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Threatening skies didn’t deter us from going for a bicycle ride near where we live at Rhodes.

Near where Sydney’s Olympics were staged in 2000, Rhodes was a very industrial area, but proximity to the city, access to trains and being close to the Olympic precinct has seen it undergo a transformation over the past few years into a new urban centre with thousands of people housed in a stack of high rise towers.

Beside the water there’s a terrific wide, flat path for cyclists and walkers alike.

We joined the path at Meadowbank, ride over the old railway bridge down to the Olympic site.

Unfortunately the weather beat us and after sheltering a few times in picnic shelters and under a new pedestrian bridge we made it back to the car without too much drama.

A great ride. We’ll do this again 🙂


Love the way they have kept the old rail bridge over the Parramatta River at Meadowbank and preserved it for cyclists and pedestrians.


Great path beside the river. Don’t drink the water… yet! But it’s getting cleaner.


Waiting out the worst of the downpour.



A beautiful Sydney winter’s day for a bicycle ride.

Parramatta council have done a great job building a terrific, wide, level (well it does follow the river) bike path along the Parramatta River.

We drove down to the end of Wharf Road (those who know the area, turn down to the river at Putt Putt at West Ryde) and rode west towards Parramatta through the bottom of Ermington up to James Ruse Drive, before turning back and heading to Meadowbank Park where we watched Matt play soccer. Double back to Wharf Road to complete the ride.

The old Nissan huts where Silverwater Road crosses the river are long gone… what they’re building there is surprisingly inviting, and with the currently being built addition of a riverside eat strip, we’ll definitely be back.

What a great afternoon. Looking forward to a different loop next time, probably down the other side of the river through Olympic precinct and over the old train bridge across the river… have only ever run that, not ridden.