The annual ‘Great Tour De Deni’ bike ride has reached Deniliquin again, with riders coming from Victoria and the local area.TYLA HARRINGTON January 8, 2013 6:12am
Mal McRae, Clayton Davis, Gary Stevens, Ben Commandeur, Mike Pipe, Yoshy Commandeur, Craig Morley, Trent Cassidy and Nathan Morley.
Deniliquin might have been preparing for its heat wave last week, but it didn’t stop the annual ‘Great Tour De Deni’ bike ride from going ahead.
A group of 10 Melbourne people travelled to Deniliquin for the traditional summer ‘pub crawl’ for its 30th anniversary. The strangest thing is, however, their transportation — bicycles.
And they’re not just any bicycles, some are ‘double-deckers’ while others are dubbed ‘ute’ bikes.
The tour was started by just two people in 1983, and each year the ‘crazy bike riders’ take part in two rides around Deniliquin — one in January and one in July.
The home-made push bikes cart the men around to every pub in Deniliquin.
What happens if a pub shuts down? They pay another pub a second visit of course!
The founder of the club, Yoshy Commandeur, travelled all the way from Queensland this year.
Yoshy’s brother Ben Commandeur said the group will celebrate their 30th anniversary in July, when more riders will join them.
‘‘There’s been hours and hours of panel beating spent on the bikes,’’ he said.
‘‘It (Deniliquin) is a friendly and welcoming town. We’ve never had any trouble — that says something.’’
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