More than just a cycle

Swan Valley/Gidgegannup ward Councillor Darryl Trease inspects vintage bikes ridden by Myrene and Malcolm Bell.
Swan Valley/Gidgegannup ward Councillor Darryl Trease inspects vintage bikes ridden by Myrene and Malcolm Bell.

City of Swan Mayor Charlie Zannino said riders could choose from 10km, 20km and 30km circular routes.

‘The route is well signed with marshals at strategic points, and riders are followed by a ‘sag wagon’ in case they need assistance.

‘It is mostly flat terrain, on quiet rural back streets and dual-use bike path.’

Swan Valley ward councillor Darryl Trease said there would be some interesting additions to the Bike in the Valley this year.

‘A Dr Bike Clinic will help riders with essential bike skills, safety, maintenance and ways to make riding your bike more efficient and easy,’ he said.

‘There will also be a historical bicycle display, including a demonstration ride on penny farthings.

These are quite a sight and it’s interesting to see how far bicycles have come.’

Riders are invited to bring a picnic lunch or buy lunch at the sausage sizzle.

For the younger family members, there will be a Cuddly Animal Farm for interactive fun with lots of farm animals. The ride starts and finishes at Lilac Hill Park (North Pavilion), West Swan Road, Caversham.

Registration starts at 9am and there will be a presentation with important pre-ride information at 9.45am.

The ride starts at 10am.

For more information, visit www.swan.wa.gov.au.