Captain Cook to Tom Uglys Bridge


This ride is a short but sweet shutterbug’s picnic.  At only 22kms and an hour and a half of riding,  it can be stretched in any direction except into the big wet, it stays close to the start of the Georges River, and offers many opportunities for scenic photography.

This ride started in Dolls Point, but you can start anywhere on the Botany/ Kurnell/Cronulla cycle path. Instead of crossing the Captain Cooks Bridge I went under it and stayed as close to the waterline wherever possible.

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As you ride around Kogarah Bay, you go through Beverly Park and Carss  Park, and I took every detour that headed towards the water. Its a very pretty part of South Sydney.



You know when its nearly time to cross the not-so-ugly Tom Ugly’s Bridge because several fish and chips shops suddenly appear with queues of hungry lunch-goers. Depending on your angle, the new and old bridge sections are really impressive.PRA_2271PRA_2273PRA_2278


Once over Tom Ugly’s, you turn eastward along quiet local streets towards Sylvania Waters. This suburb is really interesting with water canals running right up to people’s properties.


Arriving at the south end of Captain Cooks Bridge, I took the underpath which leads onto the main Bridge that took me back to Dolls Point.


The Strava map below shows the overall flight path, and the GoPro 9 video offers three minutes of glimpses ino what you can see on this safe and scenic ride. Watch it on HD for for full 1080 quality.


9 replies »

  1. Hi
    Looks like a great ride I’cant wait to get an electric bike, thinking about a Leitner “Venice” I’ve currently got a “Huffy”normal mountain bike but now I seem to be unable to ride up the hills.
    Michael. (An OZ Senior.) I currently enjoy your posts.

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    • There’s nothing like an ebike to turn a senior into a junior on hills; only downside I can see is that instead of heading off for an hour’s ride on a regular bike I’m gone for hours on end.


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