Here is the letter:
Just wondering if there’s been any thought about getting bike boxes as people finish stages. In my case, I’ll be looking for a bike box to fly back from Broome. I’ll have a bike box when I arrive in Melbourne which someone else is welcome to use when they leave Melbourne – either at the end of the ride, or to join one of the stages. What would be ideal is if someone Melbourne who’s joining the ride in Broome could use my box so I can use it from Broome to home!
Alternatively, any thoughts on obtaining a bike box in Broome would be appreciated (My bike has a big standard frame and is difficult to pack into a bike box typically available from bike shops - an ‘airline’ full size box is good (140cm long x 80cm high x 30cm wide) – or a bike box from a cycling organisation (eg. Bicycle Vic, or Bicycle Qld) that organise bike transport for tour events).
Would you think about shipping (new?) bike boxes to ride departure points (stage ends) for people leaving the ride at the stage points (with cost to be paid by riders using the ‘service’)?
Riders who are interested in these suggestions can let us know and we will see how we can organise this.