|I am writing to you from Waddananggu, where we have occupied Wangan and Jagalingou homelands for over 6 months now, opposite the Adani/Bravus Carmichael mine pit. |
I am inviting you to join me on my homelands for the Annual Tour De Carmichael – Cycle for Country on Wangan and Jagalingou land from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of May 2022.
Tour De Carmichael is not a protest but a guided cultural tour on pushbikes.
Come learn about significant sites and how they relate to Wangan & Jagalingou people. We will be holding cultural workshops at different campsites at the end of each day.
Tour De Carmichael – Cycle for Country
WHAT: 5-day, 90km guided cycle tour led by me, Coedie, son of Adrian Burragubba, to learn about Wangan and Jagalingou culture and see what’s at risk from Adani’s destructive mega coal mine. The tour is family friendly and is working with Queensland Police Service to provide a safe environment. We will have support vehicles driving behind that can carry water, food and camping gear.
WHEN: Monday 23rd May – Friday 27th May 2022.
WHERE: Wangan and Jagalingou country in central Queensland. The bike ride begins at the corner of the Gregory Highway and Elgin Moray Road, with the finish line being the Waddananggu ceremony opposite the Adani Carmichael mine pit. We will be stopping at different camps along the way to break up the Tour.
For the folks that participated last year, the Tour will run a bit differently this time – as we are still occupying land at Waddananggu, it makes sense to end the Tour here!
We’ll have plenty of fun along the way, including optional bike races from camp to camp. If you’re not up for racing, you can stay with the main pack, ride slow and have meaningful chats with people.
|Everyone is more than welcome to come, even if you can’t ride. There are plenty of volunteer support roles!|
Last year we had over 100 bike riders for the Tour de Carmichael 2021. Let’s see if we can make it even bigger this year!
I hope to see you all soon on my homelands.Waddamuli Coedie McAvoy
P.S. Head to the website to learn more and secure your spot on the Tour.
|Learn about Wangan and Jagalingou sacred sites and stories with stops along the way|
|The cycle is on public roads, riding roughly 20-25km a day on flat roads. There are also ways to join in a support role if you aren’t keen to cycle.|