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Tour de France 2016 preview

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There’s nothing quite like the Tour de France. Iain Treloar runs you through the route, the riders and the romance of this iconic event. The Tour de France is a daily drama with an entire nation its stage, and a transfixed global audience. Now in its 103rd year, this venerable race has seen it all:
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Into the heart of Australia

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From the city to the deep outback, the Mawson Trail is a unique Australian bike ride. Leon Hill makes the tough journey on the Outback Odyssey event. There are some experiences that are unmistakably Australian—climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, gazing on Uluru at first light and cycling the Outback Odyssey. While the latter mightn’t be
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Campus to countryside

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The Ipswich 100 is an annual community ride with less bustle and more scenery, writes 2015 participant Scott Charlton. After a very early alarm, it proved to be an easy 40 minute drive west from Brisbane to the start of the Ipswich100 cycling event. Friendly marshals waving torches to direct participants into the car park at the University
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Handcycles and hills

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Hayden Thomson hears from two riders who proved—by handcycling through Laos— that disability doesn’t limit your ability to take on a challenge and inspire. After training for six months, Alex Gale‐Grime was well and truly prepared for the long ride ahead. After all, she had previously ridden CyclePower charity challenges in both Fiji and Thailand,
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The making of a randonneur

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In the world of long distance riding, the Audax club challenges the bold to be bolder still. Sarah Chaplin tells her story of taking on her biggest challenge. The Great Southern Randonnée (GSR) is a 1,200km event that’s held every four years in Victoria’s south­west and is one of Australia’s great Audax long distance rides. It begins
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Rides calendar 2016

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Fast or slow, lycra or no, there should be a bike event here for you. Compiled by Simon Vincett. Browse by type here or by month in the list below. Leave your suggestions in the comments at the end. Something to train for: Around the Bay, Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge, Newcrest Orange Challenge, MS
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Ride On’s best of 2015 – part I

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In this first part, Iain Treloar provides his highlights of 2015 in the world of bikes.  Just as we did in 2013, we’re taking a moment to cast our minds back and assess the best products and experiences Ride On came across in 2015. We’ve covered some ground in this time, with extended tests of over 25
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Night rider

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Swapping the sunshine for the cooler and calmer environment of the night offers relief, challenge and fun for all types of bike riders. Sarah Down catches some nocturnal action. Bike riding after sundown, on the whole, is more often viewed as an unfavourable by‐product of winter’s shorter days. For those in the southern states, it
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Saturday 6th June 2015. Trois Etapes Giro 2015. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield)

Hamish Blake Interview

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Australian comedian, actor and Gold Logie winner, Hamish Blake, has set himself the task of conquering one of Australia’s toughest bike rides, Peaks Challenge Falls Creek, all in the name of charity. Ahead of the ride, Hamish shares his journey into the world of road riding with Ride On. RO: Have you always been a
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