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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 Bikesย but, with plans to explore the city’s impressive cycleways,ย I wanted to ride something that I felt more comfortable on. Hire bikes come in all shapes and… Read More

Riding Adelaide Free Bikes on Park Lands Trail

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 Australiaโ€™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