Most noteworthy, the Harley tour 3Bridges Sydney! was a huge success.
“My sister and I had an wonderful trip with these gentlemen. They took us over three bridges and around the north shore and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We forgot to take cameras so Phil kindly took photos for us. They gave us a running commentary of all the areas we passed through. The pick up and drop off was spot on, we had no difficulty finding them to start with”.
What a lovely testimonial! So, we thought it worthwhile to write about their ride:
Friends on holidays from Scotland, are visiting relatives who are living ‘down under’. The Harley tour 3Bridges Sydney was chosen because it shows a different side to Sydney. Areas most visitors don’t see.
Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge
Our Harley riders, Jungle and Phil, picked Caroline and Elizabeth up from Circular Quay. We always send a map showing where to meet. Firstly, they rode through the city and over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic.
Next, after riding across the Harbour Bridge they rode past Kirribilli House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia.
After that, they rode around the corner to Jeffrey Street Wharf. From here, the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge.
The Kirribilli Loop
They rode under the north side of the bridge and continued on their tour. The underside of the northern end of the SHB – Sydney Harbour Bridge – is very interesting.
The Kirribilli Loop was finished by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool. Riding on, they rode back over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.
They continued riding 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, likewise, it has nice views east to the Harbour Bridge. 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.
Furthermore, 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.
Continuing 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.
Most noteworthy, the stay cable design concept development and final design for the new bridge were carried out by the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW. Finally, the bridge was opened to traffic on 3 December 1995 as the Glebe Island Bridge.
The bridge was given its current name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (known as Anzacs) who served in World War I.
However, time was nearly up so Jungle and Phil dropped them back at
Circular Quay. Our passengers thought the popular Harley tour 3Bridges
Sydney was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the
locals know about.