Cycling Events and Project Updates

Cycle to School

The Cycling to School project focuses on encouraging more children to cycle to school. Its aim is to facilitate behaviour change in  a school community with the intention that it will

  • encourage and support continuing long term active transport use,
  • help to reduce traffic / parking congestion around schools,
  • improve the health and wellbeing of children,
  • support greater social / community cohesion,
  • increase self-confidence and transport independence for children,
  • increase road safety awareness and skills,
  • encourage other family members to be more active etc.

With grant funding assistance from the RMS Walking and Cycling Program - Non Infrastructure Proposals  Connecting Centres (Cycling)–– Sutherland Shire Council engaged Rideability to undertake the pilot Cycle to School project at Sutherland North Primary School and Woolooware Primary School. A project report of this highly successful project and video of the activity is provided.

2018 Cycle to School Report

The Ridge - Off Road Bike Park (BMX Pump Track)

The Ridge Pump Track is now open! Sutherland Shire is now home to the second biggest bicycle pump track in Australia, with 954 square metres of curves, dips and transitions for riders of all skill levels and ages to enjoy.

The track itself is only a small part of a much larger, fully fenced facility with brand new accessible toilet facilities, 49 dedicated car parking spaces and landscaping which affirms its place in The Ridge Sports Complex. Shade structures will also be installed, providing rest areas for riders. 

Recycled road materials have been used to build up the base and track profile at the site, which previously served as landfill for the former tip site, minimising the environmental impact and also allowing for substantial savings in disposal costs across the project.

 

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Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway - Stage 6

Council has been transforming the foreshore of Woolooware Bay since 2003 through staged construction of the Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway network. The shared pathway is now complete and ready for everyone to enjoy. 

View interactive map of route.

Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link (SCATL)

In 2006, council and the community sought State Government support for the construction of a shared cycleway/pedestrian path along the rail corridor between Sutherland and Cronulla. Following a number of preliminary / investigative studies a feasibility study was commissioned by the State Government to examine various route options in 2010. In 2013 planning and design for SCATL commenced leading to a Review of Environmental Factors for stage 1 in November 2018 and planning approval in December 2018.

More details about the proposed project and updates on progress can be found in the background to SCATL project page. For project updates, please visit the Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport Link page.

 

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Community Bike Rides

Keen to do some fun rides with other riders? Several organisations schedule bike rides accommodating all levels of ability throughout the year. For more details, check out the following websites: 

 

Bike Riding and Maintenance Courses

Rideability offer cycling courses for all levels of ability to help improve riding skills. They also offer basic cycle maintenance courses to help keep your bike in tip-top shape.

 

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Ride2Work Day

Held every year in October, National Ride2Work Day is a celebration of commuter cycling that promotes the benefits of cycling to work. The next Ride 2 Work Day will be held on 16 October 2019. You can find more details on the National Ride2Work Day web page. Come and join in the fun at the free breakfast event held by Council at Peace Park, Sutherland between 7 am and 8.30 am.

Bike Week

NSW Bike Week is organised by Transport for NSW each year in September to promote and celebrate cycling. Events for all kinds of riders and levels of abilities are scheduled around the State, providing an opportunity for your local community to participate in organised bicycle events in a safe and supported environment.

Event details are posted on the Transport for NSW website in the months leading up to September, so be sure to check out what events will be happening near you this year and join the cycling fun!

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Bike to the Beach

The ever-popular Bike to the Beach is run each year in September as part of the NSW Bike Week. People of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to come along and enjoy the easy 5km off-road ride along cycle paths from Woolooware Bay to Wanda Beach.

 

More information

Enquiries

Enquiries can be directed to Ingo Koernicke on 9710 0333 or ikoernicke@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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