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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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Townsville Trails

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Often overlooked, Townsville has much to offer the off­-road rider, Sarah Down reveals. When it comes to holiday destinations, Queensland’s far-­north city of Townsville tends to be overshadowed by its more tourism-­focussed neighbour, Cairns. It also has a lesser reputation for mountain biking, with Smithfield Park—the home ground for the UCI Mountain World Cup events—gaining Cairns greater attention.
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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 2

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In this second part, Simon Vincett revisits his highlights of 2015 in the commuting–touring spectrum of bikes and riding.  Thanks for reading over the past year. What were your highlights? Following on from my colleague Iain Treloar’s list, this is my collection of the highlights of 2015, ranging from products to experiences and from articles to developments in the
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The Epic

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Jon Miller visits Mt Buller to ride the first IMBA Epic trail in the southern hemisphere. High country snow has melted but not a day too soon for the mountain bikers waiting for the Australian Alpine Epic to reopen. It’s a 40km flow masterpiece that descends 1,000 vertical metres from Mt Buller village into the surrounding valley
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Berms through the bush

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Tasmania has attracted adventurers from around the world for decades with its particular blend of wilderness and rugged beauty. Now the time has come for mountain bikers to get in on the natural spoils. Ben Clark takes us on a test ride through the newest singletracks in the island’s north­east. It seems with every picturesque
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The Italian job

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With centuries of history, quiet roads and testing climbs, cycling runs in the blood of Emilia Romagna. Words and photography Iain Treloar. Out my aeroplane window, jagged peaks stretch toward the sun, their heads poking through the cloud. Tiny villages nestle on the shores of lakes, or in Alpine valleys. Kilometres below me, a run
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Cycle Orange

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Orange, in New South Wales’ Central West region, is going mad for cycling. Local enthusiast and advocate David Waddell takes us on a tour of what’s on offer. Heaving myself out of the saddle to climb the last 50m stretch of the Pinnacle on a midday ride with mates I couldn’t help but reflect how
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