Parramatta Heritage Rides

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Who are we?

Parramatta Heritage Rides are free, easy-paced community rides, that showcase Parramatta's rich Indigenous and European heritage. They were launched in 2003 by local residents Paul Bowyer and Peter Gilbert. Peter retired in 2019 and Anthony Parker joined. The rides are themed, with regular stops, though we don't usually enter properties. Tour leader Paul provides an informative commentary as we uncover our unique European and Indigenous story. The rides are suitable for competent riders, including children accompanied by adults. Paul is an accredited Ride Leader with Bicycle NSW. The rides are operated by the Camwest Bicycle User Group.  

Please note that you'll need your own bicycle.

 

Sun 22 Nov 9am

- Chic & Sandstone

For lovers of sandstone structures and colonial cottages. Sumptuous! (3 - 4 hours) 

Sun 28 Jun - Bulldozer edition

Touring the sites of recent or impending heritage losses including Willow Grove and Cumberland Hospital Precinct

A sad addition to our ride collection. (1 hour)

Sun 23 Feb  - Vintage

Parramatta's finest, including Elizabeth Farm, Female Factory Precinct, Old Government House, St Johns Cemetery,  Female Orphan School and much more! (3 hours)

Sun 26 Jan - Australia Day edition``

Three 1-hour rides to the key Indigenous and European sites in Parramatta. 

Past Rides 2020

Upcoming Rides

Sun 26 Jul, 9am - Vintage

Parramatta's finest, including Elizabeth Farm, Female Factory Precinct, Old Government House, St Johns Cemetery,  Female Orphan School and much more! (3 hours)

Sun 23 Aug 9am

- Churches & 
Cemeteries

Australia's oldest (St Johns), oldest Catholic (St Patricks), All Saints, Wesleyan and Mays Hills cemeteries.  (3 hours)

Sun 25 Oct 9am

- Boundary Stones

Sun 27 Sep 9am

- Ponts of Parramatta

Taking you to Parramatta's unique collection of Boundary Stones, laid in 1839 to mark the police beat. Most are still in their original location! (3 hours)

Riding over, under or through the more than 20 bridges between the head of the Parramatta River and Silverwater. (3 hours)

Cancelled due Covid 19 

Newsflash:

The Vintage Ride scheduled for Sun 26 July has been cancelled, due to Covid-19 concerns. Other rides remain open at this stage. 

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