Last month, a CyclingTips contingent headed to the New South Wales coastal town of Byron Bay for the latest installment in our Roadtripping series. We weren’t sure what to expect as Byron isn’t your typical cycling destination. What we ended up discovering were the striking similarities between cycling and surfing, the latter being a sport more commonly associated with Byron Bay.
The trip came about through a mixture of connections, including through our photographer Tim Bardsley-Smith and Stevan and Greg from clothing brand Attaquer. It turned out that, in one way or another, we were all connected to Eden Saul of Dead Kooks.
Eden is a surfboard shaper who makes beautiful custom boards and has been a resident of the Byron area all his life. He also happens to ride a bike pretty well too, having previously dabbled (read: got to a very high standard) in triathlon. Eden was our local guide for the week, helping us rediscover the sense of escapism that cycling (and surfing for that matter) can bring us all.
But more on that next week – we’ll be bringing you the full story along with a whole host of stunning images from photographer Tim Bardsley-Smith on Wednesday. For now though, sit back and enjoy the video above, which was shot and edited by BikeExchange/CyclingTips videographer Malcolm Bloedel.