Pedal power is coming to town with Central West Bike Tours

Pedal power is coming to town with Central West Bike Tours

Central West Bike Tours hopes to show off the beauty of the Young district to hordes of touring cyclists.

The tour company, run by Nicole Maroney is running tours throughout the central west covering Parkes, Forbes, Cowra, Canowindra and now Young.

There are several options now available, including new tours in the Parkes, Young and Canowindra districts.

All of the relevant info about the tours is here

The next Young tour leaves Young on November 24.

The three day tour starts at Young and will cycle through Murrumburrah, Harden, Boorowa, and finish at Young.

"The roads are minor and gravel roads with low traffic, carefully selected for your peacefully enjoyment to take in the scenery and highlights of our region," Nicole said.

You can bring your own bike or hire an E-bike throughCentral West Tours.

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Young to Harden 36km, staying at Harden overnight.

0800 am, arrive at Young information Centre, for ride brief and preparation time and equipment check. Meet tour leader and group members before cycling to, Poppas Fudge Factory, Lambing Flat Museum and the Chinese Gardens prior to leaving Young and cycling along quiet country roads to Harden.

On August 30 1897, General James Kenneth Mackay took enrolments to the First Australian Horse at Harden-Murrumburrah, creating the First Australian Light Horse troop; his statue stands on the highway.

Harden has the statue of Bill the Bastard, the Great War horse. Harden also has a great honey shop with local produce and also a great museum on the highway at Murrumburrah.

Day 2: Harden to Boorowa 54km staying overnight at Boorowa

Boorowa has some really nice buildings, the Council Chambers, Court House and the St Patricks Roman Catholic Church.

The main Street has had a makeover keeping the heritage building in original colours and restoring them to their former glory.

The Superb Bakery has amazing coffee.

Settle into your hotel, meet the locals and enjoy the evening.

Day 3: Boorowa to Young 66km.

Today we make our way to the small town of Murringo and weave our way through the rolling hills and farmland back to Young.

Arriving in Young about 4pm.