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Looking towards Wollumbin along Terranora Inlet

Like most things, the absence of something makes its presence more apparent. Before the pandemic brought us border closures and travel permits, I travelled over the Queensland border into NSW often. Mostly by bicycle, and most weeks. The Tweed River with its flood plains and coastal creeks and green hills are part of my extended neighbourhood. They take me to quieter places and dilute the residual busyness of life on the Gold… Read More

BVRT Yarraman to Moore

Yarraman to Moore is, to date, my favourite section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Forests and freewheeling. Birdsong and bakeries. This 49 kilometre trail makes a good day out and is one worth sharing with others. On the last weekend of winter, we gathered at Moore. Some of us from Bargara in the North. Some from Brisbane. Some from the Gold Coast. All family. But not all bicycle riders. What to… Read More

Bicycle Queensland Ambassador

I was quietly sitting at my desk when the call went out. “Cooee” said Bicycle Queensland, “we’re looking for ambassadors”. So I put some words together, added my social media links and submitted my application. I wasn’t alone. These roles have broad appeal. A few weeks later, I receive an email. Good news. I’ve been chosen to be a Bicycle Queensland Ambassador! So what does it mean to be a BQ Ambassador?… Read More