Author(s): Matthew Hurst
Melbourne's most original cycling guide returns, complete with new riding routes, rants and fully updated suburb-by-suburb directory. This new edition of The Casual Cyclist's Guide to Melbourne brings a fresh and entertaining perspective to this much-loved mode of transport. Discover the quirky history cycling has in this fair city: the bone-shaker, the safety cycle and the Malvern Star. Discover the Naked Bike Ride and how The Austral Wheelrace is the worlds' oldest continually held cycle race. Then take some of the historic rides around Melbourne, exploring its architecture, discovering little- known wonders in parks, and famous and infamous pubs, coffee spots and cafes. This beautifully designed little package is an essential item for the Melbournite on two wheels or the visitor from afar! With routes that take riders from north to south, rides that take in pubs or parks, The Casual Cyclist's Guide to Melbourne is the inside story on where to go in Melbourne, and how to get there and what to see.
Matt Hurst is the creative entrepreneur who runs local bike-hire service The Humble Vintage - which has recently expanded to Sydney - as well as writing the cult Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists seasonal newsletter. Along with guests who range from architects to historians and urbanites who know the best spots to be, he is well placed to reveal the inside story of cycling in Melbourne.