer for the next bike count.
You’ll be helping collect important data for your council to improve walking and cycling infrastructure in your area.
All volunteer counters receive either a credit towards Bicycle Network membership or a donation to Bike Leichhardt.
Various sites to choose from
NB: If you are choosing a site in Sutherland Shire, counting starts at 6.30 am to 8.30 am.
Just click on the link below to register.
Super counts | Transport Surveys and Data | Bicycle Network
Once you have chosen a site and received confirmation from Bicycle Network, please email Treasurer@bikeleichhardt.org to advise site number
- Murwillumbah loop via Fernvale & rail trail at Stokers SidingNeeds location
39 klms (~ 3 hours plus stops) Depart 8.00 am from Murwillumbah station then head north to Quarry Rd. turning right and looping east then south. Go through back streets and some light industrial then residential areas through hills and onto Stokers Siding. Join the rail trail at Stokers Siding for the easy ride to the end of the rail trail then tur around and back to Murwillumbah. Plenty of undulations and a few hills before we hit the rail trail. NB we will go thru 2 tunnels to Mooball and Crabbes Creek & then return. We could have lunch at Burringbar on the return journey. Some may choose to stop at the Tweed Regional Gallery before finishing at Murwillumbah.
Some of the early roads roads could be busy, but will soon thin out to be low speed, narrow roads through hilly country mainly servicing residences. This is a regular route for local cyclists.
Not a lot of services along the way till Stokers Siding where we can stop for a coffee. Bring plenty of water, etc. You definitely need GOOD LIGHTS for the tunnels. All the usual stuff - bring & wear a helmet, spare tyre tube, tools & pump. Sun block and a sense of humour. If feeling unwell before the ride please don't join the ride.