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One to rule them all

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The Ring Road circumnavigating Iceland is oft nominated as the most spectacular – and testing – cycle tour in the world. Father and daughter, Ben and Anna Brady, relate the saga of their circuit.   The gusts of wind were so strong that I was riding on the right side of the road one minute
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Ebiking the outback

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Peter Foot meets a man who took on a seriously difficult ride, while towing a trampoline, and survived.    Cycle touring has grown in popularity in recent years, and at times it can seem that every bearded young man and his dog are pedalling through a remote part of the world and writing a blog
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James of the Jagungal

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How deep into the wilderness can you get and still be back at work on Monday? Very far indeed, finds James Garriock.    Any proper adventure has a low point, and this looked like it. Legs frozen and dripping after my seventh river crossing in less than three kilometres and craning my neck skywards to
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Goulburn gold

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The Dookie Rail Trail is a short trail that is perfect for families. Jason Watts is our guide. Way back in 1994, a little known punk band called Green Day released an album titled ‘Dookie’. One of the songs on the album was called ‘Welcome to paradise’. Now I’m not sure if Green Day have
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Hinterland bike heaven

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Aidan Kempster reveals a staggering swathe of riding in nature in the Great Forest on Melbourne’s doorstep. I’ve been staring at the stars so long I can feel the arms of the Milky Way rotating around me. A breeze is whispering through the trees and I wriggle further into my sleeping bag. I am floating
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Good beer and mountain bikes

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Peter Foot finds flow in Victoria’s high country – on the single track and in the breweries. Question: how would you like to go on a free brewery tour and mountain biking road trip? This was really asked of me, in my real life, on a Tuesday in winter at the Bicycle Network office in
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Island idyll

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Away from the beaten tourist-track, Sulawesi offers mountainous terrain, lush foliage and all the ingredients for an amazing cycling trip. Colin Freestone shares his experiences gained from 15 years exploring the island. Sulawesi, that spidery, mountainous Indonesian island just north of Bali, is superb for cycling.  It’s way off the beaten tourist tracks of Bali
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Blood, Brains and Bikes

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Giles Graham and Michael Haynes report on ‘Bloody Cyclists’ taking to the streets to raise money for neurological research. With Halloween as inspiration, Jason Fisk took the opportunity to bathe in blood and gore and raise some money for The Brain Foundation – an Australian charity dedicated to funding research into neurological disorders and brain
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Around the World by BMX

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Calum MacKintosh recounts a journey of incredible highs and crushing lows on an unlikely bike. Dear Mum and Dad, I know you are both busy with your lives so I’ll save you some time. The start of this article is pretty boring, and I’m almost positive that you’ll be asleep after the first couple of
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The world’s greatest bike adventures

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Have you got a bucket list of bike adventures? Simon Vincett compiled this haphazard collection of rides that have wheedled their way into his daydreams.  Like the best daydreams, these ride suggestions are not constrained by issues of access, logistics. Instead they are put forward for their promise of grand scenery, high adventure and fascinating encounters. It’s
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