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Ride your way around the Northern Beaches and Mosman with Cycleway Finder – a great new planning tool for cyclists

The new Cycleway Finder is a great new tool helping cyclists to plan their rides within the NSW cycle network.

Funded by RMS and NSW local councils, the tool enables cyclists to explore maps in any NSW area and offers several options to refine the search, such as ride difficulty and off/on road tracks.

The excellent cycling facilities on offer throughout the SHOROC region enable residents and visitors to enjoy the beautiful surrounds whilst participating in one of the best forms of exercise.

Explore the Cycleway Finder to discover new rides today.

Northern Beaches to North Sydney bike-friendly cycle route

The Northern Beaches to North Sydney bike-friendly cycle route gives cyclists a more enjoyable option for commuting, which can also be quicker than car or bus. The cycle route shows the great network of routes available to cyclists, including less travelled mixed traffic, shared pedestrian and cycle paths, rather than major roads.

Explore the Northern Beaches to North Sydney cycle route here.

View a video of the cycle route below:

10 reasons to ride

Be inspired with these 10 reasons to ride and plan your next cycle today!

  1. Quality family time
    Spend quality time with your family while keeping fit at the same time! Take a picnic to the local park, explore your local area or cycle to visit family and friends. Cycling is great to keep the whole family fit.
  2. Healthy lifestyle
    Cycling is a fun way to get children away from electronic games and indoor entertainment and outdoors in the fresh air. Making exercise fun will encourage and teach children to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
  3. Future
    Carers can teach children how to ride a bike safely and share the path with others. Learning how to cycle at a young age may encourage children to use cycling in the future as a means of transport.
  4. Socialise
    Cycling is not just a great form of exercise but a fun way to catch up with friends and meet new people. Riding with friends and family, commuting to work with mates or participating in cycling events are all great ways to socialise while also keeping fit!
  5. Save your money
    Owning a bicycle is great value for money – you gain fitness, fun and transport all in one. It is also less expensive to maintain a bicycle then a car, so you can save some of your hard earned dollars.
  6. Reduce your carbon footprint
    Cycling is not only good for you but also for the environment. Taking up cycling will allow you to cut the greenhouse gases and noise pollution produced by driving, and reduces the number of cars on the road.
  7. Health
    The many health benefits of cycling, a low stress, physical activity choice, include:

    • just 30 minutes on a bicycle ride a day can halve your risk of diabetes and obesity
    • cycling uses major muscle groups and gets your heart rate up
    • cycling causes less joint strain than some other activities as it is a low impact form of exercise
    • helps prevent heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure
    • reduces the risk of developing type II diabetes and some cancers
    • helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints reducing the risk of injury
    • promotes physical well-being
    • maintaining or improving physical function and independent living
    • improving social interaction, quality of life and reduces the risk of depression
    • building and maintaining healthy bones, muscles and joints, and reducing the risk of injuries from falls
    • reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type II diabetes and some cancers.
  8. Independence
    Cycling can give you the independence and freedom to get around, at low cost. Why not get outdoors and explore your local area, cycle to visit friends or go to the local shops by bike?
  9. Cycling is for all ages
    If you are not confident to cycle on a two wheeled bicycle there are tricycles available. Cycling also has low impact on joints and therefore is a great form of exercise for all ages and fitness levels
  10. Developing your confidence
    For information on developing your skills, use the Roads and Maritime Services ‘Developing your cycling skills‘ brochure.

Visit www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au for maps, safety tips, tools & resources and events in NSW.

Source: www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au