Easy Bike Ride on the Mike Turtur Bikeway

The Mike Turtur Bikeway runs along the Glenelg Tramway from Glenelg to Adelaide. I started my ride from King William Road Unley and rode about 7.5 klms to Morphett Road at Morphetville and then returned back to Unley.

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Mike Turtur is a known cyclist in Adelaide, I first saw Mike Turtur race when I was a junior track cyclist in the late 70’s at Hansen Reserve Velodrome in Woodville. I had watched him on TV while he won a gold medal in the 4000 metre team pursuit at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He became a driving force behind Adelaide’s Tour Down Under. When I found  out about the pathway named after him, it was quickly added to my list of rides.

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At the time of riding the bikeway it was being improved, a new section of pathway leading up to Marion road from Beckman Street had just been laid and was still awaiting markings. The Bikeway changes sides as it follows the Tram Track, as you can see from the photos taken. As it was my first ride along the pathway today, a couple of times I was unsure of the direction of the path.

South Road is one of the busiest roads in Adelaide, fortunately negotiating the crossing of the road was easily done by using the same over pass that the tram uses, the tram needs a gentle climb which also benefits the cyclist.

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There were a few detours in the Goodwood area as there was a railway line upgrade in process, there were signs showing the detours, but sometimes I think I know better and go my own way, eventually I managed to get myself back on the right track.

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