Andrew Crompton didn't consider himself a keen bike rider when setting out from his hometown in the UK with a 13,000-km-plus journey in front of him. But with 3,000 km left to travel, spirits remain high.
We’ve all become used to the stainless steel hoops riveted into the footpath as the standard for public bike parking across the country but anyone who has travelled overseas recently will have seen a new standard starting to make its mark.
The Shrine to Sea project, funded by the State Government with $13M in 2018 to provide a walking and biking boulevard between St Kilda Road and the beach at Beaconsfield Parade, no longer contains a walking and biking component.
When the 480 km Tasmanian Trail was first dreamed up back in the 1990s it was by horse riders looking for a multi-day challenge.
Fast-forward 26 years and it’s now bicycle riders looking for an adventure to test their gravel and touring bikes who are now the dominant trail user.