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All Cyclenix rides are suspended for the duration of the lockdown.

Refer to the Min. of Health for guidance on all Corona related limitations.(link below)

Note...... individual sports activities are permitted.

Enjoy your rides in accordance with the above. :

Please note that new Min of Health regulations state we are going in to a "complete" lockdown for the next while. (as of Dec 28 2020)

Our health is paramount and we are all committed to follow the regulations in order to safeguard ourselves and our fellow riders.

All cycling activity is at present restricted in accordance with Ministry of Health regulations issued from time to time. We are committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy and will update our site here as and when we have any further information.

For further questions call - Ted 0523520000, Uri Nativ 0522445766 or Rafi Landsman 0523576385 and/or consult the Ministry of Health/ or Covid-19 Guidance Site if you have need for further clarification.

Ride Report - Saturday Oct. 15th, 2011 - Eshtaol, Tzuba, Ein Limon -  By Ted

Sometime after we finished the ride David remarked that each time we ride this route in its variations it's like a test to see how age is taking its toll. Rest assured...if we have aged our stamina has not!!

Now you know the end so what about the beginning? We set out all seven of us from the car park and commenced the long climb to Tzuba on a bright and breezy morning with the smell of pine to add to the already great morning setting. To our surprise we found the first section to Martyr's Forest Monument is now blacktopped (tarred!) so we breezed up. Naturally the next section was hard going, a long and steep climb that seems to last forever.

The lungs worked and the heart beat as we chugged up, envying the occasional rider coming opposite racing downhill. But it was not long that Tzuba was in our reach and within seconds we faced that second challenge of the day...the downhill to Ein Limon.

We rode down cautiously avoiding the loose stones, seats down and brakes firm but flexible and in no time we were having a snack by the pool at Ein Limon. The last stage was a mad rush downhill at times over large stones (even a Jeep would find hard going) but we made it down in one piece. David recorded a top speed of over 30KPH but he was not the fastest. We had breakfast at a nearby Market complex and headed for home. Perfect ride that left us all smiling if not a little weary. See the GPS elevation gained 553M. Thanks David!!

Where we rode:

Ride Report - Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 - Local Ride -  By John

Here it is, short and sweet. For the first ride of the year 14 of our regulars set out from our usual starting point a wee bit later than the appointed time (not unusual) and we made our way along a well worn route through the Industrial area of Ra'anana, on to Bazra , then Bnei Tzion, Udim, Yaqum with a stop at the Gaash Service station for breakfast and then home.

I hope you all had an enjoyable New Year and that we'll have many more happy and interesting rides during the rest of this year.

I want to remind you once again that we are on facebook. Join the Cyclenix family there and lets have your comments.

Ride Report - Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 - Netanya - Nahal Alexander Ride -  By Frances

A Day by the Sea

Despite the threateningly dark sky, 17 of us set off from the Tennis Court Center in Netanya, going northwards to Nahal Alexander and returning along the Netanya Tayelet. (For details of the route together with other GPS data go to - and to see the route on Google Earth click on "Export" then "Google Earth").

Welcome to some new faces: Vered, Mike and Brian, all local to the Netanya area. Vered deserves a gold star as she has only been cycling for about 2 months and despite feeling ill, soldiered on to finish the close on 40 km ride without a complaint - well done! Brian spends part of the year in tranquil Cornwall and we look forward to seeing him again when returns.

Avi lead us along the labyrinth of roads in Netanya and through the fields to Nahal Alexander. Here we saw huge turtles and a rodent-like creature and, of course, many other cyclists. We returned (after a few going astray) along the tayelet. The clouds must have scared most of the walkers away, as we didn't have to dodge too many people. We stopped off at a cafe to refuel. I can only say that I will not be darkening its door again. It provided a wonderful sea view, but not much else....! The rain stayed away until we reached the cars and then the heavens opened to give us and our bikes a good wash.

Ride Report - Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 - Home Patch Ride Report -  By John

A nice sunny day, but not to hot, greeted the 11 riders who met at our usual starting point. One of those riders was Ariel, who we haven't see for some time. Welcome back! Ariel was asked to lead us on a "different" ride and he did this extremely well.

We started off riding West along Ahuza Street and when we reached the intersection of Ahuza and Yerushalaim our numbers grew by one when Talia joined us. We rode through Lev HaPark and on through Rishpon where we crossed the Coastal Road and made our way towards the coast turning South towards the Herzliya Marina and then along the coastline. Heading for Ramat Hasharon we crossed the Coastal Road once again and Ariel showed us areas of Ramat Hasharon that we hadn't experienced before. I am ashamed to say that for the first time ever on a ride, on our way towards the areas of Ramat Hasharon that were new to us I stopped to take a few photos and "lost" the group!!! After a few calls back and forth I persuaded the group to carry on with out me and I made my way back to Ra'anana.

Anyway, all's well that ends well. I did meet up with the others at Arcafe in Ra'anana where we made our "breakfast stop. We had a great ride, saw some lovely views, experienced a wee bit of sand now and then (not too bad, see the photos) and everyone enjoyed themselves (including me!). Thank you Ariel for a great ride

Ride Report - Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 - Hadera Ride -  By John

Well, first of all, before I begin to describe our ride I have to say what a pleasant surprise we had to see Dennis Rappaport at the starting point. Welcome back after a too long an absence. Look after your knees and take it easy. It was great having you with us and I hope we will see you often in the future. Beverley (Frances' friend also returned after a long absence and it was good seeing Felix again. Hope to see you all regularly in the future.

And now, the ride! First of all, we started at the Hadera Railway station and travelled South through the Hadera forest and then east to Road 4. From there, we travelled South through Geulei Teiman to Nahal Alexander riding along its banks right down to the mouth of the river and the beach. At one of the bridges that crosses the Alexander we stopped to watch a couple of coypus swimming in the water, one even climbed out onto the bank to visit a duck!

At the beach some of the riders cooled off by taking a dip in the Mediterranean, Megan, even surfed. All good things come to an end and the swimmers dried of (partially) and we started our return trip, this time, via Mihmoret, through Ein Hayam and Givat Olga and the over the foot bridge that traverses the coastal road and back to the station.Until we hit the coast we enountered more then a wee bit of sand which had some of us pushing our bikes instead of riding them! If we had thought that the sand was a bit excessive during the first part of the ride, I can assure you that on the return trip it was worse!

But, we all made it back to the Station and I think that despite the sand and the heat, we all enjoyed the 27 kilometre ride. We will do this ride again in the winter and then , hopefully, it will be a case of "welcome back" to the mud and a cooler ride.

Thank you David for planning the ride and so ably leading us. You're a star!

Ride Report - Saturday Sept. 3, 2011 - Fun in the Sun -  By Frances

15 of us gathered at Yad Labanim with a couple of new faces in the group. Welcome and do join us again!

We set off on one of our regular routes with very few sandy patches and enjoyed a 27 km ride with only one mishap - a puncture for Avraham. We refuelled at our our Ga'ash stop and, despite the predictions, it wasn't too hot as we had some wind to help us a long.

Avi and David were in constant contact - Avi wanted to hook up with us, and eventually did, after he had ridden 35 km in a round-about route to get to us. It reminded me of David Bowie's Space Oddity: Ground control (David) to Major Tom (Avi).... What is even more appropriate: Take your protein pills and put your helmet on. Now that is advice that we can all take.

It is the end of the Passiflora season - so it was slim picking for our regular long-fingered friends.

Ride Report - Saturday, Aug. 28, 2011 - Palmachim - Nahal Soreq -  By Anna Sheffer

In the early hours of Saturday 15 of us were ready next to the Tzomet Ra'anana Trampiada for a new adventure near the Palmachim Beach lead by David.

At 7 am after we parked our cars at the beach we started to ride towards the unknown.

Shortly we turned off the paved road and entered a firing zone, as was pointed out by Megan, but that really didn't bother us. We just carried on riding with a bit of sand here and there towards Yavne's lovely bike route and almost ended us up on the route to Jerusalem - as remarked by some locals we met on the way. So we turned around after some discussions and checking the map to find our way to the Soreq River, whatever's left of it, while Megan was taking pictures of us. We even managed to do a dry crossing on a stone bridge. On the other side of the river we had a short break to refuel ourselves with snacks, fruit, nuts and water. What we didn't know was that sand dunes were awaiting us along the road so even the better and stronger of us has to push the bike.

Altogether we rode and pushed 27 km.

It was most rewarding to plunge into the sea after the ride though only four of us took to the water.

Perhaps we should try this route again during the winter or spring.

Ride Report - Saturday Aug. 20th, 2011 - Local Ride - Mad Dogs and Englishmen... -  By Frances

15 of us gathered at Yad Labanim to enjoy a local ride along a familiar route. The usual suspects tried to liberate as many Passiflora as they could, although Frederic has hung up his filching gloves and joined the more respectable majority!!

We stopped to take in the view over the sea - quite a popular spot with other cyclists too. We sweltered along happily until I got a puncture (ably repaired by Ted and David). After that it was refueling time (although some went off early to beat the heat) at our favourite spot at Ga'ash. Along the way we saw some happy golfers and a horse or two. All other wildlife took Noel Coward's advice:

In tropical climes there are certain times of day When all the citizens retire, to tear their clothes off and perspire. It's one of those rules that the biggest fools obey, Because the sun is far too sultry and one must avoid its ultry-violet ray --
... Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

Well, it wasn't exactly midday - but it is mad to go out in the sun to cycle 30 km for fun ..... isn't it??

Ride Report - Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 - Elishema Ride Report -  By Merrill

Before I begin the write-up of this weeks ride, let me take this opportunity to offer our condolences to the families of the cyclists who were killed and best wishes for a speedy recovery to those that were injured on Saturday morning. Unfortunately, all the safety measures in the world can not protect us from irresponsible drivers.

Fourteen of us set off at 7 AM from Elishema for a familiar, yet very pleasant ride along the Yarkon and Southeast towards Rosh Ha'ayin. When we reached our first water crossing, Ingride made her usual splash and some really rude people laughed at her plight. Frances and Anna were so intimidated, they scooted off looking for a drier place to cross and got lost - or at least got separated from the pack. They managed to find their way to Einat and met up with us at the gas station for coffee. Errol, a road biker friend from Hod Hasharon, joined us for coffee before making his way back to the pavement. David, returned to ride with Cyclenix after a "short" break in cycling - WELCOME!

Hylton stopped in the middle of the path along the way, almost causing a huge collision and when we finished uttering a few words that sailors would blush saying, we rode on. We then found out that Hylton's abrupt stop was because he found a cellphone in the path, which turned out to be David's!!!! Great luck for David and kudos to Hylton for his sharp vision.

The weather was overcast, so the sun was not too strong and there was a nice headwind cooling us down along the way. We chose to return on the shortest route possible in order to avoid the oncoming heat of the day. We passed through one sewage smelling waterway on the way back, got our feet wet, but made no splashes. The ride was 31 kms of easy riding and quite pleasant with some shaded paths along the way.

Upon arriving back at the cars, some members of the group were surprised to see a pair of naked legs protruding from under Frances' car - I guess some people just never grow up!

Ride Report - Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 - Home Patch Ride Report -  By David

Participants: 8 then 9 (when Shaul suddenly and briefly appeared out of the blue) then back to 8 (when Shaul suddenly disappeared back into the blue) then 9 again (when after a little telecommunication co-ordination Avi joined us)

Route: From Ra'anana north via Bnei Zion up to Udim and back via a refreshment stop at Ga'ash. A classic route with a couple of variations. Total distance 34 km

Bottom Line: Nice pace throughout - sufficient to keep a breeze on our faces and the calories burning. Good Company as always

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Family: Father of 3 children and a devoted grandfather of 7 grandchildren (+ 1 in the near future).

Education: Technion Haifa, Faculty of Industrial & Management Engineering.

Work Experiences: A wide variety of work places and activities which included implementation of salary incentive methods, systems improvement, as well as project management, factory construction, logistics and the purchaser for electronic companies etc. For the last 30 years until my retirement I served as Vice President Operations in a large and well known data communications company.

Hobbies: A few ? which I enjoyed for a short while only - a self-defense course, wind surfing, sailing an 420 sailing dinghy, horse riding, Jeep driving.

Others - which I constantly enjoy - reading (especially subjects on meditation, fiction, thrillers, adventures), participating in many different kinds of lectures (Bible research, leaders and people who have influenced world history, globalization, linguistic changes in the Hebrew language, subjects relating to cinematography etc.) walking Israel trails (including the Shvil Israel), traveling abroad and, as (you may have guessed!)....cycling in Israel and abroad.

As I am still quite young, I hope to add a few more hobbies in the future!!


  1. ARRIVE ON TIME - Your time is no more important than anyone else’s. Check the night before for air in the tires and that all is in proper working order.
  2. RIDE PACE - This usually determines itself depending upon who and how many are riding. A smaller group is almost always quicker, while larger rides tend to be more relaxed and chatty – accept this reality!
  3. KEEPING UP - Try to keep up with the pace of the group – it makes for a more enjoyable ride for everyone. If there is consensus that the pace is too fast, tell the leader!
  4. NOBODY GETS LOST - Make sure that there is someone behind you who sees your riding direction. If not, wait until someone sees you before you continue… that person behind you will do the same. If everyone in the group does this, nobody gets lost and the group does not have to stop as a whole. We need to have space between riders – it is acceptable that the group is spread out, as long as you have sight contact with the rider in front of you.
  5. YIELD – YIELD – YIELD - Always keep to the right unless you are passing. If you want to pass, make sure they are aware of your intention. Never change “lanes” before making sure you are clear to do so – sudden moves with no warning can cause an accident.
    If you have to dismount due to sand, mud, a technically difficult uphill, etc., pull off the path, so as not to impede the momentum of the riders behind you.
    Always yield to pedestrians, hikers, horses (all are unpredictable!).
    If a rider approaches from the opposite direction and there is no room to safely pass, be prepared to pull off the path and stop.
    The rider going uphill ALWAYS has right of way.
    Restricted Line of Sight? Slow down, increase your awareness and be ready to stop. If you are coming to a blind curve, ring your bell or yell “BEEP, BEEP”.
  6. STAY TOGETHER –If you head up to the front of the ride or pulling away from the group always wait at the next junction for everyone to catch up. If you need to head back to the carpark, phone the leader, or at very least make sure you ask someone in the group to tell the leader.
  7. TECHNICAL SECTIONS – Always wait until there is a safe distance between you and the rider in front before beginning a technical section. If you end up behind a slower rider don’t ride too close behind, it only increases the pressure on that rider and can cause an accident. Hang back and give both of you space to enjoy the trail until you can overtake safely.
    On a section that you would prefer not to ride, walk well clear of the track.
  8. BE PREPARED - Ride with spare inners and/or puncture kits, tools, pump and basic first aid kit. Always wear a helmet, sunglasses, sunscreen, have plenty of water and some snacks. Do NOT wear earphones when riding – hearing what is happening around you is important.


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If you have any questions or want to get in touch for any reason, feel free to get in touch with David or John:

David: 054-474-1424
John: 050-942-2788


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