Once the pandemic lockouts finish in Australia, we’re all going to need a good travel guide book and one of the best places to start is with the guides from Bridget Hallam and Alan Cox (pictured).
The third Australian rider guide book is now available with the second edition of their first book Throw Your Leg Over South East Queensland & Northern New South Wales. Their second book was a guide to Tasmania.
The second edition of their South east Queensland and northern New South Wales guidebook has 29 ride routes.
It comes with maps, directions and navigation waypoints for every ride and beautiful images of the roads and scenery.
“We’re excited to share even more of our favourite rides in this amazing part of the world with other riders,” says Alan.
“We’ve added more videos of rides in Edition 2, so you can view the actual rides by scanning the QR codes in the book – and we have GPX and ITN (TomTom) navigation files for every ride, free for anyone who buys the book.
“We’ve also included a section on preparing for your adventures, with handy information on everything from self-care to packing for weekend rides,” Bridget added.
After selling out of two print runs of the original edition, and with motorcycle sales in Australia surging by 22.2% in 2020, Bridget and Alan know that motorcyclists are keen to explore regional areas.
Motorcyclists are generous, too. “Motorcycle tourism makes an important contribution to regional economies because we travel light and spend money locally on food, fuel and accommodation,” Bridget explained.
About the authors
Avid motorcyclists and adventurers, Alan and Bridget ride two-up on Beauty, their 2008 model BMW 1200 GS.
“Beauty has over 120,000km on her odometer and we’re just getting started,” says Alan.
“We’ve ridden many roads in Australia and Europe on her and when the world opens up again, we’ll ride many more.”
Alan navigates the routes and Bridget videos and photographs from the pillion position.
The second edition of Throw Your Leg Over South East Queensland & Northern New South Wales and Throw Your Leg Over Tasmania plus their Throw Your Leg Over Europe are available online at throwyourlegover.com.au and 60+ stockists throughout Australia (see website for locations).