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Fences have become tall. Too tall. There was a time whenย fences were built small. I’m sure you’ve seen one. It might be timber, palings painted white or uprights strung with a criss-cross of wire. Little fences areย sometimes brick, three hands high, punctuated by small turrets with one housing a letter box. Sometimes a little fence marries a garden. Sometimes a garden is simply enough on its own. As I ride, I look… Read More

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

For three months, it had been just a concept, an idea, an aspiration: โ€œIโ€™m going to ride the GreatVicโ€. I knew very little about what this ride would be like. Yes, Iโ€™d read the Bicycle Network website which has heaps of useful information. It prepared me well. But it was information and still a concept; something โ€˜out thereโ€™ beyond where I was. Now the ride is over and my GreatVic is real…. Read More