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Burmese Days

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Nat Earl launches into cycle touring with a comprehensive exploration of exotic Myanmar. In 2015 there are not many places in that have retained the aura that Myanmar has. Dotted with temples, one of the largest networks of rivers in the world, a mountain range almost as long as the Great Dividing Range but three times
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Peaks Challenge Gold Coast 2015

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Nearly 1,000 riders from across Australia enjoyed perfect conditions for the first Peaks Challenge Gold Coast. In near-perfect conditions, the pristine, sub-tropical rainforests of the Gold Coast hinterland proved the ultimate test for riders in Bicycle Network’s and Bicycle Queensland’s first Peaks Challenge Gold Coast. Despite frosty conditions, nearly 1,000 riders rolled up to the
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Photo by Ian Clarke

Lilydale Warburton Rail Trail

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This idyllic rail trail in the beautiful Yarra Valley is an ideal site for an annual clan gathering, as Andi Clarke relates. Family traditions come in many shapes and sizes and one of the most enduring in our family is our annual ‘Warbie Bike Ride’. Now in its 13th year, the ride started with my
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Explore the foreshore

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Peter Thurling takes the family for a spin on Hobart’s new Clarence Foreshore Trail. The ship the Beagle carried naturalist Charles Darwin to Hobart in 1836. While in town he explored the eastern shore of the Derwent as a likely location to discover new species of plants and animals along the foreshore and in the
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Desert dreaming

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Euan Pennington takes us behind the scenes of a quintessentially Australian off-road challenge. “There’s a corrugated highway leading north from Port Augusta lined with battered cars that didn’t rate a tow, Salt plains out of Pimba, and your eyes begin to stream…” The song was circling my head, because we really were north of Port
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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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