Other Cycling information
A general selection of cycling information that you may find useful.
Tandem Bike - Available to Ride!
Since 2007 Gosford City Council and Vision Australia working together to improve the recreational options available to Central Coast residents who are blind or have low vision in the local area have provided the opportunity through Woy Woy Library whereby vision impaired riders and nominated Captains are able to freely borrow a tandem bicycle for a two hour ride utilising Gosford City Council's cycleways.
People registered with Vision Australia will be able to book the tandem bike (housed at Woy Woy Library in a bike locker) for up to 2 hours a day for free.
The successfulness of the scheme has meant that the Tandem is now open for use for any member of the public wishing to borrow the tandem bike for a ride.
If you are interested, please contact Woy Woy Library on 4304 7555 or keep reading through the website for updated details and information on how to borrow the bike through the link below.
A Brief History of Bicycles
Did you know that bicycles have been around for far longer than the motor car! Listed below is a link to a pdf document that is just a snap shot of some of the more significant moments in the history of bicycle development, from their realistic conception in 1817 to the present day, and some 'futuristic' ideas. Worth a read!
BicycleNSW Membership Benefits & Insurance
Bicycle NSW is the leading body for cycling promotion in NSW.
Their Mission Statement is;
To promote, advocate, and support cycling in all its forms as an environmentally sustainable and healthy form of transport, recreation and tourism through the engagement of government, industry and the community at all levels.
For more information on BicycleNSW and to compare details see www.bicyclensw.org.au
So what are the benefits for you?
BicycleNSW Membership gives you all this…
· $20m of Public Liability insurance
· Personal Accident insurance
· Social Rides calendar
· Bicycle Theft insurance - special rates at Cycle Cover (can be included in your home/contents + race cover if required)
· Australian Cyclist magazine - 6 issues (bi-monthly)
· 15% discount at Guy Leech's new online store (conditions apply)
· 10% discount at Clarence Street Cyclery (conditions apply)
It is very worth while joining not just for the benefits but for peace of mind knowing that you are protected should the need arise.
BicycleNSW Online Community
Bicycle NSW Online Community
Bicycle NSW has launched a new online community for members, supporters and friends of Bicycle NSW.
The Bicycle NSW Online Community is a place where you can come to voice your opinion, ask advice, start or take part in discussions on a variety of cycling related issues or simply share a few photos! You can also report a missing bike signs in your area, praise your council by uploading photos of some of the fantastic cycle infrastructure or point out where they’ve fallen behind the mark.
They've also got competitions running for anyone to take part, to celebrate the opening of the site!
There’s plenty to see and do so take your time, look around and enjoy!
Bicycle Information for New South Wales
Check it out for route maps, hazard reporting, recreational cycling and commuting tips and loads more information.
You will also find event information as well as tools and resources for cycling.
Motorists will also find some useful information about driving near bicycle riders and how to share the road with cyclists.