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AHighlands resident for the past 14 years,
businessman and adventurer Huw
Kingston has certainly made his mark in
the community he now calls home.
The Bundanoon man was the instigator and a
driving force behind 'Bundy on Tap' making the
village Australia's rst bottled water free town.
He also established the Highland Fling mountain
bike marathon in 2005, an event that has become the
largest sporting event in the Southern Highlands and
a sought after Australian cycling event.
Ski touring, kayaking, mountain biking and hiking
have been a life-long passion of this seasoned
outdoor adventure seeker.
In addition Huw has travelled the world
leading other adventure seekers through his business
Huw said he had never intended to stay in any one
place for too long, but after moving to Bundanoon
"I couldn't nd a reason to leave".
"My business partner at the time, Warren McLaren
and I were both looking for somewhere to lay the
boxes- a base where we could leave our possessions
while we travelled for our work," he said.
"I was considering the Blue Mountains, but he
suggested the Southern Highlands.
"I came to Bundanoon and bought the rst house I'd
ever looked at in my life. It was just like I was buying a
loaf of bread -- simple." That was in 1995, but Huw still
proudly calls Bundanoon home and further a rmed
his place in the community with the purchase of
Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe last year.
Huw said that "a lot of thought didn't really go
into Bundanoon becoming a home-base" as he
continued to travel extensively during his rst years
in the area.
However he said things changed as he got to
know people and became more involved in the
Huw said he had conducted adventure and cycling
events around Australia but had always been keen to
establish an event in the Southern Highlands.
"I recognised the Highlands as a great setting, it just
needed its outdoor opportunities to be highlighted,"
In full swing for Fling > Huw Kingston
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