Bicycle Touring in Australia - Leigh HemmingsSeattle: The Mountaineers, 1991, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled with rubbing to the tips. Leans slightly.
Contains: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “Australia is a vast and beautiful continent of great contrasts. One perfect way to see it — that is also environmentally friendly and physically challenging — is by bicycle.
This book, Bicycle Touring in Australia, offers the cyclist eight different tours around the country to choose from — the sparkling coast of New South Wales, the lush rainforests of Northern Queensland, the arid desert of Central Australia, the tall tree forests of the southwest of Western Australia, the vineyard and river country of South Australia, part of Victoria’s rugged coastline, the mountainous wilderness of Tasmania, and the grandeur of Victoria’s and New South Wales’s high plains.
Sixteen pages of full colour photographs taken by the author while riding the tours vividly illustrate the type of country the cyclist will experience.
The focus of the book is completely practical and it is designed to be taken with the cyclist and used as a daily guide, or as the basis for a self-designed adventure.
Included for each tour are maps, height profiles and detailed directions for the ride. The initial three chapters discuss the history of cycling in Australia, preparing for your ride, and advice when on the road, including maintenance of your bike.
To research the book, photographer and writer Leigh Hemmings, cycled more than 6000 kilometres, repaired numerous flat tyres and broken spokes and ploughed his way through snow, heat, rain and mud — all of which he says -were wonderful, unforgettable experiences.
So, pack your panniers and go. Australia awaits.”