Bright is a place like few oth­ers

Myrtleford Times - - Letters To The Editor -

AD­VEN­TURER: Bright’s Miles Davis re­cently cov­ered thou­sands of kilo­me­tres on his mo­tor­bike dur­ing a ride across Mon­go­lian.

IF Miles Davis says Bright is world class, you lis­ten.

Mr Davis is a former pro­fes­sional BMX rider that plied his trade around the world and has also ex­plored some of the planet’s best lo­ca­tions through work­ing as a mar­ket­ing man­ager for BMW.

He now calls Bright home and says the pop­u­lar tourist town ticks a lot of boxes for his in­ter­ests.

“Bright is world class,” he said.

“Af­ter 11 years in Mel­bourne I knew I had to get out and hav­ing come here for moun­tain bikes, mo­tor­bikes and BMW events I de­cided to move up here.

“If you have an in­ter­est in alpine ac­tiv­i­ties, snow, cycling and dirt bikes there is nowhere bet­ter in Aus­tralia, and of course it is (also) right in be­tween Syd­ney and Mel­bourne.”

In June, Mr Davis used his ex­per­tise to lead ride a BMW GS com­pe­ti­tion, an in­ter­na­tional event that fea­tured mo­tor­bike rid­ers from 16 dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

The com­pe­ti­tion cov­ers 2200km of re­mote Mon­go­lian ter­rain across dif­fer­ent stages each day for a week, his part­ner Ju­lia Maguire was one of the fe­male par­tic­i­pants.

Cus­tomers are also given the op­por­tu­nity to ride a sim­i­lar route to that of the com­peti­tors, an ac­tiv­ity that Mr Davis has hosted peo­ple on from all over the world.

“It’s pretty ex­cit­ing rid­ing in such an ex­otic and re­mote place that’s so cul­tur­ally dif­fer­ent,” he said.

“By the time you have done a cou­ple of laps you just know it’s go­ing to blow their minds and it’s just great to watch them en­joy it.”

Af­ter hav­ing his trip ex­tended by 20 days, Mr Davis ad­mit­ted he was more than ready to re­turn to his new home.

“I was pretty keen to get back to the life­style here,” he said.

“I was al­ways keep­ing an eye on the snow re­ports while I was away so I was pretty keen to go up to the moun­tain and that sort of stuff, it’s def­i­nitely a nice place to come back too.

“I loved liv­ing in the US and Canada, and Bright is prob­a­bly as close as you get to a Cana­dian ski town with all the Euro­pean cul­ture, his­tory, the trees and the life­style.”

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