Sydney Harbour trike tour – Jeremy + Kate 12.06.21

The Sydney Harbour trike tour was booked by Kate for her birthday. She and Jeremy were in Sydney for the long weekend and wanted to celebrate. Our rider Syl, met them at Circular Quay. We emailed a map so they knew exactly where to meet.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The more than 6,000,000 rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic. It’s nicknamed ‘The Coathanger’ because of its arch-based design. It is the largest steel arch bridge in the world.

Kirribilli

Next, 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. A perfect place to stop for photos.

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. So far, on the Sydney Harbour trike tour they were seeing great views and some Sydney icons.

Blues Point Reserve

Continuing on, they rode on through Milsons Point, did a left hand turn and rode up a few streets. This lead to Blues Point Reserve. The views over Blues Bay towards the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the CBD are just stunning. All the more stunning because of the lovely weather.

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

After checking out the north shore, they rode back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Royal Botanical Gardens to Mrs Macquarie’s Point. It has beautiful views looking west towards the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They ride past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench, on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour. It was hand carved by convicts in 1810, for Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of NSW.

However, time was up so Syl dropped our passengers back at Circular Quay to continue their celebrations. In conclusion, the Sydney Harbour trike tour was a huge success. Kate wrote:
“Hi Katrina!
We had a fantastic time with Syl, thanks.
Kate”
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Northern Sydney trike tour – Michelle + Rebecca 11.06.21

It was Michelle’s birthday, so she organised the Northern Sydney trike tour. Her sister and herself wanted to celebrate the birthday in style. The stayed a night at a hotel in Manly which is where our rider picked them up.

North Head

Firstly, they rode from pick up to North Head. The views from here are breath taking looking across Sydney Harbour to the city. Next, they drove past the Big Brother house. The Big Brother eye is not on it as the show is not live. However, people who watch the show know the look of the house.

Manly, Queenscliff, Curl Curl and Narrabeen Lakes

Next, they rode along the coast road, past Manly Beach to Queenscliff Beach. Following the coast they rode to the lovely beach of Curl Curl. So far, the Northern Sydney trike tour was a fun experience. However, this was the halfway mark so the rider headed back to Manly. They rode back a different way. It was around part of the lovely Narrabeen Lakes to Mona Vale.

Wakehurst Parkway

Along the Wakehurst Parkway and back to Manly. We love the Wakehurst Parkway because the legal speed is faster than most Sydney limits. Also, it is a haunted road!! Not that we have seen any ghosts.

In conclusion, the Northern Sydney trike tour was a huge success. A great way to celebrate a birthday.
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Wakehurst Parkway Sydney: Australia’s most haunted road

The ghost, known as ‘Kelly’, has reputedly terrified motorists over the past five decades. Rumours that circulated among locals on Sydney’s northern beaches had suggested it might be linked to a woman killed in a car accident. But now a new theory has emerged from accounts gathered.Those who have claimed to have seen ‘Kelly’ say she appears on or beside the 16km long road late at night and then disappears when motorists swerve to avoid her or look back to check… only to see nothing.
https://www.9news.com.au/national/haunted-roads-wakehurst-parkway-sydney-northern-beaches-ghost-kelly-halloween/20144f16-45d4-4f68-b5cd-d8866e4f4723

disabled passengers trike tour – Trusted Travel 09.06.21

We have done a few disabled passengers trike tour for Trusted Travel. The passengers and companions love the tour so the company keeps asking us to more. The passengers come from all around NSW for a holiday is Sydney.

We have plenty of experience with passengers who have a disability of some degree. Trusted Travel provides supported holidays which are a great way to meet new friends and share your experiences. They are also a service of The Disability Trust. There were 4 passengers this time (covid has a lot to answer for) so we organised two trikes with riders.

Our trike riders arrived at the hotel before the start time. They kitted the passengers with helmets and jackets before helping them onto the trikes. Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The more than 6,000,000 rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic.

Kirribilli

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. A perfect place to stop for photos.

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. So far, the disabled passengers trike tour was a huge success.

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

The Fig Tree Bridge 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.

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.

ANZAC Bridge

Our favourite bridge is the ANZAC Bridge. We think it is incredible, a work of art and design. It is main 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 03 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 our riders dropped our passengers back at their hotel, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about. The disabled passengers trike tour was such a fun experience. The passengers could relax and just enjoy the feeling of freedom.
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trike tour over Harbour Bridge – Emilia + Sam 07.06.21

Emilia rang us at the last minute. Could we organise a trike tour over Harbour Bridge? She and her husband had something else organised but it fell through. They thought that since they were already in the city, they may as well make the most of it. Doing a trike tour with us certainly making the most of it!

Our trike rider Steve met them at Circular Quay. We had emailed a map and description of exactly where to meet.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The more than 6,000,000 rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic.

Blues Point Reserve

After we rode off the Harbour Bridge, we did a left hand turn and a ride up a few streets, leads to Blues Point Reserve. The views over Blues Bay towards the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the CBD are just stunning. All the more stunning because of the lovely weather. So far, the passengers were so happy with the trike tour over Harbour Bridge.

Kirribilli

Next, 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. A perfect place to stop for photos.

The Kirribilli Loop

Next, 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.

However, the 45 mins was almost up so Steve turned around and they rode back over the Harbour Bridge. Then it was back to Circular Quay and the drop off point. In conclusion, the trike tour over Harbour Bridge was a huge success. You can see by their smiles.
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The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an Australian heritage-listed steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney CBD and the North Shore. The bridge is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based design.

northern peninsula trike tour – Maraid + Osman 01.06.21

Maraid + Osman were having a break away from normal routine. They were staying at Pasadena Sydney Hotel, Church Point. Maraid wanted it to be a surprise and it was. A fabulous one. Being so far up on the northern beaches, the northern peninsula trike tour was the best one to organise. It is a ‘design your own tour’ though Maraid just said she liked to go to Palm Beach. So, we organised the itinerary to see Palm Beach and the whole area.

Pittwater

Craig our trike rider, though he does ride Harleys as well, met them at their accommodation. Firstly, Craig took them around Pittwater. It is such a pretty area with lots of water views and expensive boats. There is an abundance of sailing boats, trees, water and a relaxed atmosphere.

Next, they turned right and headed up the hill to get a photo overlooking Narrabeen. Continuing up the peninsula, they rode past many of the beautiful beaches. It is our most favourite part of Sydney. So far, the northern peninsula trike tour was so much fun and showing them places away from the crowds.

“Home and Away”

Then the tour went via Bilgola Plateau, Clareville, Careel Bay and Avalon before reaching Whale Beach. Between Whale Beach and Palm Beach is the Palm Beach Bible Garden. It has spectacular views over Palm Beach. After a stop, a stretch and a look at the view, they headed to Palm Beach. It is the home of the long running TV series “Home and Away”.


However, the 2 hours was almost up so Craig headed back down south and then west. He dropped them back at their hotel so they continue enjoying their time away. In conclusion, the northern peninsula trike tour was a huge success. They saw so many new places they didn’t even know existed!
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https://palmbeachbiblegarden.org/

A northern peninsula trike tour, north of Sydney. It took in Palm Beach, Whale Beach and Pittwater.
northern peninsula trike tour – Maraid + Osman 01.06.21

Harley and trike transfer – Bayer 27.05.21

Every so often, Bayer Australia organise a fun outing for their staff. We have taken them few times on various events. Today, we organised a Harley and trike transfer for them.

Our riders, with an assortment of motorcycles – trikes, Harleys and a sidecar – met our passengers outside the The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo. After our passengers chose which motorbike they wanted to go on, each rider gave them a helmet and a jacket if they wanted one. Each passenger was told and shown, instructions of how to get onto the motorcycle and where to hold on. With the formalities out of the way, both the riders and the passengers were ready to have fun!

Our riders love doing all their rides. Group ones are special in that the riders arrive early so they can catch up on each others news.

Balmoral Beach

Firstly, they rode past the lovely posh Balmoral Beach. Everyone who comes here loves it! Balmoral Beach is not so well known by visitors and tourists, but the stunning natural beauty of the beach and surrounds make it well worth a visit. After Balmoral Beach they continued on and over the Spit Bridge, Mosman. It is a fun bridge to ride over and it has great views of Middle Harbour. So far, the Harley and trike transfer was such fun and a great way to see the sights – without a roof over your head.

Then it was up to the Seaforth Lookout which has stunning views of The Spit and the surrounding waterways. You can also see the heads from here though they are at a distance. Meadering through the back streets of Balgowlah and Clontarf is interesting. Another place with stunning views of the Heads, is Tania Park. Tania Park is on Dobroyd Head with stunning views looking across Sydney Harbour and through North and South Heads. Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head is named in honour of Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers. It’s a great spot for whale watching, offering views over North and South Head and the Pacific Ocean.

They all stopped here for a look at the views and a stretch. What a beautiful day for a ride!

Manly

However, the hour was nearly up so they rode to Manly. Lunch was booked at a restaurant next to Manly Wharf so our riders dropped them off there. The passengers were going to continue celebrating with lunch. The Harley and trike transfer was a huge success, it got everyone in the mood to relax and have fun.
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A Harley and trike transfer from the zoo to Manly Wharf. Sydney Australia
Harley and trike transfer – Bayer 27.05.21

bucket list trike tour – Claire + Gabriella 26.05.21

Gabriella rang us wanting to organise a bucket list trike tour. It was for her mum and herself, they have been wanting to do it for such a long time. The Dine & Discover vouchers were a help and it’s why they decided to do the trike tour now. It does help, getting $25 off per person.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Our trike rider Craig, picked them up from their home in the inner west of Sydney. Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The more than 6,000,000 rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic.

Kirribilli

Firstly, 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. A perfect place to stop for photos.

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.

lower North Shore suburbs

Continuing north east, they rode through Cremorne, Mosman and down past the Taronga Zoo to Bradleys Head. Make sure you look for the koalas eating and sleeping in the gum trees. So far, the bucket list trike tour was a huge success.

Bradleys Head and Balmoral Beach

Similarly, Bradleys Head has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD. Riding on, they rode past the lovely posh Balmoral Beach. Everyone who comes here loves it! Balmoral Beach is not so well known by visitors and tourists, but the stunning natural beauty of the beach and surrounds make it well worth a visit. Crossing the Spit Bridge is fun, it has great views of Middle Harbour.

After Balmoral Beach they continued on past, Seaforth and Clontarf before stopping at Tania Park. Tania Park is on Dobroyd Head with stunning views looking across Sydney Harbour and through North and South Heads. Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head is named in honour of Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers. It’s a great spot for whale watching, offering views over North and South Head and the Pacific Ocean.

However, the 2 hours was almost up, so Craig turned around rode back through the north shore suburbs, across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through the city and back to Newtown. In conclusion, the bucket list trike tour was a successful tick. They loved the whole experience.
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A bucket list trike tour around the north shore of Sydney.
bucket list trike tour – Claire + Gabriella 26.05.21

mini disability trike rides – ADventure Out 26.05.21

Mini disability trike rides are fantastic for those who can’t sit on a motorcycle for too long. Many people with a disability can sit for a long time but many can’t. ADventure Out has chosen us for many years, as their provider for some fun for their clients. We have been doing rides for ADventure Out (the AD stands for Accessible Disability) for years. The passengers just love it.

The passengers absolutely love being on the trike, they really do ‘Feel the Freedom’. It’s a change of routine where they don’t need to think about life for a while.

Centennial Park

The last few years we have met at Centennial Park. ADventure Out brings their people in a bus, our rider meets them at a prearranged place in the park. It’s a big park so it makes it easier to know where to meet. The ADventure Out staff had contacted the rangers at Centennial Park so they knew what was going on.

For 3 hours, Steve took the passengers on the mini disability trike rides around Centennial Park. The passengers didn’t want the mini disability trike rides to end, they were having so much fun. In conclusion, we love watching their smiles light up their faces.
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Originally a swamp and then set aside as land for the water source for Sydney, Centennial Park was reconstructed as a public park and opened in 1888. Sir Henry Parkes’ vision was to create a ‘People’s Park’ in which the citizens of Sydney could ‘take in the air’ away from the Sydney town centre.

While the first set of Parklands’ regulations in 1889 included: ‘No person shall walk on the grass…’ and ‘No person shall engage in any game, or train for any race…’ the Parklands have come a long way to becoming one of the most popularly visited and vibrant green spaces in Australia. Centennial Park is a living park, it has lots of things to do and see. Or just go for a picnic or bbq. Or do a trike tour!
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Mini disability trike rides. Centennial Park, Sydney.
mini disability trike rides – ADventure Out 26.05.21

self bought the trike tour – Mattie + Nick 16.05.21

Nick has been doing trike tours with us for the last 5 years. The last one was in January but because it is his birthday, it gave him an excuse to go on another one. So he self bought the trike tour as a present to himself. He has cerebral palsy but that doesn’t stop him enjoying life. Our trike rider Steve, met Nick and his carer at Jeffrey Street Wharf, Kirribilli.

Kirribilli

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. A perfect place to stop for photos.

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.

lower North Shore suburbs

Continuing north east, they rode through Cremorne, Mosman and down past the Taronga Zoo to Bradleys Head. Make sure you look for the koalas eating and sleeping in the gum trees. So far, the self bought the trike tour was a huge success.

Bradleys Head and Balmoral Beach

Similarly, Bradleys Head has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD. Riding on, they rode past the lovely posh Balmoral Beach. Everyone who comes here loves it! Balmoral Beach is not so well known by visitors and tourists, but the stunning natural beauty of the beach and surrounds make it well worth a visit. Crossing the Spit Bridge is fun, it has great views of Middle Harbour.

After Balmoral Beach they continued on past, Seaforth and Clontarf before stopping at Tania Park. Tania Park is on Dobroyd Head with stunning views looking across Sydney Harbour and through North and South Heads. Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head is named in honour of Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers. It’s a great spot for whale watching, offering views over North and South Head and the Pacific Ocean. However, the 1.5 hours was nearly up so Steve headed back.

Back in Kirribilli, they rode past Kirribilli House and Admiralty House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. Admiralty House is the Sydney official residence of the Governor-General of Australia. However, the 1.5 hours was up so Steve dropped Nick and Mattie back at their vehicle. In conclusion, the self bought the trike tour was a huge success – yet again! 😎😊 Steve said Nick was laughing and making happy noises the whole time. 🥰
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https://www.australia.com/en/places/sydney-and-surrounds/guide-to-sydney-harbour.html

Lower Blue Mountains Harley tour – Jeanette 15.05.21

Jeanette has always wanted to go on a Harley. So she booked the lower Blue Mountains Harley tour with us. To say she was excited was an understatement! On the phone and in her emails, she was raring to go. Living out of Sydney, she came down to her brother’s place in Springwood. Our Harley rider Rob, met her there and took her on the 2 hour lower Blue Mountains Harley tour.

Hawkesbury Lookout

Firstly, they rode down Springwood Rd to the Hawkesbury Lookout. It has wonderful views out over the Nepean River and across the Cumberland Plain. Next, they rode through Agnes Banks. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. According to Wikipedial “Natural woodlands and sandy deposits make up the higher landscape of this suburb. Agnes Banks is a rural outpost of the City of Penrith which has kept its intrinsic agricultural value and rural lifestyle.”

Castlereagh Road

They then followed Castlereagh Road to Emu Plains. Castlereagh Road runs alongside the Nepean River between Richmond and Penrith. The Nepean River is 178 km long and with its associated mouth, the Hawkesbury River, almost encircles the metropolitan region of Sydney.

Hazelbrook

From there they wanted to ride a bit ‘harder’, so they rode up the Great Western Highway to Hazelbrook. Here they had a stop to stretch their legs. The town was named after Hazelbrook House, built in the 1870s by Svonte Noles. The name Hazelbrook was adopted in 1894 when the Hazelbrook railway station was opened opposite the home. Hazelbrook House no longer exists

However the 2 hours was nearly up, so Rob rode back to Springwood and drop off. In conclusion, the lower Blue Mountains Harley tour was fabulous. It was everything Jeanette had hoped for and more.

A fun fact: A blue haze blankets the region when viewed from a distance, hence the name Blue Mountains. Forests of eucalyptus and gum trees grow in the area. The Eucalyptus oil droplets emitted from the forests, combine with dust particles and water vapour, scattering short wavelength rays of light which are predominantly blue in colour.

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