Hi, I am new to the site, got my first bike about a month ago. I did a few searches on here and elsewhere to find some tips on some good spaces to practice in the inner west but the threads seem to be very old. I checked out an area in Marrickville that someone recommended (garden st) but there was a lot of rubbish and dodgy people sifting around and also a few cars, actually got beeped at by an SUV for going slow on a one way back st sigh.. I wouldn't want to go back at night. Some of the cars parks recommended a few years ago (enmore tafe) also appear to be gated now when they are empty. So I'm looking for an area, that's big enough to practice at normal road speed at least for short bursts, and also stopping etc with no traffic at night and weekends. Is there anywhere? e.g. big carpark, industrial area that is actually zero traffic? I live in Stanmore, so Marrickville, Petersham, Annandale, Lilyfield, Camperdown, Leichhardt would be ideal but could go a bit further. Any suggestions would be awesome! Bit of background, sharing bike with the hubby who was not as interested as me, but annoyingly has taken to it like a duck to water(!). (I think driving manual since he was 15 and riding a pushbike through the mean streets of Sydney for a few years helped a lot). I didnt drive the car as much in general and used to pushbike until we moved. long story short, its taken me a bit longer than I hoped to feel confident on the bike, and be able to take it on actual roads near me, they are all pretty busy, Parramatta road, Crystal St, New Canterbury, Norton st etc. My husband can ride it to location for me to practise. thank you all.!