With excellent year-round weather, great facilities and an easy-going attitude, both local and visiting bike riders cannot help but enthuse about riding in this area. With three main hubs to choose from, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, bike riders from across the state have no excuse to say they have nowhere to ride.
Whether you are looking for short friendly rides or longer, more challenging rides for the serious cyclist, this book covers them all. Choose from 77 great rides in total including 26 kids rides! We have also made sure to include some of the best legal off-road rides from around the region. To help find your way through this book, we have broken the rides into the three main regions with the rides listed from the most northerly to the most southerly. Each ride has been awarded a Where to Ride rating. Be sure to take note of this as it is a good indicator of how difficult a ride is.
Designed to be a useful resource, Where to Ride South East Queensland is much more than just a good read. With clear directions, stunning photography, GPS generated mapping, and interesting background information for each ride, Where to Ride South East Queensland sets a new standard for quality and presentation in cycling guide books. The book uses a gloss paper stock, tough enough to cope with the rigours of sweaty hands and plenty of use out on the trail.
About the Author
- Full colour throughout, printed on quality heavy coated stock
- Colour coded into three logical geographic sections
- All rides have a one to five star WTR Rating from Beginner through to Experienced Cyclist, which is explained in detail. It’s based on a combination of length, climbing and riding surface
- Includes a ride overview table at the front which classifies the rides by their distance, terrain and difficulty rating
- Includes a back cover endoresement from Bicycle Queensland Manager Ben Wilson
Originally from the UK, Ian has spent the past nine and a half years living in Brisbane, the state capital and heart of Queenslands South East corner.
Ian has a strong background in the sport of cycling having competed internationally throughout Europe for five years. Having spent some time working for Bicycling Australia and developing the Where to Ride
book concept and design, he now works for the Queensland Academy of Sport as a cycling coach; training the new up and coming talent from within the state.
This is Ians third book although he has previously been a regular contributor to both Australian and American cycling publications including Bicycling Australia, Mountain Biking Australia
and before that several e-zines.
Ian continues to enjoy life in his adopted homeland with wife Alex and sons Harry and Charlie.