Celebrating NSW Bike Week – have fun and get fit

Windsor Cyclists enjoying a ride on a shared pathway near Berger Road, South Windsor.
Windsor Cyclists enjoying a ride on a shared pathway near Berger Road, South Windsor.

It’s NSW Bike Week and to celebrate, Hawkesbury City Council is offering a booklet ‘Best Cycle Rides Around The Hawkesbury’ free to the first 150 families that visit the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre in Clarendon and ask for the booklet – but hurry, the offer ends Sunday, 1 October.

Usually priced at $6, this handy, pocket sized guide contains twelve rides, maps and detailed routes, road and safety recommendations and latest cycling rules. All levels of cyclists are catered for – from beginners and children, to the more experienced recreational rider.

NSW Bike Week is an annual celebration of cycling and road safety during 16–24 September 2017 and it’s a great time for local and visiting cyclists to enjoy the benefits of local cycleways and shared paths, while enjoying many of the scenic attractions around the Hawkesbury.

If you ride a bicycle, remember:

• Take time to perform a pre-ride check at home – it can make your ride more enjoyable and safer

• Don’t carry more people than the bicycle is designed to carry

• Don’t ride on the footpath if you are 12 years or older (unless accompanying someone under 12 as a carer)

• You must not ride within two metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres

• You (and bicycle passengers) must wear an approved helmet (unless exempt under law).

Visit www.transportnsw.info/bikeweek for information regarding NSW Bike Week events.

If you are looking for a group to cycle with, Windsor Cyclists meet at 8am at Governor Phillip Park on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – casual cyclists welcome. Rides are typically two to three hours at a leisurely pace and are tailored to the particular group riding on the day. Contact Tony at Windsor Cyclists for more information on 0411 015 913 – text preferred.

If you would like to provide feedback on cycling in the Hawkesbury, please contact Council’s Community Safety Coordinator via email safety@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or call 4560 4498.