For keen bikers, there is nothing worse than being cooped up, waiting for wet weather to pass. If you are busting for a long ride, the M7 Cycleway is almost always rideable. Better in cooler months, it has good wind sheltering and rapid drainage. There are some interesting diversions and the purpose-built wide path is completely safe. You can join anywhere along its 40 kms length; but I start where the path begins in Kings Langley.
For scenic variety, take the exit marked Western Sydney Parklands for a very pleasant 15 kms path through natural bushland. Follow the signs to the Nurragingy Reserve, an amazing oasis in the middle of western Sydney.
Last time I was here there was a lot of construction underway, but on this ride everything was all accessible and looked fabulous under a brief few hours of clear sky.
The full ride covered about 80 kms and took three and a half hours (all on one battery). It’s the kind of ride that you sleep well after doing.