The disability-trike-tour was organised by a disability service/agency. William has really wanted to go on a motorbike so the trike was a great option. His carer came along with him. They both had a brilliant ride, as you can see by their faces.
Our trike rider picked them up from one of our most popular pick up spots, Circular Quay.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Firstly, they rode through the city and over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passenger 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.
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. So far, the disability trike tour was a lot of fun.
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. Back over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and into the city. There was still time left so the rider did a tour of part of Sydney CBD.
St Mary’s Cathedral, Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross
Past St Mary’s Cathedral which is very impressive, even when riding past. It’s a Gothic Revival architectural building which opened in 1928. It took from 1866 to 1928 to build and has a height of 75m. Next, they rode through the inner eastern suburb of Woolloomoolloo and past the famous Harry Cafe De Wheels. Harry’s Café de Wheels has been serving customers for over 80 years. They make delicious pies, hotdogs and more. Then it was up the hill and through Kings Cross.
Continuing on, they rode through the infamous Kings Cross, though it has calmed down a lot since it’s heyday – home of the famous and huge Coca Cola sign. Kings Cross is also home to nightclubs and ladies of the night though it is not nearly as raunchy as it was in the 1970s (apparently). However, the hour was almost up, so Brian rode them past the Domain and back to Circular Quay.
In conclusion, the disability trike tour was a huge success. Lots of fun and very memorable. Feel the Freedom!