Melbourne's most original cycling guide returns!
People everywhere are taking to their bikes: from city-dwellers to tourists, families to commuters looking to beat the daily grind. Detailing the early history of our city's love affair with the bicycle, along with an array of ideas and thoughts for the Melbourne rider of today, this new edition of The Casual Cyclist's Guide brings a fresh and entertaining perspective to getting around town on two wheels.
When it's time to ride, a series of hand-drawn maps illustrate original riding routes that explore the city's architecture, little-known backstreets, picturesque picnic spots, pools, pubs and cafés, old and new.
Creative entrepreneur Matt Hurst, founder of bike-hire service The Humble Vintage, as well as writer behind the cult Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists maps, has brought together a collection of guests ranging from architects to chefs, historians to designers. The result is a one-of-a-kind collection of riding routes, anecdotes, tips and observations about the city and the bike.
Forever keeping one eye on the road, leaving the other free to take in the city as it rolls on by, Matt's love of relaxed, everyday riding is complemented by the following fine guests who share their thoughts on the city and the bike:
Andrew Ashton – Designer and founder, Work Art Life
Blaine Cooper – Cycle courier
Caitlin Marks – First-time cyclist
Guy Grossi – Chef, Grossi Florentino
Jeremy Wortsman – Founder, Jacky Winter Group
Lincoln Riley – Sommelier, Stokehouse
Max Olijnyk – Writer and founder, Note to Self
Nick Creswick – Executive Chef, Werribee Mansion Hotel
Oslo Davis – Cartoonist
Penny Modra – Art writer
Richard Nylon – Milliner
Rohan Storey – The National Trust
Russell Boyd – Film location manager, The Killer Elite
Stanton Erskine – Former postman, Australia Post
Takashi Omi – Proprietor, Izakaya Den
Tin & Ed – Illustrators
Victoria Police – Cycle Unit
An ode and an aid to the endless possibilities a day on the bike can bring and a beautifully designed package, The Casual Cyclist's Guide is an essential item for both local cyclists and visitors from afar.
The Casual Cyclist's Guide to Melbourne