Cycles show a new side
THE cities of Fremantle and Cockburn are encouraging all residents to get on their bikes as part of Bike Week.
Fremantle residents Michael and Lucy Deller, who have been working with the City of Fremantle on organised bike tours around Fremantle, said it had been fun to show off Freo in a different light.
“We know the locals live to ride so we are hoping to show off their home differently,” Mrs Deller said.
“When you are on a bike you can really experience what you’re riding through; you notice little things and are a tourist in your own backyard.”
Specific Bike Week tours have sold out, however standard bike tours – including a history tour – will be available.
Mrs Deller said by being on a bike people could cover the cities’ histories chronologically.
“We move from our Whadjuk history, early European exploration, British colonialisation, boom times, gold rushes through to the America’s Cup,” she said.
“We go all the way through to our vibrant cafe, restaurant and bar scene of today, plus our amazing street art scene.”
Mr Deller said the tour group would be branching out and launching new street art bike tours.
“This tour will check out pieces by local and international artists,” he said.
“We will also be talking on the topic of street arts (and graffiti) in Fremantle.
“Those on a tour next Saturday will be meeting with an artist completing a new work.”
The City of Cockburn will be hosting a range a range of Bike Week events, including bike checks and tuning at Coogee near the path and tennis courts as past of the Coogee Live Festival.
Michael and Lucy Deller are holding bike tours of Fremantle.