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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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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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Beach-bound by bike

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The beach beckons in New Zealand’s sunniest corner. Alex Crisp packed up the family to ride the new trail to get there. Kids love adventures. Rio and Mia buzzed with excitement as we loaded our bikes and donned helmets to explore the Great Taste Trail. We planned to ride 69km along the coastal section of
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Australia’s top 25 scenic bike rides

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From the coast to the mountains, Margot McGovern seeks the nation’s top routes for picturesque pedalling.  Australia is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and diverse landscapes: sunbaked ochre desert, lush tropical rainforest, snowcapped alpine ranges and pristine coastline. Our diverse native flora and fauna makes Australia unlike any other place in the
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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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Cycling New Caledonia

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What started out as a quest for an elusive fish has turned into an annual two-wheeled odyssey. Cycling author Bruce Ashley reports on a decade of reconnaissance of a largely unknown but close-by Pacific neighbour. Being a bit of an outdoorsy person and a fishing tragic, an article in Aussie flyfishing mag extolling the virtues
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Where the wind takes him

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By bicycle, sailboat and paraglider around the world: Simon Vincett talks with a French man who has made his boyhood dream a reality. At 15, Olivier Peyre, read a book of two men who travelled around the world by bicycle. The idea captivated him, and just knowing it was possible convinced him that he would
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Island hopping on two wheels

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Arlen Keen goes island hopping on Japan’s Shimanami Kaido bike route. The ‘Shimanami Kaido’ or ‘Sea Route’ is an impressive feat of engineering—a 60km islandhopping expressway opened in 1999 to link the main Japanese islands of Honshu and Shikoku by road. The expressway bounces across half a dozen tiny islands in the Seto Inland Sea, thanks to a series of architecturally diverse suspension bridges.
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Meander Valley touring

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Podcast-narrated rides take visitors to the treats of this Tasmanian region, finds Jon Miller. The Meander Valley municipality in Northern Tasmania stretches eastwards from Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park to Prospect Vale, just south-west of Launceston. The impressive escarpment of the Great Western Tiers lies to the south. To the north is
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