No matter how old you are, cycling is a great way to get around and it's also one of the best forms of exercise. It gets you out of the house, lets you spend quality time with your family and friends, enjoy local attractions and reduce your carbon footprint. Cycling is also great value for money and gives you the freedom to travel around your local area without the hassles that come with a car.
Give it a try, you may be surprised just how enjoyable and easy it is to get on your bike and take a short trip to the local shops, get the kids to school, go to the park or swimming pool, take in local natural and historic attractions or even just to visit a friend in the area.
If you are new to cycling there are some helpful resources available to get you started and gradually build up your confidence. The NSW Government's Cycling - A guide to getting started is a great place to begin and it's website www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au is full of tips, news and tools to help get you rolling.
There are also plenty of references available to help you plan your trip. Try starting with the NSW Government's CyclewayFinder app, it's available on your desktop or mobile device and allows you to find existing cycle infrastructure throughout the Sydney metropolitan area and beyond. It is updated regularly and is a great tool to help you on your journey.
Camden is home to some great recreational trails with routes suitable for beginners through to advanced riders. Camden Council Bike Plan 1996 and Map also contain some useful information on cycling in Camden but stay tuned as both of these documents are currently being updated.
Riding into the Future
Camden Council is working together with the NSW Government to improve cycling facilities in and around the Camden Local Government Area, so it's a good time to get started. We're building on and off-road cycle ways, installing bicycle parking in convenient locations and educating the community. Camden Council has also recently formed the Camden Cycling Advisory Group, providing community members with the opportunity to speak directly with Council Engineers and Officers responsible for cycling in Camden, to put forward ideas and bring up issues. The Group meets four times a year at Camden and meetings are generally held in February, May, August and November.