Five tips for riding wooden bridges rhythm

Five tips for riding old wooden bridges

In the wake of a damning report that says one in five wooden bridges in Australia is in need of repair, we have compiled five tips on how riders should tackle these bridges safely. Dangers for riders consist of rotting planks, exposed nails and spikes, and longitudinal planks that can knock a bike off course. …

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Grafton Five tips for riding wooden bridges

20% of timber bridges need fixing

Timber bridges add authenticity to a rural ride, but they can be a particular danger to riders with longitudinal planks, rotting wood and exposed spikes. The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) says one in five of these local timber bridges are in poor condition and there is an extensive backlog of bridges that need fixing. …

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Lions Rd bridgework complete

Lions Rd finally reopened as bridgework ends

Bridgework on the Lions Rd on the Queensland/NSW border is now complete after 16 months and the road is finally reopened to through traffic. However, Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland warns motorists there are still some unsurfaced areas that riders should treat with caution, especially if wet. “Please drive to the conditions as the approaches have …

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Lions TT traffic

Lions Rd reopens to traffic after bridge works

The Lions Rd on the Queensland and NSW border has reopened to traffic after bridge work  closed the popular motorcycle route from January. It was supposed to be closed to traffic for only six months, but bad weather has forced delays until December 15, according to Roads and Maritime Services. Heavy traffic Now that it is open, …

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Lions TT: One of many bridges on the Lions Rd

Lions Rd closed for six months

Bad news for motorcyclists in South East Queensland and Northern NSW with the famous Lions Rd now closed to traffic for six months and then open to heavy traffic. Not only will riders be unable to use the road, but the picturesque wooden bridges – some single lane – will be replaced by modern, two-lane, …

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