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    Share the Park: 5 reasons to ride a bike in the Parklands

With nearly 800,000 cycling visits made to Centennial Parklands every year, Queens Park, Moore Park and Centennial Park are some of Sydney’s most ‘cycling friendly’ public spaces!

In celebration of this year’s Share the Park campaign, we have listed some of our favourite reasons to get ‘on your bike’ in the Parklands.

 

#1 The picturesque setting

Close to the city and you still have everything you need to feel a million miles away including nature, wildlife and an opportunity to enjoy some exercise in green space.

 

Column Garden

The Column Garden, Centennial Park

 

#2 A critical link to Sydney’s arterial cycleways

Whether you commute daily or are a ‘weekend warrior’, if you are travelling through the city’s east, you can use one of the Parklands’ well maintained cycle paths to get easily from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’.

 

Shared Cycle Paths

Shared cycle path, Moore Park

 

#3 Bike hire

No bike? No worries! Centennial Park Cycles is based in Centennial Park and has all of your cycling needs sorted, with single and tandem bikes for hire, and even a pedal car option for the whole family to enjoy!

 

Fearnley Grounds Cycle Hire

Centennial Park Cycles, Centennial Park

 

#4 A place just for kids

The Learners’ Cycleway is a paradise for children learning to ride. It comes complete with rumble strips, a tunnel and a beginner’s loop for the littlest learners!

 

Learners Cycleway

Learners’ Cycleway, Centennial Park

 

#5 Cafés

Ride a few laps and get a great coffee from one of the many kiosks and cafés across the Parklands to kick-start your day. Need we say more?

 

Centennial Homestead

The Pantry, Centennial Homestead

 

But don’t forget, there are some vital rules and regulations for cycling in the Parklands:

 

  • Ride within the clearly defined cycle lanes and shared pathways, and with the flow of traffic. In Centennial Park it is important to note a one-way clockwise flow of traffic on the Grand Drive circuit;
  • Know and follow the 30 km/hour speed limit. It ensures greater safety for yourself and others around you;
  • Wear a helmet;
  • Cyclists must not ride in packs of more than 16 riders, or ride more than 2 abreast.

You can find more information about riding safely in the Parklands on our website.

There’s also a social media competition, giving you the chance to WIN a night of luxury at the Centennial Park Residences. You can visit the Parklands website to find out more here.

So get your bike and get snapping!

 

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