Amateur cycling team creates numbat map artwork on fitness app Strava

The Numbat Ride. Picture: Instagram
The Numbat Ride. Picture: Instagram

THE cyclists that brought us last year’s ‘goat ride’ were back at it on the weekend, this time mapping out a numbat.

The amateur cycling team, featuring ECU Joondalup corporate communications officer Ben Jones, rode for more six and a half hours yesterday, covering almost 200km and 2500m of elevation to create a GPS map of the “iconic and endangered West Australian species”.

“We did this ride just for fun but hopefully we’ll also raise awareness of their plight,” the team posted on its Instagram page.

The route was created using the fitness app Strava, starting and ending in Kings Park and taking in many of the northern suburbs and crossing the river to create the back legs.

The team said it was a “great day for it”.

“Our final tan lines of the season are almost as impressive as the stripes on a numbat,” they said.

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