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Bruce Ashley - Director The Environment Works Pty/Ltd

Bruce's background is as a qualified environmental scientist and recreation planner, having studied BSc (Forestry) at the Australian National University, Canberra, and Recreation Planning at Canberra University. He is also a qualified first aider, having current HLTAID003 certification, as well as previous experience in surf lifesaving and advanced resucitation. He has had over 20 years experience as a freelance environmental and bicycle planning consultant. His professional experience includes cycling consulting for New Caledonia Tourism South; assistance in developing the Austcycle cycling proficiency scheme; development of a mountain biking strategy for Brisbane City Council. He is a keen cycling advocate, and over a 25 year period has been involved in such issues as helping to gain the reinstatement of cycling on some of the wilderness management roads in Kosciuszko National Park, and the establishment of rail-trails. He has had many years back-country and remote areas cycle touring experience as well as being a regular cycle commuter in Sydney traffic. He has lead many social and touring rides over a 30 year period. He is the author and publisher of Bike-it! Sydney and author of Cycling Around Sydney and Cycling Around Canberra and also provides his own cartography and photography for his published work.

Bruce has had significant cycle touring experience in New Caledonia with over 30 tours in the county over a 15-year period, and is a reasonably proficient French speaker. In 2012, three other riders accompanied Bruce on a 400km exploratory ride from the west coast that included two mountain range crossings, exploration of a previously unused trail from one coast to the other. Since then Bruce has taken riders on group tours in 2013, 2016, and 2017. A summary map of Bruce's major rides can be seen at his New Caledonia Photo Gallery

The Environment Works Pty Ltd is an Australian-registered business, ABN 49 099 689 602 and has been operating since 2001.

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Sebastien Davignon is Director of Nautilus Tours, the premier sports and eco-based tour operator in New Caledonia. The firm was created in 2006. According to Sebastien, "the firm's staff have the competence and commitment to ensure you have a once in a lifetime experience in this amazing Pacific Island". The firm is certified by the New Caledonian government for the provision of transportation and inbound tourism operations.



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