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Glen to Ben

Glen to Ben ride

January 30, 2018 3:09 pm

The Glen Innes crew (Mayor Toms and friends) travelled on Sunday to ride with their Guyra neighbours and local riders Ken, Michael and Dave. This ride started a few years back and has coincided with the last weekend of the Lamb and Potato Festival. The 9am start from Rafters took the peloton north along Llangothlin Road to Ben Lomond. After a short rest and inspection of the local historic buildings and sites, it was decided to return for lunch at our local favourite restaurant, Rafters. Many positive comments were made about our potential tourism opportunities and abandoned infrastructure.


Gibraltar Washpool 2016

August 13, 2016 6:52 pm

Challenging trail, beautiful surrounds, perfect weather and a great bunch of people to spend the day with… what more could you ask for?


Bicycle NSW Conference

August 3, 2016 1:49 pm

Bicycle NSW invites all members, Bicycle User Group (BUG) members and bike riders from across NSW to come together for a two day conference, hosted by Bicycle NSW and affiliated BUG, Newcastle Cycleways Movement.The conference aims to engage with bike riders and give them the tools and knowledge on how to make a positive impact within their local communities. Experts will demonstrate how the new Community Strategic Planning process will operate at the local government level – especially important now with NSW Council’s amalgamating! This process is vital for anyone who wants to see more and better infrastructure for cycling... View Article


Comp…..we have a Winner.

July 5, 2016 7:36 pm

At our last meeting on the 26th June, we had the pleasure of drawing the Schwinn 650B Mountain Bike raffle. Today it was collected by “Blue” of Glen Innes and delivered to the new owner Mr. Doug Stevenson of Deep Water. Doug is a keen cyclist and rode in the recent Tenterfield to Murwillumbah ride supporting Rotary Glen Innes, congratulations Doug.


Snow Riders

June 28, 2016 10:56 am

It’s always refreshing to the eye and mind to view a different coloured landscape. This morning allowed 4 local riders to experience Guyra at its whitest for 2016. Kenny, Gary, Dave and our resident photographer Pete decided the roads were too slippery and the Mother of Ducks Lagoon was to place to pedal on our running machines. It’s a surprisingly good workout and amazing how many enjoy and share this beautiful recreational area.


Cycled by Penny Farthing

June 21, 2016 3:13 pm

Sunday 12 th of June saw 13 hardy riders set off in the cold wind and drizzle. A flat tyre at Llangothlin ensured the speedier Road bike peloton caught up with the Mountain bike rabble before Ben Lomond….but at least that meant we could have a group photograph at the railway sign. The fat tyre crew headed down the Wandsworth Road which is one of our nicest rides, the speedsters took on the longer Moredun Road which they all enjoyed (except Ken who was still on his MTB). The weather had improved and it was genuinely quite pleasant…but some old... View Article


Riding Guyra

June 21, 2016 3:04 pm

Designed and produced by our local talent, this brochure is to assist our community and visitors to experience the New England high country by cycling and exploring. We have a fantastic range of bitumen roads loops, gravel roads loops, Travelling Stock Routes (TSR’s), down hills trails and MTB parks. You’ll always find helpful people located at our tourist information centre. Our climate is cycle friendly 11 months of the year….come and find out which is the best month:)


Strava Club Details

June 10, 2016 7:07 pm

Our community riders live for morning rides, meeting at Rafters Monday to Friday at 0530 for coffee and a 0545 takeoff. Here’s a summary of what we did this week – https://www.strava.com/clubs/42691 Heavy rain will be our only reason for piking! Snow through winter wont hold hold us back. Send us a message or just turn up at Rafters – powered by Segafredo Coffee:)


A Metre Matters

June 10, 2016 6:54 pm

Bike riders in New South Wales will be safer thanks to the NSW Government’s decision to implement a minimum distance when overtaking bicycles as part of a package of new road safety laws. The Amy Gillett Foundation welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it will commence a two year trial of the ‘metre matters’ rule that requires drivers to provide a minimum distance of one metre when overtaking a bike rider in speed zones up to 60km/h and 1.5 metres in speed zones above 60km/h. Lets keep our Guyra community and visitors safe


Cyclists training hard

March 15, 2016 10:26 am

This year is the fifth instalment of Tour de Rocks, an Armidale-based registered charity “Riding to inspire communities to help find a cure for cancer”. Training is under way for the enthusiastic Guyra team following our success in the 2016 Guyra Shire Australia Day Awards. Currently team numbers are 23 riders and 8 supporters; we will start from Armidale on April 14 and finish up in South West Rocks on April 16. We are calling on members of the Guyra Community to show us their support in one (or more) of the following ways: Fundraising Music Trivia night at Rafters... View Article