The 50th birthday trike tour was a present from Mark to his wife Arlene. They are having a holiday in Sydney to celebrate. Sydney is very different to Adelaide so they decided a tour would be the most interesting way to see the sights.
They actually decided to do the 3 Bridges ride. This way they saw the beautiful views our major bridges have to offer. The route is also off the beaten track so our passengers saw more than the average visitor to Sydney does.
A thick fog
Craig, our trike rider, picked Arlene and Mark up from their hotel. Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There was a thick fog which made the city feel quite eerie. It was definitely something different to the usual. However, it did not ruin the experience. Although the view was not the usual blue sky and blue water, it was still amazing.
After that, they stopped at Kirribilli on the north side of the Harbour Bridge. It has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD. A view we never tire of. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge.
They continued on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.
Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge
It is the Fig Tree Bridge which opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.
This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. Following the shoreline of Iron Cove, which is part of the Parramatta River, they saw some lovely water views. It is part of the 7 km long Bay Run.
They continued on riding onto the incredible ANZAC Bridge – bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view. Riding into the city is always interesting, however, time was up so Craig dropped the passengers near Madame Tussuades. Our passengers thought the 50th birthday trike tour was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
In conclusion, the 50th birthday trike tour was a huge success, another “best birthday present ever”.