The Shire has a network of on road and off road cycleways for all levels of cyclists.

Read about the Sutherland to Cronulla Offroad Cycling Proposal

Major detour cyclists and pedestrians during Alfords Point Upgrade, Illawong/Alfords Point - from April 2016

Barden Ridge, Illawong, Menai and Sutherland

 Suggested route  Ride details
Menai Market Place to Akuna Oval
(Old Menai Road) - 2.4km (F to C on Map)
Suitable for inexperienced cyclists. Ride is on a shared cycleway/pedestrian path and has a mix of flat and short hilly sections. 
Park at Menai Market Place carpark and cycle to the path at the eastern (Club Menai) side. Continue through the bushland section onto the pedestrian bridge which takes you over Menai Road and onto the cycleway at Menai Road.
This ride takes you past local schools and Bangor shops, and finishes at the traffic lights at Akuna Oval.
 Menai Market Place to Woronora Bridge
and Sutherland - 6.6km (F to D on Map)
This ride is suited to cyclists that ride regularly and don't mind a challenging hill.  Extra care needs to be taken  at intersections, particularly if young children are riding.
The ride has a mixture of flat and short hilly sections through Menai and a moderately steep hill leading out from Woronora Bridge where you can enjoy spectacular views of the river. Continue to Sutherland where you will find a number of coffee shops and food outlets.

Sutherland, Kirrawee, Sylvania and Woolooware Bay

Suggested route  Ride details
Waratah Park Cycling Criterium Track Located in Sutherland the track comprises 3 looped circuits, the longest being 1.2km.  The track is used regularly for club bike races on weekends but when not in use it offers the opportunity to learn to ride, use it for training or ride for fitness in a safe off-road environment. Plenty of parking is available outside of race days.
Woolooware Bay Cycleway (1.9km) This is an easy off-road ride along the mangrove lined foreshore of Woolooware Bay between Mangrove Lane and Solander Playing Fields (Captain Cook Drive). It’s suitable for beginners and young children though care needs to be taken as it is a popular location with walkers and other cyclists. For experienced riders, on-road links from Captain Cook Drive provide access to Cronulla and Kurnell. The Woolooware Bay cycleway is planned to link with the northern section of the cycleway between Captain Cook Bridge and Shore Bird Reserve via the foreshore. This will provide a continuous cycleway across the Georges River to Brighton, with links to the Airport and Homebush.
 Kareela Oval to Taren Point (6km)
Suitable for more experienced riders this route starts at Kareela Oval on an off-road section. At the intersection of Bates Drive and  Princes Highway use the pedestrian lights to cross over the Princes Highway and link to Garnet Road. From here it is on-road and downhill before turning left into Bellingara Road. Continue to the roundabout and turn right into Box Road. Care needs to be taken  in this short section in Box Road due to the traffic. Continue to Port Hacking Road and cross at the pedestrian lights into Belgrave Esplanade. A line-marked on-road cycleway then winds through Sylvania Waters using Belgrave Esplanade and Holt Road, continuing to Taren Point and  finishing at Woodlands Road. The ramp crossing Captain Cook Bridge links with the Brighton to Homebush regional cycleway and is accessible  from Holt Road and Woodlands Road. To the south-east a cycleway at the end of Parraweena Road, Taren Point provides an off-road link along the Woolooware Bay foreshore to the Solander Playing Fields, onto Captain Cook Drive, Cronulla and Kurnell. 

Alfords Point to Menai Marketplace

Menai Marketplace to Sutherland Town Centre

Alfords Point to The Ridge Sports Complex

Waratah Cycling Track

Waratah Cycling Track is an off road and track cycling facility for training and competition. 

Off road cycle/pedestrian paths

Built specifically to share with other cyclists and pedestrians.  These shared pathways are signposted.  By law, you are to ride to the left of the path and give pedestrians priority.

On road cycling

The on-road sections of the cycleway network include bike lanes, sealed shoulders and road space that are shared with other traffic.  They are generally marked with bicycle signs and/or logos to show the route.

Local cycling clubs

Safety tips

  • Wear a helmet - its the law.  Its good to wear a bright colour so other road users can see you.
  • At night or in low light conditions display a steady or flashing light at the front of your bike and a red flashing light at the rear.
  • Your bike must also have a red rear reflector.  
  • Wear bright clothing and reflective clothing at night (a plain white t-shirt is the next best thing).
  • Use correct hand signals before turning, changing lanes or stopping.
  • Use your bell to warn pedestrians you are approaching.
  • Don't speed, remember shared pathways are exactly that.
  • Keep left.
  • Obey road rules.
  • Children under 12 may ridge on footpaths.  Adults can only do this if they are accompanying a child under 12.
  • Cyclists must give way to pedestrians and walk with their bike when using a pedestrian crossing.
  • You can ride 2 abreast but no more than 1.5m apart.
  • Dismount and walk your bike across an intersection.


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More information

Policies and documents

Cycling Map - Barden Ridge, Illawong, Menai and Sutherland Cycling Map - Sutherland, Kirrawee, Sylvania, Woolooware Bay Sutherland to Cronulla Offroad Cycleway Proposal


Enquiries can be directed to Ingo Koernicke on 9710 0333 or

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