Some people say it’s cheating but I know they’re curious. You see, I’ve bought an electric bike, a pedal-assist Gazelle. And the question I’m being asked is: why would you want an electric bike? Yes, I’m fit and a seasoned bike rider and I have a trio of bikes in the garage. However, there’s a problem that I haven’t been able to solve with them. My work commute. Riding 28 kilometres each way… Read More

On the fourth day of Autumn, we sweltered in 35° celsius and 90% humidity. I didn’t ride. No need and too hot. However, during the Gregorian calendar’s thirteen weeks of summer, I rode quite a bit – to shop, to swim at the beach, to enjoy a coffee, to commute to work and to go out for dinner on balmy tropical nights. Here is my summer by numbers… 877      … Read More

With the launch of Mobikes last week, the Gold Coast joined the many cities that provide a public bike-share scheme. Bike-sharing schemes allow people to share public bicycles. Their successful use contributes to creating sustainable cities by providing residents and visitors a transport option with low environmental impact. The specific features of each bike-share scheme vary from city to city. With Mobike, the Gold Coast City Council has opted for a dockless… Read More