It was Hayden’s birthday and Vivian wanted to do something special. So she organised the Sydney trike birthday experience with us. Hayden got a huge surprise and loved every minute of it.
Craig picked them up from their hotel in North Sydney. They rode to Kirribilli. Kirribilli on the north side of the Harbour Bridge has a 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.
However, after looking at the traffic, Craig and the passengers decided to do the 3 Bridges ride. There was a lot of congestion going into the city. In other words, it’s always better to keep the wheels turning than to sit in traffic.
So 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 Sydney trike birthday experience was a huge success, another “best birthday present ever”.