trike ride for autistic son – Jack 30.10.22

The trike ride for autistic son was organised as a late birthday present. Jack really wanted to do a trike tour so his mum contacted us. We organised our rider Fred on the yellow trike. He picked Jack up from the inner west of Sydney and took him on a 3 hour tour of the northern beaches.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly they rode over a flyover which led to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 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.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Heading north though the expensive area of Northbridge and over the Roseville Bridge. Up into the Terry Hills and through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The park has significant Aboriginal sites, including ancient red ochre rock paintings and rock engravings. The waterside suburb of Church Point was next, it’s a beautiful area. Aborigines had been here for 14,000 years or more and was discovered by the English in March 1788 by Sydney’s first Governor, Arthur Phillip. He was exploring its lower reaches in search or arable land.

Whale Beach

They rode on, past Whale Beach, Bilgola and onto Mona Vale where they stopped for a drink. The origin of the name Whale Beach is unknown, although it is presumed to be associated either with the shape of the northern headland, or a beaching of a whale. So far, the trike ride for autistic son was a great birthday present.

Narrabeen Lagoon

After the leg stretch, they rode via Narrabeen Lagoon (also referred to as Narrabeen Lake). It is Sydney’s Northern Beaches largest estuary system located just behind the world famous surfing beach at Narrabeen. It is a haven for wildlife.

Past the lovely beaches of Collaroy, Dee Why, Curl Curl and onto the Spit Bridge.

Spit Bridge

They crossed the Spit Bridge which is always fun. With great views of Middle Harbour and expensive boats. The Spit Bridge is a steel and concrete girder bridge with a bascule lift span across the Middle Harbour.

However, the 3 hours was almost up so Fred rode Jack back home. In conclusion, the trike ride for autistic son was a success. The trike is excellent for many people with disabilities. His mum wrote, “Jack very much enjoyed his ride last weekend.”