CAMWEST: Cyclists’ Action Movement West

Rides — Parramatta Heritage and Chipping Norton Lakes Tour

Date: 19/6/04 [05 date TBA]

Grading: Medium, 35 Km

Start: Station St entrance to Parramatta station 9am

Cost: Free!

Contact: Rob Catford, Phone H: 9633 9185 or W:   9635 9733

Description: Ride the Parramatta- Liverpool rail trail then ride the paths around Chipping Norton lakes and return to Liverpool to train back.

2004 Ride Report

A few of us ventured out on a cold and windy morning to tackle Parramatta-Liverpool rail trail then Chipping Norton Lakes circuit. Our rides are now being promoted in a newsletter put out by Parramatta Council recreation team.

The ride was very enjoyable, and we decided to return via Newbridge Rd (felt safe in numbers) across Georges River to ride up Henry Lawson drive to Mirembeena reserve. It was good to see the rest of this route back to the rail trail through Carramar completed. We also noted an off-road cycleway being built along stretches of Henry Lawson drive before Mirembeena Reserve. There are now lights to allow crossing of the Hume Hiighway and a very impressive bridge crossing over Prospect creek purpose built.

We encourage the RTA and Bankstown council to get the missing links completed, creating a great loop ride from Canley Vale-Liverpool-Chipping Norton- Carramar and back. This is without a doubt some of the nicest riding in the west.

A priority is connecting Chipping Norton side of river to Mirembeena reserve. Its an obvious missing link and would significantly increase use of these cycleways if they actually made a circuit and went somewhere.

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