Wheatbelt Cycle Ride in October

The Cycle Touring Association would like to invite cyclists to join our annual bike tour.  All you need is a tent and a bike.  Breakfast and good evening meals are provided, and the truck takes your luggage from place to place, so you have all day to meander through the wheatbelt in spring. Morning tea is provided on the way.

People ride at their own pace, often in twos or threes, so one can be fast or slow as you like.  Distances are between 40 and 88 km per day, but there is all day to cover the distance.  There is a small bus with a trailer for bikes in case people have bike or knee trouble on the ride, and even there is a travelling bike mechanic as well.

This is an ideal way to get a feel for leisurely bicycle touring, with everything organised for you.


Saturday, October 1, 2011 (All day) – Sunday, October 9, 2011 (All day)

The 23rd On Your Bike Tour starts at the small wheatbelt town of Hyden, famous for a spectacular granite outcrop known as Wave Rock.  We wave goodbye to Hyden then explore the changing rural landscapes and charming farming communities of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region as we make our way back west to Midland.  Along the way we will experience the quirky tin horses of the Tin Horse Highway, magnificent granite outcrops, beautiful nature reserves, dazzling wildflower displays and the splendour of the forests in the Perth hills.

The tour will be a one-way tour with participants being bussed out to Hyden from Midland.  After a visit to Wave Rock, we will ride to Kulin (via the Tin Horse Highway), Corrigin and Bruce Rock before enjoying a rest day in Quairading.  We will then continue to York (via Beverley) and Bakers Hill for our final concert night before finally returning to Midland.

The brochure and entry form ($630) is available at www.ctawa.asn.au/ctawa/tours

Email: oyb@ctawa.asn.au Phone Terry on (08) 9472 9887  or Bruce  9384 7409 or 0427 398 708

or write to: On Your Bike WA, PO Box 414, Mount Hawthorn WA 6915

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