Marion’s daughter and son bought the 3bridges Harley tour in Sydney for her. It was a gift voucher for Christmas 2019. However, Marion was actually not looking forward to it, so she kept procrastinating. Finally she rang us and we organised the Harley tour for her. Now she’s wondering why she left it so long – she loved the whole experience.
Phil, our rider on the red Harley, picked Marion up from home in the inner west.
Firstly they rode over the wonderful ANZAC Bridge. Our favourite bridge is probably the ANZAC Bridge. We think it is incredible, a work of art and design. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view.
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.
Royal Botanical Gardens
Next, they rode through the city and past the Royal Botanical Gardens. This are has beautiful views looking west towards the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
Then they rode past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench, on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour. It was hand carved by convicts in 1810, for Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of NSW. So far, the Harley and trike tour was a lot of fun!
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Riding over the Sydney Harbour Bridge is always fun. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The more than 6,000,000 rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic. So far, Marion has relaxed and is loving the 3bridges Harley tour in Sydney.
Next, after riding across the Harbour Bridge they rode past Kirribilli House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. After that, they rode around the corner to Jeffrey Street Wharf. From here, the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge. A perfect place to stop for photos.
The Kirribilli Loop
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. So far, a 3 Bridges trike tour is so much fun.
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.
Blues Point Reserve
After you ride off the Harbour Bridge, a left hand turn and a ride up a few streets, leads to Blues Point Reserve. The views over Blues Bay towards the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the CBD are just stunning.
Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge
Then they continued on the 3 bridges tour. The next bridge is 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 #3 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.
However, the 3bridges Harley tour in Sydney was almost over. The 1.5 hours went so quickly but Marion was able to see so much. Even though she is a Sydneyite and has seen plenty of Sydney, she hadn’t been or seen everywhere Phil took her. Also, being on the back of a Harley is way different to being in a car!