2017 Christmas Lights and Dinner at Enzo’s Cucina

Our annual 2017 Christmas Lights Dinner Ride is on again on the 8th of December 2017.

There is no better way to experience the fantastic light displays that Chipping Norton, Georges Fair and Wattle Grove have to offer than by joining Bike Liverpool for a night that is enjoyed by all those that attend year after year.

If you have the time (and it’s not a requirement) embrace the spirit of Christmas by decking your bike out with some form of lighting or decoration, our suggestions from what has been done over the years is below.

  1. Tinsel.
  2. Christmas Lights.
  3. EL Wire
  4. RGB Light Strips.
  5. Glow Sticks
  6. Anything else which glows in the dark!



NOTE: It’s mandatory that you have a charged set of functional front and rear bicycle lights.

But! It wouldn’t be a dinner ride if there was no grub… right? So, to that end we are going heading to Enzo’s Cucina at Chipping Norton for some delicious Italian, and if that isn’t your style they do wonderful wood fired pizzas!

Convinced and would like to join us? Please RSVP by the Tuesday the 5th of December by contacting Maree on (02) 9602 5293 or 0419 203 379.

We look forward to seeing you on the bike and remember everyone is welcome to come along including families.

Bookings are essential!

Friday Dec 8: Christmas Lights and Dinner  Ride at Enzo’s
Start: 06:00 pm. 25Km.
Location: From Liverpool Railway Station. (Bigge Street entry).

Description: Enzo’s at Chipping Norton Market Plaza, 9 Barry Rd & Ernest Ave, Chipping Norton. Come and enjoy Italian cuisine and then ride around the local streets discovering the delights of the Christmas decorations on offer. Decorate your bike and your elves with the festive season in mind. As with all night rides, you must have working lights for the front and rear of your bike – but on this occasion you really can’t have too many lights.

Call to confirm essential for bookings by Tuesday 5th.

Contact: Maree 96025293 or 0419203379.


Celebrate bike week with us!

Saturday Sep 16 Spring into Liverpool

Spring into Liverpool is a celebration of all the great things that the gorgeous warmer weather means – getting out in the sun with your family and furry friends, being active, enjoying the garden and cooking with delicious fresh Spring produce. Plus rides, food trucks, an outdoor cinema, free activities and entertainment!

Greenway Park, West Hoxton

Visit the Council tent for bike maps, route planning, and demonstrations of brake and seat height adjustment, tyre changing and puncture repair. Bike Liverpool volunteers will be on hand until 5pm.

Sunday Sep 17 Family and Beginners Rides at Greenway Park

A great opportunity to get into bike riding for all the family! Registration for both rides starts from 9am.

Bikes checks from 9:00-11:00am.

Note: Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent.

9:45 for 10:00am start Beginners ride for Children – approx 5km around Greenway Park.

10:45 for 11:00am start Beginners ride for Children and Adults with some bicycle skills –approx 10km ride using Shared User Paths and some quiet local roads around West Hoxton. Return to Community Centre at approx. 12pm.

Contact: Phillip Jackson 0434 633 490 or Maree Stacy 0419 203 379

Sunday Sep 24 Liverpool Loop
Grade: Easy
Start: 09:00 am Liverpool Railway Station, Main entrance Bigge St. An easy 25km ride along the T-way cycleway, Orphan School Creek cycleway and the Rail Trail. Stop at Canley Vale for morning tea and then back to Liverpool.

Contact: Maree 0419 203 379 to confirm.

Secure parking coming to Holsworthy

A new secure bike enclosure at Holsworthy Station is now just waiting to be opened. Exciting news for us, we wrote to Transport for NSW asking them to consider installing a cage at Holsworthy given the number of people who cycling to the station and issues with vandalism and theft.Construction began in late April and is now complete. Hopefully we’ll see it in use soon.

Bike Summer Street Team Volunteers

Bicycle NSW are planning on being on the street handing out flyers, giving bike riders mechanical tune ups and helping bike riders in Sydney to celebrate cycling!

They have put together a short Volunteer Form that lists all the locations dates and times across the Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Western Sydney Locations they are planning on being at.

“We’d love to include our enthusiastic BUG members in these face to face activations as we know you’re all keen to share the bike love with others.

We have a large day at Parramatta Park for Australia Day this week, we’d love to have a few extra hands on deck for that and our list of other on street days! Please Volunteer Now!” ~Katie Bell from Bicycle NSW.


Gear Up Girl 2017

Gear Up Girl 2017 60 km route

Gear Up Girl 2017 60 km route

Registrations are now open for Gear Up Girl, a Bicycle NSW initiative, run with the support of the Heart Foundation.

Research shows that only 26% percent of riders in NSW are women, a statistic we all want to drastically change.

In 2017, Gear Up Girl will attract 1,500+ women participating in either a 20km 40km or 60km ride.

For more information and registrations visit www.gearupgirl.com.au.

Heathcote Road upgrade to provide safer cycling


Roads and Maritime Services have announced an upgrade to Heathcote Road between Infantry Road, Holsworthy and The Avenue, Voyager Point.

The work includes a new shared path along the whole two kilometre length of the upgrade and replacement bridges at Harris Creek, over the train line and at Williams Creek.

The shared path will run on the western side of the rod between Infantry Road and the entrance to Holsworthy Barracks. At the Barrack’s entrance the path will swap to the eastern side of the road and continue to Voyager Point.

The plans are not detailed at this stage and it is difficult know if the intersection treatments will be effective, However overall the plans are very positive and will separate bicycles from motor vehicles.

If you are interested in fining out more there are two drop in sessions at St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School, 205 Heathcote Rd, Holsworthy:

  • Thursday 3 Nov, 5-7pm
  • Saturday 5 Nov, 10am-12pm.

Plans and a review of environmental factors are available at rms.nsw.gov.au/heathcoteroad

Updating the Liverpool Bike Plan

We’ve been busy reviewing Liverpool Council’s draft bike plan which will guide the development of cycling facilities in the LGA over the next five years.

The plan is a very detailed. There will be more opportunities to provide feedback as council intends to release the plan for public consultation quite soon. We’ll keep you up to date with progress and opportunities.

Bike Liverpool will be working more closely with council in the future. This will provide us with both opportunities and responsibilities assisting with some aspects of the plan’s delivery. It’s an exciting and significant development for us as a community organisation. We hope that we can provide real value to the council while also making Liverpool a better place to ride.

If you would like to help or get involved, come along to our next meeting Tuesday, 16 August, starting 6:00pm, at Liverpool Hospital.

Key things to know for March 1 2016

From Bicycle NSW

New laws and increased penalties will come into effect for motorists and bike riders in New South Wales on 1 March 2016.

One we welcome – the minimum passing distance. On the others, we continue to question and challenge the Government in regard to their proposed positive impacts for bike rider safety while continuing to push for improved cycling infrastructure to increase rider safety.

In the meantime, as the Calendar ticks over to March 1 – what are the key things for you to be aware of in regard to maximising the safety of cyclists and minimising the impact on your wallet as a driver and a rider?

1. Minimum Passing Distance
Drivers must give bicycle riders at least a metre of space when the speed limit is 60km or less; and 1.5 metres when the speed limit is more than 60km/h.
To help drivers provide the minimum distance, some exemptions to the road rules will apply (click here for full information from the NSW Centre for Road Safety).
The penalty for drivers caught failing to give the minimum distance will be a $319 fine and the loss of two demerit points.

2. Increased Fines for Bike Riders:
Fines for the five offences below will increase significantly for bicycle riders as of March 1 2016.
Not wearing a helmet (up from $71 to $319)
Running a red light (up from $71 to 425)
Riding dangerously (up from $71 to $425)
Holding on to a moving vehicle (up from $71 to $319)
Not stopping at children’s/ pedestrian crossings (up from $71 to $425)
Penalties for other bicycle rider offences will also increase from $71 to $106 – which also includes riding without a working warning device, eg a bike bell.

3. Compulsory Photo ID (Drivers Licence/ NSW Photo ID/ Passport etc)
According to a media release issued by the office of Duncan Gay (Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight) – “the requirement for bicycle riders to produce photo identification when stopped by police who suspect they have committed an offence will start in 2017”.
The release further states that “The next 12 months is about education and getting cyclists to start carrying identification…”.

As we have previously voiced, we disagree with many aspects of the Government’s approach. Despite this, we want to ensure all of our members and supporters are aware of the current state of play and how it will stand as of 1 March 2016.