City2City was a series of seven journeys totalling over 25000km that Huw Kingston completed between Australian capital cities. The idea was to follow the wildest, most remote routes and using only human powered transport - mountain biking, ski touring, walking, sea and river kayaking. A celebration of the outdoor environment in Australia. Huw's paddle into Hobart on 21 May 2004 completed the project.
- The first journey from Melbourne2Sydney (August-October 1997) covered 1500km in 52 days.
- The second journey from Melbourne2Adelaide (October-November 1998) covered 1940km in 45 days.
- The third journey from Brisbane2Darwin (June-October 1999) covered 5800km in 105 days.
- The fourth journey from Sydney2Brisbane (May-July 2000) covered 1850km in 49 days.
- The fifth journey from Perth2Adelaide (March-July 2001) covered 6030km in 111 days.
- The sixth journey from Perth2Darwin (April-July 2003) covered 6300km in 112 days.
- The seventh and final journey from Melbourne2Hobart (March-May 2004) covered 1576km in 69 days.
In the end City2City covered 24,986km in 543 days. Of this 19,051km in 238 days was on the mountain bike, 3,749km in 145 days was in the kayak, 1,807km in 119 days was on foot and 380km in 28 days was on ski. I guess the balance of days must have been lazing around somewhere!
Dictionary of City2City Idioms
With thanks to my good mate and occasional City2City companion Warren McLaren