Ride Etiquette

Parklife Cycle Club is regularly welcoming new riders into our bunch rides. We obey the road rules at all times with no exceptions. We try to set an example to fellow cyclists and drivers.

All riders must be responsible and respectful to all other riders and be willing to help educate other riders within the group on proper Bunch Etiquette. All riders need to respect the differences in other riders skill and fitness levels and support our mantra of #support #safety #inclusion.

​When riding in a bunch your actions are no longer independent and must be considered as to there impact on the entire group. Everyone is responsible for the safety of the group.

​We hold regular Etiquette sessions to help less experienced riders get up to speed quickly and encourage riders to join our bunch rides to further enhance their riding enjoyment and experience.

Regular Rides

The following regular rides are available for members and guests to join. These rides occur at the advertised time and starting venues unless stated otherwise. You should register to join one of our rides on Buncheur, we post rides here: https://www.buncheur.com/races?author=Parklife+CC.

​​Monday: Women’s coffee ride

Easy pace (avg. 22km/h) 4 laps around Sydney Olympic Park.

Depart & Meeting Points:
Near Sydney Olympic Park train station, outside 1/7 Murray Rose Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park at 6am. ​Coffee at Mellow Me cafe around 6:50am.

​Average speed for this ride is around 22km/h.

Tuesday: Jungle Express

​This is a hard and fast pace-line ride for experienced riders.  It heads to Parramatta Park for 10 laps of  swap till you drop. Usually two groups will run and occassionally a third group for those newer to the paceline (ask in Training Talk on What’sApp if your new to this ride).

Depart & Meeting Points:
Silverwater Bridge (North Side) at 5.30am, arriving Parramatta Park at 5.45am. ​It finishes back in Parramatta at around 6.45am for coffee.

​Average speed for this ride is around 35-40km/h.

Wednesday: Easy Social / Recovery Ride

​This is a social or recovery ride suitable for riders of all levels. A gentle session using the 5km lap around Sydney Olympic Park which we ride for 45 minutes.

Depart & Meeting Point:
Corner of Murray Rose Ave and Park St, Olympic Park at 5:45am. ​It arrives back at Pablo & Rustys at about 6:30am for coffee.

​Average speed for this ride is around 24-28km/h.

Thursday: Women’s Paceline Training

Skills focussed paceline training sessions, excellent for improving confidence, strength and speed. Because we train in groups of 3 or 4 it means that you ride with women of similar strength. It’s a good workout for everyone, no matter your level, and you all progress together.

Depart & Meeting Point:
Corner of Murray Rose Ave and Park St, Olympic Park at 5:45am. It arrives back at Déjà Brew at about 6:30am for coffee.

Thursday: LCNP MalSpec Loop

​This is for experienced riders and is a hilly ride with around 750m of climbing.  It’s fast and furious with attacks up the hills. However, there are regroups at the top of the hills. We would not advise this ride if you’re not familiar with Sydney roads or comfortable riding in traffic.

Depart & Meeting Points:
Meadowbank Wharf at 5:30am. It arrives back at Eastwood around 6.45 for coffee.

Average speed for this ride is around 28-35km/h.

Friday: Jungle Express

Round 2 for Jungle Express. ​This is a hard and fast pace-line ride for experienced riders.  It heads to Parramatta Park for 10 laps of swap till you drop. Usually two groups will run and occassionally a third group for those newer to the paceline (ask in Training Talk on What’sApp if your new to this ride).

Depart & Meeting Points:
Silverwater Bridge (North Side) at 5.30am, arriving Parramatta Park at 5.45am. ​It finishes back in Parramatta at around 6.45am for coffee.

Average speed for this ride is around 35-40km/h.

Saturday: The World-Famous Prospect-Roubaix

This is a comfortably paced loop out to Prospect Dam and back to Sydney Olympic Park.   This is ideal for the less experienced rider as an introductory/intermediate level ride. It’s a generally flat route and this is a no drop ride.

Depart & Meeting Points:
Park Bikes at Sydney Olympic Park at 6.30am. ​It arrives back at SOP around 9:00am for coffee.

​Average speed for this ride is around 20 km/h. Ride route is Prospect-Roubaix ride.

Saturday: Bobbin Head via Turramurra

This is a medium paced ride up to Bobbin Head via Kissing Point Road and through Turramurra. We head down into Bobbin Head before returning back the way we came. 

Depart & Meeting Points:
Meadowbank Station at 6:30am. ​It arrives back at Park Bikes SOP around 8.30am for coffee.

​Average speed for this ride is around 24-25 km/h.

Saturday: Bobbin Head Loop

This is a fast pace ride up to Bobbin Head via the Pacific Hwy through Chatswood and Gordon, up to Pentecost Ave.  It climbs up Bobbin Head West and returns to SOP via Pennant Hills Rd.  The group waits at Pentecost Ave and the top of the Bobbin Head climb.  This is for experienced riders,  comfortable riding in traffic.  

Depart & Meeting Points:
Meadowbank Wharf at 5:45am, Hunters Hill Hotel at 6.00am. It arrives back at Park Bikes SOP around 8.00am for coffee.

​Average speed for this ride is around 28-30 km/h.