Sydney’s cycling revolution in full bloom

Sydney’s cycling revolution in full bloom

The competition is on to find the best colour photo capturing the spirit of bike riding in Sydney. The photo will be the inspiration for a city floral display this spring as part of the Sydney Rides Festival.

“In Spring this photo competition will bring together bike-riding and blooms. We are asking bike lovers to submit a photo which celebrates Sydney as a riding city,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“The winning image will be transposed onto a floral display using thousands of spring blooms as part of the City of Sydney’s annual Living Colour display, which runs from September to November.”

Living Colour is one of Australia’s largest floral displays and has brightened Sydney’s streets twice a year for a decade. This spring more than 30,000 potted plants will be used.

The wining image will be one of 13 bike-themed Living Colour displays at sites throughout the city, including Martin Place, Customs House, Hyde Park, Taylor Square, QVB and Sydney Town Hall.

The winning image will be chosen by the City and the City’s Living Colour designers, and announced on Friday 15 March 2013.

People who want to submit a photo must make sure:

  • The photo has a reference to a bike or bike riding;
  • Objects, people or landmarks in the photo are identifiable with clean edges and bold colours;
  • The photo must be in JPEG format at a minimum resolution of 150 dpi; and
  • They read all the terms and conditions.

To enter, complete the details at and upload your photo.

Entries close at 9am (AEST) on Friday 1 March 2013.

Sydney Rides is a two-week long celebration of cycling held in October and includes over 20 events including the Spring Cycle, Bicycle Film Festival and Ride to Work Day.

For more information about riding a bike in Sydney visit


For more information, contact City of Sydney Senior Media Adviser Leanne Bridges, phone 0434 320 768 or email

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Jonathon Larkin on 0477 310 149 or email