Cycle Sydney, Centennial Park Ride

Description On this ride you set the distance. With a circumference of just over three and a half kilometres over flat terrain, you can ride one lap or you can ride 100. It’s up to you. If you’re looking for a group to ride with, this is the place to come. Once you turn the page you’ll notice that this ride differs from most of the others in that it has no ride log. That’s because it’s a 3.69km loop inside a public park. Despite this, it’s far from a boring ride. Centennial Park has


been in existence for many years. In fact Australia’s independence from Britain was signed here in 1901. Since then it has become a welcome oasis in an increasingly crowded city. Riding in Centennial Park is easy. You’ll go past a number of lakes and ponds, see people riding and jumping horses and it’s a great place for people watching as many of the eastern suburbs BP’s use it to keep in shape. There’s a dedicated bicycle lane and no hills to speak of. In fact it has become such a popular place for cyclists that in recent times there have been a number of complaints from other users about the number of bunch riders using the park. It is for this reason that you may see signs asking riders to keep packs to a minimum of 16. If you are looking to find a regular training group, this is a good place to start. Riding in a bunch is not only a good way to meet like minded people, it also rapidly improves your riding skills. Some groups who use the park are: Eastern Suburbs Cycling Club- Tuesday and Thursday. Randwick Botany Cycling Club- Most days of the week leaving the park from the TAFE gates. BRAT’s- Tuesday and Thursday from York Road. HERT- Mondays and Wednesdays. Balmoral Tri Club- Saturday meeting in the middle of the park. All of the above can be found on the internet for session times. Other smaller groups also operate but they are less reliable. Cheeky Monkey are often seen on Mondays and Wednesdays. Adam Radford’s age groupers ride Monday and Wednesday and there is also KOM who are a fast private bunch. On a sunny afternoon there is a public bunch that forms at the kiosk. Anyone can join this group on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. There is a kiosk selling refreshments at the northern section of the main circle. Access Centennial Park is a short bike ride from either Central or Museum stations. Disembarking at Museum will save you a climb through Surry Hills. By car, the main entrance is off Lang Road near Fox Studios, but there are other entrances from Paddington and Randwick. CYCLEMAP

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Low
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage: Nil
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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