Kate and I have just celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary, so we decided to fly over to Sydney as a 'getaway'.
By the time we had landed at Sydney Airport, I was missing my bike already, so we decided to hire some bikes & tour the city.
We phoned Bonza Bike Tours, who we had seen on the internet: They do guided tours on almost a daily basis.
They told us that they did not have a tour organised but were happy to take Kate and I out for the day anyway. We were to have a 5 hour tour of the City, just Kate myself and our tour guide !
Our guide Kat, took us on a 27km ride around the back streets, foot paths, and parks that we would never have found on our own, and when I checked my garmin at the end of our ride, I noted that we averaged a dizzy 7.9km / Hour ! I had thought that riding hills, and not sweating was impossible, but I was proved wrong.
Riding Slow had never been on my radar before, but I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Sydney has some BIG hills, in fact, the roads around Sydney are either UP or Down. There is NO Flat !
Our guide was so friendly and really knew her town, including where to buy a really good Pint !
Sydney has not been immune to our winter weather, and we received a fair down pour every day. The heavens opened again as we cycled over the Harbour Bridge.
And finally back past the Opera house
This time we took ourselves on a short tour around Manly and North Heads.
Only 19km today, but we were much faster at 10km /h !
First we took the Ferry across to Manly...
Then we went looking for some more hills to climb
And finally went up to North Heads to go whale watching ( no whales today )
It was a super day out. Very relaxing, up and down hills, and for Kate the first time she has ridden a two wheeler for about 20 years !
Today I got home from work to find that she had phoned one of my friends ( Mike Branson ) and borrowed a racing bike. I think she has the BUG :)
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