Cy­cles show a new side

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d480576

Michael and Lucy Deller are hold­ing bike tours of Fre­man­tle.

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