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The leg eater

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Peter Thurling tackles a monster mountain biking circuit on the outskirts of Hobart. There is a mysterious creature lurking in the bushland in the Meehan Range on Hobart’s Eastern Shore. It’s not a Tasmanian Tiger but it is wild and it is attracting more and more people in search of adventure, adrenaline and fitness. It
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First Peaks

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Team Bicycle Network’s Stefan Magat explores his firsts as he heads into this year’s Peaks Challenge. 2015 is a year filled with a number of firsts for me as an official “ elite roadie” – though I must admit, my career has been a very average one up until now. This weekend, I’ll be taking
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Riverside retreat

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Nestled on the banks of the Murray River, surrounded by rolling vineyards and gourmet delights, Mildura is the perfect holiday destination to explore by bike, discovers Margot McGovern. Mildura, in my mind, has always been linked with lush vineyards, dried fruit and bike rides. My great-grandparents grew sultanas on a property just outside nearby Merbein
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Summertime in the Snowy Mountains

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Caroline Thurlow discovers the off-road delights of Australia’s heights.  I have been fascinated with the history and beauty of the Snowy Mountains since first catching a glimpse of the serene scenery as a girl watching the movie The Man from Snowy River. Until recently, however, I hadn’t really thought a lot about riding a bike
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Night rider

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A nocturnal trundle is a great way to escape the heat and discover a whole new side to the city in summer, finds Margot McGovern.  There’s a lot to enjoy about riding at any time of day—especially when the sun is out—but when the light disappears, the traffic thins and night owls begin their hooting, it
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Golden Trails

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The Goldfields Track is filled with historic scenery, beautiful rainforest and a treat or two for weary travellers finds Jon Miller. Immersing oneself in the gloriously warm waters of the spa at Hepburn Springs Bath House must be one of the best ways to finish a day’s ride. Especially if that ride is a stage
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RACV Great Vic finish: Healesville to Lilydale

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The final day of the 2014 RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride was a short 33km trundle into Lilydale and the ride finish festival. After nearly 500km of pedalling the riders weren’t even slightly phased by that meagre distance – that’s a short day in the saddle for these now-seasoned cyclists. Again it was to be
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Beach Road, Kinglake, Western Plains

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Jon Miller maps out three classic flat training rides that will help get you in shape for any season. Riding on long flat stretches helps you build up aerobic capacity, improve your speed, increase stamina, and develop your riding style and rhythm. Test yourself on these three classic flat training rides; you’ll find them an ideal
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Three gorge challenge

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Sydney’s three gorges loop offers testing climbs, thrilling descents and breathtaking scenery, finds Lauren Pevy. Sydney may not have the famed three peaks of the Victoria’s High Country to ride, but what it does have are three gorges offering up a challenge to those on two wheels. The three gorges loop has become one of
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Cycle touring the South Island of New Zealand

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Georgie Fyfe-Jamieson had long dreamed of touring the south island of New Zealand, and it didn’t disappoint. We woke up to beautiful birdsong and a rainbow, and when the clouds high up in the mountains started to clear, we could see fresh snow sprinkled on the peaks. It was the boost to the spirits that I
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