Cycling at QIMR

This contains information about cycling resources for people at QIMR. It was last updated on 02-Feb-2011.

How one person gets to QIMR (plotted via
QIMR environs and a cycling route


Cycle paths near QIMR

Several bicycle routes converge on the RBWH/QIMR campus.

  • From the Northside, Kedron Brook Road-Noble Street-Enoggera Creek Bikeway-Bicycle bridge-Butterfield Street (and then through the hospital, or up Bramston Terrace, or around via Hetherington Street and Herston Road)
  • Also from the Northside, via Wooloowin following the railway, then the bikeway along Breakfast Creek to O'Connell Terrace. This may be extended through Bowen Park to the new cycle path that runs under Bowen Bridge Road (you can already ride through the park, but it is a narrow path with a couple of steps at the end).
  • From the east, a short cyclepath along beside the ICB, then through to Newstead.
  • From the City, the cycleway from the Roma Street Parklands. This then allows access to the cycle path along the River towards Toowong, and via the Goodwill Bridge to the SE Freeway cycle path.
  • From the west, the Enoggera Creek Bikeway (Ashgrove, Bardon, the Gap).

Another route south that sees a few cyclists is along the (western) pavement (or in the traffic) on Brunswick Street, Gibbs Street and the Story Bridge. Then, for example, one can rejoin the SE Freeway cycle path via River Terrace.


February 2011

For QIMR riders interested in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, the proposed training rides were:

Usually starting 06:00 at Ship Inn Southbank (SB), RBWH Cycle Centre (CC) or Victoria Park (VP).

Date Start Course Distance Average Speed
23/2/110600 CC ?Nudgee Beach 25km
6/3/11 0600 SB Short River Loop 35km 18kph
11/3/111645 VP Short River Loop 35km
3/4/11 0600 SB Long River Loop 40km 20kph
1/5/11 0600 SB Nudgee Beach 45km 22kph
5/6/11 0600 SB Wynnum/Lota 50km 25kph
3/7/11 0600 SB Samford Village 60km 25kph
7/8/11 0600 SB Wynnum/Wellington Pt 70km 25kph

Note there is an offer from QIMR to subsidize a Beginners Learn to Ride Course run by Activ Cycle. One of these starts 19 Feb.

March 2010

There were QIMR riders in the GBBR again (Sun 21st March).

March 2009

"QIMR's sPokahontas Indians" took part in the Greatest Brisbane Bike Ride and Cootha Challenge on 22nd March:

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QIMR has won the "themed team" competition 5 years running.


There at least forty people who cycle on a regular basis to/from QIMR. I know of eight lab heads alone! There are a full range of riders, from those who ride from where their car is parked, to the more gung ho. Michael Smout counts bikes every year for a competition in Bicycle Week (usually in March). We usually seem to win in our division.

The main organisers of any formal QIMR cycling events/policy pushes etc include Simone Cross, Michael Smout, David Whiteman.


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