Monday, 17 September 2012


On this ride you pass through the suburbs of Yeronga, Tennyson, Graceville, Chelmer, Indooroopilly, Ironside, St. Lucia, Dutton Park and Fairfield.  

Our intention was to leave our vehicle at the Park Road Station car park and then take the pathway to the Schonell Bridge, cycle through the grounds of the Queensland University and return to Park Road via the Jack Pesch Bridge spanning the Brisbane River between Indooroopilly and Chelmer. Unfortunately, the car park was full and the nearby streets had central parking restrictions necessitating in driving to the Yeronga Station car park and reversing the direction of the ride.

On leaving the station car park turn left on Fairfield Road and follow the path to King Arthur Terrace. Continue on past the Queensland Tennis Centre and over Oxley Creek to Simpson's Playground, Graceville.

Queensland Tennis Centre, Tennyson

Oxley Creek, Graceville

Brisbane River with Jack Pesch Bridge in background

Taken from the Jack Pesch Bridge

This trail is easy and relaxing as you follow the river though Chelmer to and across the Jack Pesch bridge to Indooroopilly. During the next section of the ride to Queensland University you will pass St. Peters Lutheran College on the right, continuing on past St. Lucia Golf Links and back to the river and onto the University campus.

September is the start of display after display of beautiful flowering trees in Brisbane.

Terminus Park Bougainvillea Gardens

St.Lucia Golf Links

For the last section, you have to cross back over the Brisbane River on the Eleanor Schonell Bridge, turning right on the shared path running along T J Doyle Memorial Drive and the Brisbane Corso. Continue on the pathway until you reach Anita Street. Ride along Anita Street which continues as Kadumba Street all of the way through to Fairfield Road where you turn right and follow the path to the Yeronga Rail Station.

Eleanor Schonell Bridge

Distance: Approx. 18km
Difficulty: Easy
Surface: Mainly sealed paths.

Enjoy the experience and safe cycling.

Jimmy Bee

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