Rain or Shine, Thousands of Riders Take on Sydney’s Largest Recreational Bike Ride.

By Nikole Matkovic.

Thousands of people from around New South Wales and beyond took to the streets of Sydney this morning for one of the city’s largest and most-loved recreational cycling events.

The Spring Financial Group Spring Cycle, gave riders the option to participate in a 10km City Ride, 18km River Ride, 50km Classic Ride and 105km Challenge Ride, with the routes taking in Sydney’s stunning landscape and the city’s most iconic sites; including the unique chance to ride across the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge on the main deck, traffic free.

Spring Cyclists riding the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge main deck, care free!

Among the cyclists at this year’s event was former Australian professional road bicycle racer and Tour de France green jersey winner, Robbie McEwen.

Robbie McEwen, Caroline Buchanan and Jon Leighton at the 2018 Spring Cycle start line.

McEwen commented; “This is my fourth Spring Cycle ride and it is always such a fun event to be part of and a fantastic way to see the city. I love participating in the 105km Challenge Ride, but the best part is that this is an event for everyone, from more experienced road cyclists, through to those who enjoy a casual weekend ride with the family. Cycling is a great way to stay fit and enjoy the outdoors so the more events like Spring Cycle, the better!”

Fairfax Events & Entertainment Head of Sport, Sarah Young, said “It’s been such a great day with thousands of people of all ages and abilities from across Sydney taking part, and we are thrilled to be involved this year. Thank you to everyone who has helped raise funds for Freedom Wheels to support the incredibly important work the charity does.”

2018 Spring Financial Group Spring Cycle North Sydney Start Line.

Spring Cycle has already raised over $16,000 for Freedom Wheels, with the total expected to increase over the next few weeks. More details can be found here.

Executive Officer at Bicycle NSW, Alistair Ferguson, commented; “For the past 35 years, Spring Cycle has continued to grow each year and it was great to see so many people come together to participate in this year’s event. The atmosphere has been fantastic and everyone is in great spirits, despite the wet start to the day!

Freedom Wheels Rider Natasha alongside her dad and twin sister.

“We’ve strived hard to create a unique event that encourages people from all over to grab their bikes and explore Sydney like never before. We love seeing more and more people enjoying life on a bike and getting the opportunity to ride over Sydney Harbour Bridge’s main deck without any cars, which is a truly amazing experience”.


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