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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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Riding the Road of Bones

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Ro Privett recounts his epic adventure on Siberia’s Kolyma Highway through Far East Russia—otherwise known as the ‘Road of bones’. “You will definitely meet bears,” remarked our drunken Russian guide. After a pause and a reflective look away, he followed up, in a concerned voice, “I hope you escape”. Needless to say, the three of
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Wrong side of the Track

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Getting caught in a flood was the last thing Peter Foot expected when he cycled South Australia’s Oodnadatta Track. The man is regarding us as if we are slightly deranged. “You’re mad,” he says flatly, as if it were an unequivocal truth. I try to think of a witty riposte. “Tell us something we don’t
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Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold trails

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If you like your bicycle tours to be mostly downhill, pass through staggeringly remote landscapes and contain a compulsory jet-boat ride, Leon Hill has the ride for you. The Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold trails, located in the stunning Otago region of New Zealand, are two of New Zealand’s newest cycle trails. They follow the
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A Weekend Away on Two Wheels

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Not just for A to B, Damian Antonio can show you how to use your bike to go from A to B to C, spend the night at D, have lunch at E and then cycle back to A. Tip, you’re going to need more than your bike pump and a banana. Cycling is a fantastic
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I reckon I could do it!

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With the 2016 edition of Around the Bay just over the horizon, here’s the not-at-all-exaggerated, true story of 16-year-old Sarah Maloney‘s words coming back to haunt her on Around the Bay 2015.  Oh great, now it’s hailing! Typical Melbourne weather is far from appreciated at this point in time, so you can stop with the hail, no more constant
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