Victoria used us in August last year, for another birthday surprise trike tour. For her 11 year old son. This year it was another of her children’s birthday so she and her husband decided to organise another trike. All the kids had a great surprise, not just the birthday boy!
West Pennant Hills
Our trike rider Steve, met the family at their home in West Pennant Hills. There were 6 passengers so they went in 2 x groups of 3. It didn’t matter where we took them, it was for the experience more than the places we rode through. Our riders didn’t want to sit in traffic with the passengers, it’s not much fun. So they headed north, away from the city.
Firstly, they rode past the Koala Park, through Cherrybrook, Dural and Middle Dural. Continuing on, they rode to Glenorie via the Old Northern road. However, the hour was over half way done. The riders turned around and rode back down via to Galston. This was along Arcadia Rd and Galston Road returning to West Pennant Hills and home.
Located on the Old Northern Road, a historic road built by convicts between 1825 and 1836 to link early Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, with the fertile Hunter Valley to the north. Glenorie was originally part of Dural and later known as North Dural. The name caused confusion for the post office and in April 1894, local resident William Black offered the Colony’s Postmaster General two names: Hazeldore and Glenorie. The name Glenorie was accepted because it had the support of the local progress association. Glenorie was named after a known and popular town in Scotland.
North Dural Post Office opened on 1 August 1894 and was renamed Glenorie on 1 October 1894.