Track an epic treat for riders

Cyclist Greg Weir will ride from Albany to Mundaring on the new Munda Biddi track. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d398448
Cyclist Greg Weir will ride from Albany to Mundaring on the new Munda Biddi track. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d398448

Mr Weir will be one of the first riders to take on Munda Biddi, the world’s longest off-road cycling track, this month by cycling from Albany to Mundaring in 21 days as part of the Epic 100.

The 1000km track follows a path similar to the Bibbulmun Track and was named by Lonely Planet as one of the 10 great cycling routes in the world.

‘What I like about the Munda Biddi is it is a continual track for bikes and there is no track as long in the world,’ Mr Weir said.

‘It’s purely a bike track; you’re not competing with traffic.

‘One of the challenging things is there is a lot of pea gravel, which makes it a bit slippery but that is what’s unique about cycling in WA.’

Mr Weir has cycled all his life and completed cycling tours in Nepal, India, Turkey, Greece and the UK, but said he was excited to be a part of the Munda Biddi’s opening.

The Munda Biddi Trail official launch and opening was on April 28th by Environment Minister Albert Jacob. The Munda Biddi Epic 1000 riders started from Albany on April 7th.