Like many things, bicycle riding events have needed to change in response to the current pandemic. Events for bicycle riders have been postponed, cancelled or in the case of Pedal Queensland, introduced with a fresh shape to suit this new landscape. Through cycling events, large numbers of bicycle riders can gather to share their enjoyment of group riding – be it competition or camaraderie, or both. And it’s not just the speedy… Read More

Itโ€™s been ages.ย  Since my pen touched these pages. Iโ€™ve been pedalling though.ย  Bendigo, Bundaberg, Byron Bay. Bargara, Mon Repos, Brisbane for a stay. Southport, Surfers and Burleigh, here on the coast.ย  Oslo in Norway, where the winter chill hurt most. Hire bike, folding bike, e-bike, mountain bike. Old favourite touring bike. Kingscliff and Fingal for a writerโ€™s retreat.ย  The Brisbane Valley for a Rail Trail repeat.ย  Noosa to Caloundra in unseasonal… Read More

The jacaranda trees were in full flower, colouring the landscape with splashes of lilac and matching the radiance of a blue sky made clear from recent rains. Grevilleas stood thick with burnt orange blooms. Rows of crops flourished green in the rich red volcanic soil. Springtime on the South Burnett Rail Trail was picture perfect. Situated in Queenslandโ€™s southeast, the South Burnett Rail Trail (SBRT) stretches for 44 kilometres between the small… Read More