60th birthday trike fun

Kim + Luke 19.04.19 – 60th birthday trike fun

Luke gave his mum some 60th birthday trike fun. What better way to celebrate such a milestone birthday! The best present!

60th birthday trike fun tour

Craig picked them up in Manly, near the ferry wharf. Firstly they rode to Tanya Park, this is part of Dobroyd Head. Arabanoo lookout is there and it’s a great spot for whale watching, offering views over North and South Head and the Pacific Ocean.

Next they rode past Grotto Point and onto Clontarf. It is a lovely area with a nice beach and picnic area. Clontarf Beach is Stop 5 on the Spit to Manly Walk. The walk is definitely worth doing if you have time.

Over the Spit Bridge to Balmoral Beach. The Spit Bridge is extremely rare as it is the only lift bridge still operational on a major arterial road. Balmoral Beach has beautiful houses and expensive yachts, and a beach that is positioned with views over Sydney Harbour National Park and through “the Heads” – the gateway to Sydney Harbour.

They continued on to Jeffrey Street Wharf, Kirribilli. This area has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House and the CBD. It also has a different perspective of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, definitely worth a look.

They then rode over the iconic Harbour Bridge before being dropped of in the city. The 60th birthday trike fun really was great fun and such a memorable experience.
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An Attempted Assassination at Clontarf Beach

This is new information to us! While researching Clontarf Beach to make this post informative, we found this:

Clontarf gets its name from a coastal suburb of Dublin, known for the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 which freed Ireland from foreign domination. On 12 March 1868 Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh and second son of Queen Victoria, was guest of honour here at a sailor’s picnic.

Dublin-born Henry James O’Farrell jumped out of the crowd of picnickers, shooting the Duke in the back. The Duke’s rubber suspenders deflected the bullet, sparing him major injury.

Guilty, O’Farrell was hanged a month later, despite the Duke seeking clemency on his behalf.

50th birthday trike ride

Brett + Ray 18.04.19 – 50th birthday trike ride

Brett was given a 50th birthday trike ride from his daughter. She bought a gift voucher from us only last week. Krista knew he was coming to Sydney and thought it would be something different and fun. Not the usual ‘ties and socks’. Brett made made full use of gift voucher and organised the ride with us.

The 50th birthday trike ride

Craig picked them up from their hotel in the CBD. They rode through the interesting Chinatown at Haymarket. Next, they rode through the historic Rocks area and past Pier One. It is a posh hotel which overlooks Sydney Harbour. They continued around Dawes Point which is located on the north-western edge of the Sydney CBD.

Continuing further, they went to the south end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Over the Harbour Bridge to Blues Point which has such a beautiful view looking east. There is nothing blocking the view so you can see the full arch of the Harbour Bridge. Under the bridge you can see the iconic Sydney Opera House.

They stopped for photos at Jeffrey Street Wharf because it also has amazing views across Sydney Harbour. You can see the Opera House and the CBD. To the right and high up is the Harbour Bridge. It is great to see it from a different perspective.

All too soon time was up and Craig took them back over the Harbour Bridge to their hotel. The 50th birthday trike ride was a great success, something they will always remember.
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After a trike or Harley tour

it is worth a walk through these two places:
1. The Rocks is a neighbourhood of historic laneways in the shadow of Sydney Harbour Bridge. The oldest house in Sydney can be found in The Rocks.
2. Apparently Australia’s largest Chinatown is the one here in Sydney. As a result of the exciting trike or Harley ride you will be hungry. The food experiences are amazing. You’ll find Chinese and Cantonese to Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese. There are dumpling houses, neon-lit nooks and food courts. You’ll find a delicious range of restaurants, from yum cha palaces to hole-in-the-wall eateries.

school holidays trike tour

Adriana+ Isabel 13.04.19 – school holidays trike tour

Today was the start of the school holidays. Adriana decided to treat her 9 year old daughter to a fun experience to celebrate. A school holidays trike tour of the 3 Bridges tour was the perfect start to the holidays, such a fun experience.

A school holidays trike tour

Craig picked them up outside a hotel in the Rocks. Firstly they rode over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is so much fun looking at the structure, the rivets and the arch without any constrictions, except perhaps the helmet.

The next interesting part of the ride was the Kirribilli Loop which travels past Jeffrey Street Wharf. Behind it is a wonderful view across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House. It is fun to ride under the northern section of the Sydney Harbour Bridge so you can see the underbelly of it.

They finished the loop by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool. Riding on, they continued on into the lower north shore suburbs of North Sydney and Wollstonecraft. Riding along the lovely River Road and into Lane Cove, the next was the first bridge but not one of the main three.

The Gladesville Bridge

It is the Fig Tree Bridge which opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. They continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek. Then they got to the second of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

The Gladesville Bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. 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 stopped for photos at Rodd Point so they could have a proper look at part of the 7 km long Bay Run.

ANZAC Bridge

The incredible ANZAC Bridge is just that, we never tire of riding over it. It is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view. They rode in to the city before being dropped back at Circular Quay. Our passengers thought the school holidays trike tour was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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Harley ride around 3 Bridges

Nigel 13.04.19 – Harley ride around 3 Bridges

A Harley ride around 3 Bridges is an interesting ride. It is a good one to fill in some time. Nigel was in Sydney for a night because it was his daughter’s graduation as a paramedic. He had a few hours before he had to check out of his hotel. He thought he should do something so he booked a Harley ride. Jungle picked him up early from his hotel.

A Harley ride around 3 Bridges

is Jungles favourite ride and Nigel was happy to do it. To see something a bit different from the norm. Firstly they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Then they stopped at Blues Point for photos and to admire the view. It is such a wonderful view.

Continuing on, they rode into the lower north shore suburbs of North Sydney and Crows Nest. Along River Road and into the inner west. The next bridge is the Gladesville Bridge. It has beautiful views looking eastward over the Parramatta River and into Sydney Harbour. There is a lovely view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

They joined up with the main arterial road – Victoria Road. Being early Saturday morning, the first day of the school holidays there was no traffic. Yahoo! They rode around Iron Cove Bay and stopped at Rodd Point. It is a lovely little area with water on 3 sides.

Leichhardt Oval

Jungle asked Nigel if he followed the NRL. Yes he does, so Jungle pointed out the lights of Leichhardt Oval. Nigel loves small grounds but had never been to Leichhardt Oval so Jungle took him up to have a look. Jungle then showed him around Callan Park which used to be an asylum for the insane. Nigel was really pleased because his daughter did her training with the Callan Park Ambulance. So now he knows where it is and what it looks like.

The main bridge number 3 is the spectacular ANZAC Bridge. We never tire of looking up at the arches. The hour was up so Jungle dropped Nigel back at his hotel. A great time was had by both the passenger and the rider. A Harley ride around 3 Bridges is a special tour and you will see many places you didn’t even know existed!

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Trike Harley Family Tour

Westwood Family 09.04.19 – Trike Harley Family Tour

Our New Zealander passengers have been to Sydney before. They hadn’t done anything as exciting as a Harley and trike tour though. It was also a celebration for Trudy’s 50th birthday. So what better thing to do than a Trike Harley Family Tour where everyone can be included in the fun.

Trike Harley Family Tour

Our Harley rider Jungle and our trike riders Craig and Syl picked them up from their hotel in Darling Harbour. Because it was Trudy’s birthday she had already bagged the Harley. The husband and son went on one trike and the grandparents on the other. There were opportunities when they could swap around to try the other bikes.

They firstly went over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Balmoral where they stopped for a wine at a cafe to celebrate the special birthday. The family and riders continued over the Spit Bridge which has lovely views of Sailors Bay on one side and Sandy Bay on the other.

Dobroyd Head

They stopped at Dobroyd Head. This has wonderful views between both North and South Heads. Look across Sydney Harbour and out to the South Pacific Ocean. Absolutely stunning.

Next, they continued on to Manly where they were dropped off. They were going to explore this lovely area, have some lunch and catch the ferry back into the city. A Trike Harley Family Tour was an unforgettable experience, the grandpa said “It is a day he will never forget”. They ALL loved it!

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Information about the Spit Bridge

The Spit Bridge, completed in 1958, is of state significance. It is a substantial landscape feature that has played a crucial role in allowing the development of the northern beaches suburbs to occur over the last 44 years. The Bridge is also extremely rare as it is the only lift bridge still operational on a major arterial road.

It was completed in 1958 and is of state significance. It is a substantial landscape feature that has played a crucial role in allowing the development of the northern beaches suburbs to occur over the last 44 years. The Bridge is also extremely rare as it is the only lift bridge still operational on a major arterial road.

The Spit Bridge is a steel and concrete girder bridge with a bascule liftspan across the Middle Harbour, is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the CBD.

Manly Northern beaches Harley tour

Jenny 07.04.19 – Manly Northern beaches Harley tour

A Manly Northern beaches Harley tour was designed by us for Jenny. She is South African now calling England her home and in Australia for a holiday. Jenny decided a Harley ride would be a good way to see some of the sights most visitors don’t get to see. Quite right!

jenny wrote, “I need a kind driver who won’t mind if I cling onto him tightly to begin with as I have only been on a bike once before – I’m not nervous though!”. We have many kind Harley riders but we knew exactly who to use. Phil is very kind, friendly and helpful. Jenny was not nervous for long.

Manly Northern beaches Harley tour

He picked her up from her hotel in Darling Harbour. The first thing they did was ride over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is a wonderful sight and to look upwards, it really gives a sense of its size and design.

They stopped at Blues Point to look across the beautiful Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Not far from there is Jeffrey Street Wharf, therefore they stopped for photos and to look at the wonderful view. It doesn’t matter what angle you see the famous icons, you’ll always love the view. Even on a grey day it is beautiful.

Continuing on, they rode eastwards into upperclass Mosman and down past Taronga Zoo to Bradley’s Head. So, if you are lucky you’ll see koalas having a nap or eating gum leaves. This is a headland protruding from the north shore of Sydney Harbour, with beautiful views to the city and the eastern suburbs.

Jenny and Phil called in to see the expensive Balmoral Beach, which is in one of the bays of Sydney Harbour. Over The Spit Bridge and down to the famous Manly and North Head. More beautiful views!!

The beautiful northern beaches

Along the coastline they rode, past some of the northern beaches – such as Queenscliff, Curl Curl, Dee Why and Collaroy. We love this area of Sydney. It is beautiful but has become very popular to visit and to live here. They rode up to Narrabeen Lagoon and onto the Wakehurst Parkway.

Wakehurst Parkway

This is a road which is tree lined and the speed limit is slightly higher, 80kms per hour. It gives the rider and passenger a chance to go a bit faster, to really hear the Harley.

All too soon the ride finished. Where did the 2.5 hours go? A Manly Northern beaches Harley tour was a fabulous way to see these beautiful areas of Sydney. There are no trains on the peninsula so to see that area you need a vehicle or you can catch a bus.
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Harbour Bridge trike tour

Mugdha + Vinayak 06.04.19 – Harbour Bridge trike tour

We organised a Harbour Bridge trike tour for our passengers. They are visiting Sydney and thought it would be the best way to see the iconic Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour. They are right – it is the best way!

Harbour Bridge trike tour

Craig picked them up from Circular Quay and rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is something we never ever tire of, no matter how many times we ride over it. Tilt your head back a little to really see the wonderful arches and steel work. It is such a different experience than driving over the bridge with a roof over your head, blocking a lot of the view.

Their first stop was Blues Point. It has wonderful views looking eastward over Sydney Harbour. There is an unrestricted view of both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Kirribilli House

Then they rode to Jeffrey Street Wharf at Kirribilli. The same suburb which has ‘Kirribilli House’, the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. the primary official residence being The Lodge in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. See below for more information.

There is another wonderful view across Sydney Harbour to the Opera House and the city. If there is time, we ride under the north end of the bridge, past the entrance road which goes to Luna Park and past North Sydney Olympic Pool.

They continued back over the Harbour Bridge before being dropped off at Circular Quay. The Harbour Bridge trike tour is a great ride and a fun experience. http://trolltours.com.au/product/harbour-bridge-ride/

‘Kirribilli House’ was built in 1854, a Gothic-style structure, a twin-gabled dwelling or cottage ornée – on the land’s highest spot. In 1956 Kirribilli House was set aside as a residence for the use of Australia’s Prime Ministers, when they need to perform public duties and extend official hospitality on behalf of the government during stays in Sydney.

Harley Eastern Panorama tour

Susan + Tina 03.04.19 – Harley Eastern Panorama tour

We organised a Harley Eastern Panorama tour for our American passengers. They have been friends for over 30 years and left their husbands behind in Southern California. They called into a couple of countries before arriving in Sydney.

Before they left home they were told by other friends to definitely do a Harley ride in Sydney. They weren’t told who to do it with so they looked up rides on the internet. They liked our website the best, it looks smart and easy to look around. All those great reviews help. So they rang us and we organised two of our riders to do an adapted Harley Eastern Panorama tour.

Harley Eastern Panorama tour

Jungle and Perry picked them up from their hotel in Walsh Bay. Firstly they rode over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is always wonderful to see the steel arches from the back of a Harley.

They stopped at Blues Point Reserve for photos. Another beautiful view that one never gets tired of. The Sydney Opera House just shines on a beautiful day. The view of the Harbour Bridge from a different perspective is also unforgettable.

They rode back over the Bridge and headed to the Royal Botanical Gardens. They can ride along the eastern edge of the gardens until they arrive in the Domain-Yurong precinct. This area also has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour. You can see the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge when you look westwards.

They stopped to have a look at the Sydney landmark Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. The chair was carved out of a sandstone rock ledge by convicts in 1810. Specially commissioned by Governor Macquarie for his wife Elizabeth who was known to love the area this is one of the best vantage points to view the sights of Sydney Harbour.

As they rode back along the peninsula they could see Finger Wharf where Russell Crowe has a place. They rode into Woolloomooloo and past the famous Harry Cafe De Wheels. Famous for their pies and peas. They continued up into Kings Cross and rode along the main drag. It still has strip joints and a seedy reputation but it nothing like it used to be.

The iconic Coca-Cola Billboard

They went past the iconic Coca-Cola Billboard sign. It is an advertising billboard erected in 1974 by the Coca-Cola Company. It is more often regarded as an iconic landmark than as an advertisement. Commercially, it is considered to be the premier billboard in Sydney and is the largest billboard in the Southern Hemisphere. It is commonly, though incorrectly, assumed to be heritage-listed.

The Harleys then travelled along William Street into the city, around the Rocks and back to the hotel. The Harley Eastern Panorama tour was a great success. Susan + Tina loved every second of the experience.

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family's 14th birthday trike ride

Michelle’s Family 30.03.19 – family’s 14th birthday trike ride

Michelle (mum) organised a family’s 14th birthday trike ride. It was for her daughter’s 14th birthday and two of her friends. Michelle and her husband (dad) came along for the ride.

The riders, Craig and Brian, picked them all up from their home in Balmain. This is in the inner west of Sydney. The parents had decided the 3 Bridges ride was a great route to ride around.

The ANZAC Bridge

The first bridge they rode over was the ANZAC Bridge. It is such an amazing bridge. We have no idea how it was designed. We have an even less idea how it was built. All we know is it is great to ride over.

Not long after the ANZAC Bridge was the ride over the second bridge. The absolutely wonderful bridge – the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

The first stop was Jeffrey Street Wharf at Kirribilli. The beautiful views never cease to amaze us. Our passengers and our riders always love to look over Sydney Harbour to the Opera House and the city.

They then continued to Blues Point which also has fantastic views across Sydney Harbour. From here, the perspective is looking east and is totally different to the view from Kirribilli. Both views are worth checking out!

The Gladesville Bridge

They all continued riding from Blues Point along the lower north shore suburbs. This took them to the second major bridge in Sydney – the Gladesville Bridge. It is a wonderful bridge in a totally different way.

After they rode over the Gladesville Bridge they continued on a main thoroughfare. This continued for a short while until they turned off into the inner west of Sydney. They joined the ‘Bay Run’ for a while. The ‘Bay Run’ is a 7 km long run around Iron Cove. People come from all around Sydney to run or walk or ride their bikes.

Please look at our precious posts (and some future posts) for information on any of the bridges. 🙂 We have just reread what we wrote and by ‘precious posts’ we really do mean ‘previous posts’. 🙂

We really do have a sense of humour as do all our riders. Please feel free to act your self!! A family’s 14th birthday trike ride is a wonderful experience. We will help you organise a ride for anyone in your family who is celebrating a big occasion!
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family exploration trike tour

Amin Family 30.03.19 – family exploration trike tour

Yasmin organised the family exploration trike tour with us. She and her parents are in Sydney for a holiday and thought this would be a great way to see the sights. It sure was. They saw more than they thought they would.

A family exploration trike tour:

Craig picked them up near their hotel in Haymarket. Sometimes we can’t pick pour passengers right out the front of their hotel because of the road works being done around Sydney. We will always work out the closest and safest place to pick up if we can’t pick you up directly out the front of your hotel.

Craig firstly rode to the Domain-Yurong Precinct. There is a wonderful view to the west, over Farm Cove to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We ride past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair though you can’t actually see it. It is a stone bench wiht views to the harbour.

They continued back past the Art Gallery of NSW to the Domain. Next they joined the Cahill Expressway. This takes you above Circular Quay with a lovely view towards where the ferries come in to Circular Quay. The Cahill Expressway brings us onto the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

It is wonderful to travel over ‘the bridge’ without a roof over your head. You can really appreciate the arches and architecture a lot more. Craig rode to Blues Point firstly. There are great views east towards the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Next they rode to Jeffrey Street Wharf at Kirribilli. This place also has great views towards the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. It is from quite a different perspective than Blues Point. They rode under the northern end of the Harbour Bridge, past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool.

They rode back over the ‘the bridge’ to Chinatown. It is always an interesting place to look at. Then our passengers were dropped back at their hotel. A great time was had by all! A family exploration trike tour is a wonderful bonding time. We can organise one for you and your family (or friends).

Testimonial

The family exploration trike tour sure was a success. Yasmin wrote to us:
“Hi Katrina,
Thank you very much for the photos! Yes please feel free to post them on your social media 🙂 

My family and I enjoyed the trike ride with Craig very much! It was a unique and stylish tour of Sydney. We enjoyed the attention from the public who saw us on the yellow trike! We felt like superstars 🙂 Craig was cool and a great guide and helped us alot with photos and making sure we got the landmarks captured in the shots. Thank you, we think this is a tour everyone should take 🙂🙂
Cheers!”
Yasmin 

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