Southwest Sydney has one of the safest cycleway networks in New South Wales.

I’ve just finished riding a comprehensive cycleway to Liverpool from Guildford and the Prospect Reservoir — the whole 35km ride was mostly off the road.

The route travels past some great locations like the Lower Prospect Canal, historic Prospect Reservoir, the M7 and the Western Sydney Parklands.

The M7 cycleway

A person with any fitness level can complete this ride. It’s obviously long — you’ll need to switch yourself into ‘marathon mode’ and take some water and food.


The 47km bike ride along the Old Pacific Highway from Cowan to Gosford offers incredible views, excellent downhill rides and two tough hill climbs.

Map showing the Cowan to Gosford bike route on the Old Pacific Highway

Riding the Old Pacific Highway was a life-highlight for my wife and I. We rode the route on a Saturday and passed a lot of cyclists who seem to regularly ride between Cowan and Mount White.


As the coronavirus pandemic began to disrupt business activities in 2020, the Federal Government announced temporary changes to Australia Post’s Performance Standards that would have an big impact on the frequency of mail deliveries.

Terrigal post office — A letter was sent to Adelaide from here for the Postal Challenge

The announcement revealed that laws would be temporarily changed to allow Australia Post to deliver mail every second day in metropolitan areas instead of every business day — The changes would begin on the 21st April 2020 and end on the 30th June 2021.

In a statement, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher, made these further announcements at the…


Parramatta has a bunch of cycleways that allow riders to explore the region safely.

The cycleway that runs underneath M4, and eventually long the Parramatta River, is one of the safest ways to bike ride between Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park.

The ride from Parramatta Park to Sydney Olympic Park under the M4 and back alongside the Parramatta River is about 22kms — and, if ridden slowly, takes about 2 hours to complete.


For 100 years radio stations have been monetising the time that listeners spend listening to radio shows. Across the decades, good shows and music delivered radio stations large audiences and income.

But, now big tech companies are in a battle for the time and attention that listeners devote to consuming radio.

Radio listeners are being distracted by notifications on their smart phone — alerts for new podcasts, live streams for important COVID-19 media conferences and new songs on Spotify.

Once podcasting became mainstream in 2005, radio shows around the world were uploading highlights to their websites and iTunes.

After…


Australia’s best cycle network can be found in Canberra.

The cycling loops created around Lake Burley Griffin offer an excellent way to experience Canberra.

We took our mountain bikes to Canberra and rode the 28km cycleway around Lake Burley Griffin.

The ride took us about 5 hours.

We parked our car at Black Mountain Peninsula in Acton. There’s plenty of free parking at this location — and public amenities.

Black Mountain Peninsula has a good lookout over Lake Burley Griffin.

We rode the Lake Burley Griffin cycleway anti-clockwise. We noticed a lot of other cyclists riding anti-clockwise too…


If you want to see an enormous and impressive construction site ‘in action’ I highly recommend a visit to the Western Sydney International Airport visitor centre in Luddenham.

Construction of the Western Sydney International Airport — 2nd October 2020

The Western Sydney International Airport Experience Centre is located on a small hill and provides an opportunity where you can watch hundreds, possibly thousands, of contractors build Sydney’s second international airport at Badgerys Creek.

The Australian Government says the airport is expected to open in 2026 and will be operate 24 hours a day.


Rugby league referee Gavin Badger today was presented with the game ball as he retired from on field duties with the NRL.

Badger’s final game was the 411th NRL game that he had officiated.

In an unofficial presentation at the end of the Round 20 NRL game Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Captain Josh Jackson presented the game ball to Gavin Badger.

When Gavin Badger officiated his first game for the NRL, he was the 71st person appointed.

An hour after his final game, he posted two photos to social media showing his whistle, boots and game ball in…


Wistaria Gardens were created in 1907 by the Medical Superintendent of the then ‘Parramatta Hospital for the Insane,’ Dr William Cotter Williamson.

Wistaria Gardens — September 2020 — Photo Credit: Brenden Wood

Dr Williamson brought Wisteria cuttings to Parramatta after visiting China and Japan. He planted the items in the gardens of his official residence at the Parramatta Mental Hospital.


With only 44 days remaining to the United States election, President Donald Trump is dominating organic reach numbers inside the Facebook News Feed according to social monitoring company Crowdtangle.

Over the past 7 days, posts on Donald Trump’s Facebook page received five-times the number of ‘interactions’ than posts on Joe Biden’s Facebook page.

7 day graph showing interactions of Facebook posts by day. Data extracted on 19th September 2020. Source: Crowdtangle

In fact, over the past 24 hours, Joe Biden’s Facebook page was out-performed by Barack Obama’s Facebook page.

Barack Obama’s statement about former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg went viral on Facebook, causing his post to almost out-perform posts on Donald Trump’s Facebook page.

Brenden Wood

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