The Harley Davidson + trike tour was organised by the grandparents for themselves and their grandkids. Up from Melbourne VIC, to visit them during the school holidays, they decided to do something fun. Our two Harley Davidson riders and one trike rider, met them at their hotel.
The teenager’s mum was a bit nervous about letting the girls (teenagers) go on the trike. However, they absolutely loved it and were perfectly safe. The trike rider actually reckons the Grandad had the best time of all 😊.
Even before I emailed the follow up, we received this. “Hi Katrina, just finished our ride to Manly. Everyone enjoyed the ride, girls loved it!! Perfect weather, thanks Malcolm
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Firstly, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. he 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. This bridge is the eighth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m (440 ft) from top to water level. It was also the world’s widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide, until a bridge in Canada was completed in 2012.
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. It’s where this photo was taken.
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.
Riding on through some of the inner northern suburbs, they then rode past the lovely posh Balmoral Beach. Everyone who comes here loves it! Balmoral Beach is not so well known by visitors and tourists, but the stunning natural beauty of the beach and surrounds make it well worth a visit. So far, the Harley Davidson + trike tour experience was the perfect tour.
Spit Bridge lookout
Crossing the Spit Bridge is fun and then it was a fun ride up a windy hill to the lookout. From there, you can see great views of Middle Harbour. The Spit Bridge is a steel and concrete girder bridge with a bascule lift span. The Spit Bridge was listed on the Roads & Traffic Authority heritage and conservation register on 24 November 2003.
Into Manly, they rode past the main beach of Manly. Manly has several claims to fame; it was the birthplace of surfing in Australia, the first place to legalise all-day bathing in 1903 and one of the world’s first Surf Life Saving clubs. Manly Beach was the location for the first World Surfing Championships held in 1964.
However, the 1 hour was up so our Harley riders and trike rider dropped the passengers off near Manly Wharf. They were going to explore Manly, have some lunch and catch the ferry back in to Sydney city. In conclusion, the Harley Davidson + trike tour was fun, scenic and memorable – for all the right reasons.
It was a variation of the North Shore Skimmer tour.