Adventure, bikelash, French Island and more: Faith and Val kick off the show with their usual bike moments before taking a look at some news. Riders following the Indian Pacific Wheel Ride route leave Fremantle, you can catch up with the IPWR Dot Watchers here, while in Victoria the inaugral Gariwerd Wonderland was also underway.
It seems timely to remind ourselves of some research from a few years ago into the phenomenon of bikelash. It describes bike lanes as ‘sponges for a sea of latent cultural and economic anxieties’, a very apt description of what seems to be going on in the current campaign against the City of Melbourne bike lanes.
We talk about French Island, in Westernport Bay, and how it makes for a great weekend of sand and gravel riding, accessible via train or bike and combinations of the two.