It’s 5:30am, and you really don’t want to get out of bed. It’s WAY too early. And it’s dark. But you’re not heading out to face the world alone: you’re meeting up with a bunch of other cyclists and taking on the roads/bike paths or trails together.
It’s one of the most exhilarating times to ride a bike: the deep, dark night. And, if you work 9am-5pm, night riding might well be the only spin you get when the winter sun sets well before your security pass beeps your exit at the office.
Kangaroos grazing in paddocks, with Yellow-tailed black cockatoos flying noisily above. Billabongs. Towering gum trees. It’s the stuff dreams about Australia are made of, and for Melburnians, they’re literally just a bike ride away. Further afield in Victoria, the air just gets crisper and the options wider.