The famed Oxley Highway in central NSW is not only one of the most loved and ridden roads in Australia, but also one of the most filmed with the addition of this Roads We Ride video.
The latest in the NSW government’s Roads We Ride YouTube videos features the highway which runs west from Wauchope to Walcha but makes no mention of the controversies of the past few years over speed reductions and potentially dangerous ripple strips.
Check out the video featuring local rider Alex Donnelly and wife Ann on their BMW R 1200 GS.
It’s not the only video of the highway that we have featured.
First there was veteran motorcycle journo Mick Matheson’s fantastic review of the road in 2016.
Shortly afterwards, the Roads and Maritime Services decided to reduce speeds along the road after a road safety review.
Their decision was met with howls of protests and a petition supported by riders and locals.
The RMS decided to review their decision and eventually decided to reduce the mountain section from 100km/h to 80km/h.
The result has been a substantial drop in riders and trade on the road.
This prompted John Keogh of Gingers Creek Roadhouse to put together this drone video to show off the road’s attractions and bring back riders.
It certainly is a beautiful and challenging road, but it is not without its problems and hazards.
One rider sent us his video of a ute crossing double white lines along the mountain section to warn riders of the dangers of the road.
Roads We Ride series
The Roads We Ride video was produced in partnership with www.pipeburn.com for Transport for NSW.
Other videos in the Roads We Ride series include Waterfall Way, The Old Pacific Highway, Macquaie Pass, Sydney commuting and the Putty Rd.
Visit http://www.ridetolive.com.au for more information.
For more articles on the Oxley Highway, see our list at the end of this story under the heading “Stories You May Also Like”.
- What do you think of this video series? Does it make you a better and safer rider or is it a waste of taxpayer’s money? Leave your comments below.