Cycling Stanmore to Circular Quay
This is an easy 12 to 14 kilometre ride from the inner-city suburb of Stanmore to Circular Quay.
You begin at Stanmore train station and ride along Percival Road, passing by beautiful heritage homes. At the traffic lights on the Great Western Highway, cross over to Young Street in Annandale, and take a left at Albion Street, then a right into Macquarie Street. At a fork in the road, go right into Whites Creek Lane. This lane winds past homes and three reserves, crossing over Styles, Booth and Piper Streets, and ends at Railway Parade. On the ride down, stop and have a look at the community garden on Ferris Lane.
When you get to Railway Parade turn right and head towards Rozelle Bay Light Rail Station. Go under the culvert before the station and, when you reach The Crescent, ride along the footpath to the corner of The Crescent and Johnson Street. Cross at the lights and go straight ahead to Chapman Road. You can follow this road to the Tramsheds, or go left past Jubilee Park to Glebe Point. A shared pathway on the shoreline takes you through Blackwattle Bay Park.
At Bridge Road turn left onto the pathway. I don't ride on Bridge Road as the traffic is very heavy. Just take your time and give way to pedestrians. Ride past the Sydney Fish Markets and under the Western Distributor. At the end of Bank Street, take the walkway down to the foreshore. The ride travels around Jones, Johnstons and Pyrmont Bays. Just past the Maritime Museum, ride over Pyrmont Bridge. At the other end, take the steps, escalator or lift to the forecourt. Go behind Sea Life Aquarium to Lime Street and Barangaroo Avenue, and eventually Hickson Road.
Follow Hickson Road to Walsh Bay and the finger wharves. Pass under the Harbour Bridge and you will reach George Street. Go left on George Street, and left again at Circular Quay West and you are there.
If you want to ride over the bridge, go up Argyle Street, then left at Watson Road. Halfway up the hill is the entrance to the bridge cycleway which takes you to Milsons Point.