The Great Brisbane Bike Ride is an annual event hosted by Bicycle Queensland, a non-profit bicycle advocacy organisation. Last Sunday was myย first time ridingย in the event. Iโ€™ve never been a big event type of person. And truth is, Iโ€™m probably still not. However, events like these provide a wonderful opportunity to ride car-free roads, receive right-of-way at intersections being managed by police officers and know that support is nearby if you need… Read More

This post links to a story called ‘Wheel Life On A Brompton’ which I wrote recently forย ‘Ride With A View’ – a website dedicated to sharing the simple pleasures of cycling. Take two small wheels, a steel frame and some amazing engineering and you have a versatile folding bicycle called the Brompton Bicycle. Riding a Brompton bicycle is a new experience for me. Iโ€™m normally seen riding a touring bike around the… Read More

Moonbeams on my shoulder. The crunch of gravel. Insects flicker in my headlight; a cone of light surrounded by black. Long grasses border the trail. They stand and sway like wayward sentinels, still drunk on the dayโ€™s heat. I know how they feel. The night air is a kind reprieve. The sky sprinkled with a million stars. A gentle breeze drifts over dry paddocks. Occasionally, the dust is punctuated by the sweet… Read More