School holiday trike ride – McCredie Kids 02.10.20

Dimity rang wanting to organise a surprise for her children. She wanted to organise a school holiday trike ride but she wanted it to be a surprise. Yes, we can easily organise a surprise. We are experts at surprises after all the experience we’ve had. ?

After organising a pick up point north of the bridge, our trike rider Craig met them there. The parents dropped them off, waved them off and drove to the drop off point. Firstly, they rode to Jeffrey Street Wharf where they stopped for photos. What a perfect day and a perfect view!

The Kirribilli Loop

Next, they rode under the north side of the bridge and continued on their tour. The underside of the northern end of the SHB – Sydney Harbour Bridge – is very interesting. The Kirribilli Loop was finished by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool.

They continued riding on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge

The Fig Tree Bridge opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek, likewise, it has nice views east to the Harbour Bridge. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. Following the shoreline of Iron Cove, which is part of the Parramatta River, they saw some lovely water views. It is part of the 7 km long Bay Run.

ANZAC Bridge

Our favourite bridge is the ANZAC Bridge. We think it is incredible, a work of art and design. It is main bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view. So far, the school holiday trike ride was a huge success!

Most noteworthy, the stay cable design concept development and final design for the new bridge were carried out by the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW. Finally, the bridge was opened to traffic on 03 December 1995 as the Glebe Island Bridge.

The bridge was given its current name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (known as Anzacs) who served in World War I.

As they had time to spare so Craig road down Sussex Street and the Rocks via Hickson Road. The kids definitely saw a lot!

However, time was nearly up so Craig rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and dropped them at the Commodore Tavern, McMahons Point (north Sydney). Their parents were there waiting. They all thought the school holiday trike ride was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about. The parents were happy because the kids had a fun and memorable experience during the holidays.