Kerry organised the Sydney disability trike tour for her brother and his wife. Kerry wrote after the ride, “What an awesome ride! Gift to my disabled brother and he had a fantastic time. Wants to go again next week. Easy as to book!”
Our trike rider picked them up from Circular Quay. Firstly, they rode to the Opera House though we cannot ride right up to it, you can see it. Next they rode along Macquarie Street, home of most Sydney medical specialists offices.
Mrs Macquarie’s Point
Riding past the Royal Botanical Gardens to Mrs Macquarie’s Point was next. With beautiful views looking west towards the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it’s not to be missed. On the way back, they ride 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.
Then they rode back along Mrs Macquaries Road and past the wonderful Art Gallery of NSW. The Art Gallery of New South Wales, was founded as the New South Wales Academy of Art in 1872. It was also known as the National Art Gallery of New South Wales between 1883 and 1958.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Then it was on the Cahill Expressway and over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. As they ride over it, 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. It’s nicknamed ‘The Coathanger’ because of its arch-based design. It is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. So far, the Sydney disability trike tour was a success and a lot of fun – they have seen so much in a short space of time.
Next, 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
Under the north side of the bridge is always an interesting part of the ride and so, 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.
Blues Point Reserve
Continuing on, they rode on through Milsons Point, did a left hand turn and rode up a few streets. This lead to Blues Point Reserve. The views over Blues Bay towards the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the CBD are just stunning. All the more stunning because of the lovely weather. Another perfect place for photos.
However, the hour was up so Fred, our trike rider, rode back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and dropped them off at Circular Quay. The Sydney disability trike tour was a huge success, as you can see from the review at the beginning of this post.