Cycling for country on the Tour de Carmichael

Great effort by the Wangan and Jagalingou mob, Frontline Action on Coal & other Anti-Adani groups during the week of May Day celebrations. Please note that software used to promote the Tour De Carmichael [https://tourdecarmichael.wixsite.com/cycle/the-tour ] is designed in the colonial settler state of Israel. Effort should be made by the TdeC organisers to change their software (to Weebly?) because Wix is subject to the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions by Palestinian civil society.

We post this excellent report on the Tour de Carmichael by one of the organisers, Andy Paine.

Ian Curr,
The Big Ride for Palestine

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There was red dirt, blazing sun and road trains rumbling past; as over 100 cyclists gathered at the start of May for the Tour De Carmichael. Cars are pretty scarce there on the corner of the Gregory Highway and Moray-Carmichael Rd, let alone pushbikes. It was a long way from the average Sunday morning lycra-clothed cycle ride .

We were over 1000km north-west of Brisbane, 380 west of Mackay, and 85 from Adani’s Carmichael coal mine site – our planned destination. Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owner Coedie McAvoy initiated the tour as a way to get people up to this remote part of central Queensland, to experience his country and witness the destruction Adani is causing to it.

Plenty of people heeded the call, and so, after the immense logistical effort of getting over 100 people and their bikes to the startline, an excited crowd gathered – freshly attired in…

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