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April 12, 2021

Country cycling not so risky

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Josh Scott-Jouir’s recent article expounding the benefits of cycling around our beautiful region raises important issues and explodes some myths.

After riding most days for ten years on our beautiful backroads it astounds me how few people cycle. Fear of being hit by a car is real but in my experience drivers are courteous and increasingly so. In 10 years of daily commuting, often between Byron and Bangalow, I’ve come off once and that was my own fault. I got caught in a summer thunderstorm at night and a pothole, which I swear wasn’t there in the morning, consumed me.

When you cycle with a bit of regularity this is what happens: you get fit; you feel amazing; you see things you’ve never seen before but should have; you have time to reflect; you arrive at your destination calm, balanced and I would argue, a better person. Join me.

Luke Roberts, Byron Bay


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