Bike ride an epic

Karen Rose and Peter Russell. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Karen Rose and Peter Russell. Picture: Martin Kennealey

Dubbed the Munda Biddi Epic trail ride ” the team will take part in the first ride along the entire stretch since its completion, to mark the opening of the 1000km trail.

‘It’s a once in a lifetime thing to do, there will never be another first end-to- end ride on this track,’ Mr Russell, of Applecross, said.

The avid cyclists will start at the newest part of the track in Albany and spend three weeks cycling until they arrive in Mundaring on April 28.

Riders from across the country are taking part in the inaugural ride.

‘I’ve been looking forward to take on the challenge with like-minded people,’ Ms Rose, of Booragoon, said.

‘I came from doing nothing in October and now ride about 100km a week in preparation.

Mr Russell said he had been training by riding 100km on and off road since December.

Event organisers said the ride would pass through local towns, which will host the riders each night at special community events to celebrate the trail opening.

‘The completion of the track is the result of 12 years of construction work and the realisation of a dream by WA’s cycling community that had its origins in the 1990s,’ said Munda Biddi Trail Foundation Chairman Ron Colman.