Getting around

Our tips for a safe and enjoyable ride to campus

Cycling to class can be a healthy and affordable way to get around

Cycling to campus

Build your confidence

Our Cycling in the City course provides valuable insights for beginners. Experienced instructors guide you through skills and drills to ride local streets with confidence. There’s also a Rusty Riders version if you haven't been on the seat for a while.

Plan your journey

The best way by bike is not always obvious. You may not ride the same way you travel by foot, car or public transport. There's an abundance of laneways, hidden connections and cycle-friendly streets in our area yet navigation apps don’t always show them. Our Sydney cycling map and bike help line will help you find a more enjoyable way.

The City of Sydney cycling courses can help build your confidence on a bike
The City of Sydney cycling courses can help build your confidence on a bike

Take a trial ride

Once you’ve planned your trip, take a practice run on the weekend. There’ll be less traffic and you won't feel the pressure to arrive at class on time. Put the map in your back pocket and get to know landmarks along the way to help you navigate the trip. You might be surprised how many low-pressure and inviting routes you find along the way.

Explore your campus

Your school, uni or TAFE may have information about cycling to campus, such as where to find bike parking or bike repair shops.

Find a buddy

People who ride are a friendly bunch and more than willing to help others get started. Ask a classmate, friend or family member who already rides to accompany you. The Sydney Bike Commuters (new and regular) Facebook group is a good place to ask questions and find a riding buddy.

Discover a cycling group on your campus to connect with or join a City of Sydney guided ride to meet other students while you build your confidence riding.

The City of Sydney runs guided rides with local education institutions. To request a ride, email

So give it a go, and enjoy the ride!

Published 11 April 2024, updated 16 April 2024

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