Twelve years of Spring Cycle

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Cycling

This year I celebrated 12 years of riding the Spring Cycle. Back in 2007 I had taken up cycling to gain fitness and reduce weight. I was hitting the scales at about 98 kg. I had bought a Huffy bike from K-Mart and had started commuting on bike from Carlingford to Westmead. My first spring cycle was on the Huffy, … Read More

Alive 90.5 FM – Interview – Greg Williams from Love To Ride and Biketober

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Cycling, Parramatta LGA

I interviewed Greg Williams from Love To Ride and Biketober discussing the program and the Biketober Business Challenge. Listen to the interview below. The Biketober Business Challenge is a fun and friendly cycling challenge. Workplaces cycle to see which business can get the most staff to ride a bike. It doesn’t matter if you ride every day or haven’t been … Read More

Cyclist safety design competition – interview on Alive 90.5 FM

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Cycling

THURSDAY 21st MARCH – On the Alive 90.5 FM Drive program I interviewed David Maywald from Bicycle NSW and Dulwich Hill Cycling Club. David gave information about the design competition which is set to highlight cyclists safety, particularly the new Minimum Safe Passing Distance law in NSW. You can listen to the interview below. You can view Bicycle NSW educational … Read More

Heart Foundation – Gear Up Girl – Sunday 10th March

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Cycling

Heart Foundation Gear Up Girl is on 10th March 2019. I know how much riding has helped me across the years, helping my heart. So it’s time for all my female friends to take this opportunity to ride away from us MAMILs (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) on a flat course at a length that suits you. You will be … Read More

Helping my Heart

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Cycling

I must start this article by sending virtual hugs to my forever beating heart & wife of 20 years, Amanda Capes-Davis. She is my rock and everything I do is possible because of her support. Early this century our beautiful daughter Renee was born. A favourite picture at the time shows that I was overweight and from what I know … Read More

Bike North Volunteer Award

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Cycling

At the 2018 AGM of Bike North I was awarded one of two Volunteer Awards. So what went into that award? Below is my Communications Report from the 2018 Bike North Annual Report which gives you an idea. You can read the whole report HERE. Bike North News received a revamp this year. While the news template itself did not … Read More

City of Parramatta Cycling

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Cycling in Parramatta

City of Parramatta is a great proponent of cycling in the area. The City has a very active cycle ways committee. One crowing achievement across many years has been the creation of the Parramatta Valley Cycleway. By mid 2017, the path will be off road (or quiet local road) from Macarthur St in Parramatta through to Meadowbank. The City has … Read More

Great Cycle Challenge

Darryn Capes-DavisCycling

The month of October means only one thing to a cyclist in Australia, the Great Cycle Challenge. The Great Cycle Challenge – Riding to Fight Kids’ Cancer – is a national Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) fundraising initiative. Being a cyclist working at CMRI, it would be very hard for me not to take part. So like the previous two … Read More

Parramatta Stronger Communities Funds Proposal

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Windsor Rd to North Rocks Rd

UPDATE: Submission can be viewed at I have made an submission to the Parramatta Stronger Communities Funds Proposal. The proposal is for a cycling/walking path from the corner of James Ruse Drive and Windsor Road to North Rocks Road opposite 99 North Rocks Road. The featured image of this post shows a diagram of the proposal. Yan also download … Read More