Cycling in Pittwater
Cycling is a fun and active way to get around and there are many reasons to cycle more often.
1. Get healthy and active.
2. Meet new friends and get to know your neighbourhood.
3. Less cars on the road, which is great for the environment and your carbon footprint.
4. Money saver - less petrol and parking charges.
5. Bike riding is a fun thing to do so get out there and enjoy it!
6. Family time. Get riding as a family and enjoy the time together.
Before you cycle off
Don't forget your helmet as it's the law and will protect your head in case you fall off.
Make sure your bike has a bell as this is also required by law. You will need your bell to alert pedestrians and other bike riders when on shared paths.
Refresh your knowledge of the road rules. Pick up a copy of the Handbook for Bicycle Riders at the registry office or down load a copy here.
Contact Pittwater Council on 9970 1196 to find out about the next bike riding courses on offer.
Know the shared path rules
Remember to keep off the footpath unless riding with a child aged under 12 years of age. Remember that shared paths are for both pedestrians and bike riders.
Follow these simple rules to stay safe on shared paths.
1. Give way. Pedestrians have right of way at all times on shared paths.
2. Ring your bell. This will alert other people on shared paths that you are approaching.
3. Slow down. Travel at a speed which will not cause harm to anyone else and which will allow you to stop safely and quickly.
4. Be alert. Keep and eye out for pets and children as they can be unpredictable.
Where to cycle?
Check out the Bicycle Information NSW website for all the cycle ways in Sydney and beyond.