The things you see while driving in the Cape.
This is Peter Stuart, an Atherton man on a mission.
He’s riding all the way to the Tip of Cape York and for no particular reason.
“I’m doing it because I can,” he told Cape York Weekly just on the other side of Musgrave Roadhouse last week, heading towards Coen.
The 75-year-old said he had already ridden to the Tip, but did it in a convoy that had support vehicles carrying his gear.
“This time I’m doing it on my own and I’m loving it thus far,” he said with a smile.
Peter urged motorists travelling on the roads to slow down a little when they spot him to reduce dust and increase safety.
“So far, you’re the only one that has pulled over and said hello and had a chat,” he said.
“I’m going to head to Lockhart River and Iron Range and then come across Frenchman’s and head north.
“It’s not a hard ride; the road is pretty flat.”
This article appeared in Cape York Weekly, 24 May 2021.