On the track of off-road safety

The opening of the Long Way Round section of the Pinjar Motorcycle Trail: from left Steve Pretzel, Faye Baxter, Steve Turner, Charley Boorman and Ewen MacGregor.
The opening of the Long Way Round section of the Pinjar Motorcycle Trail: from left Steve Pretzel, Faye Baxter, Steve Turner, Charley Boorman and Ewen MacGregor.

International motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman visited the trail this month and named a section ‘Long Way Round’ ” after his motorcycle travel TV series with actor Ewan McGregor.

The work included resurfacing a six-kilometre section of the trail to make a safer one-way system.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the State Government completed the upgrade in partnership with the Recreational Trailbike Riders Association and Lotterywest.