Two days after enjoying a ride along the River Torrens, I was out there again. This time Jane joined me. And this time we headed for the beach. Henley Beach. Leaving Treadly Bike Shop late morning on the cutely-coloured Brompton hire bikes, we rode over to the southeast corner of the CBD and fuelled up at a small Vietnamese cafe I’d seen while out walking earlier in the week. Ready to explore,… Read More

Four days had passed since I’d ridden a bicycle and my feet were getting tired from walking everywhere. Adelaide City is good for walking. The terrain is flat, a feature that also makes it good for cycling. When I first arrived, I hired the Adelaide Free Bikes but, with plans to explore the city’s impressive cycleways, I wanted to ride something that I felt more comfortable on. Hire bikes come in all shapes and… Read More

The idea of Free Bikes has an appealing ring to it. Who wouldn’t take a second glance at seeing something they like on offer for free? On a recent visit to Adelaide, without my own bike to ride, I decided to see how this worked. Adelaide sits on Australia’s southern coastline with a desert to the north and vineyards lining its eastern hills. It is Australia’s fifth most populated city and, like… Read More