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One to rule them all

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The Ring Road circumnavigating Iceland is oft nominated as the most spectacular – and testing – cycle tour in the world. Father and daughter, Ben and Anna Brady, relate the saga of their circuit.   The gusts of wind were so strong that I was riding on the right side of the road one minute
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Ebiking the outback

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Peter Foot meets a man who took on a seriously difficult ride, while towing a trampoline, and survived.    Cycle touring has grown in popularity in recent years, and at times it can seem that every bearded young man and his dog are pedalling through a remote part of the world and writing a blog
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James of the Jagungal

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How deep into the wilderness can you get and still be back at work on Monday? Very far indeed, finds James Garriock.    Any proper adventure has a low point, and this looked like it. Legs frozen and dripping after my seventh river crossing in less than three kilometres and craning my neck skywards to
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Hinterland bike heaven

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Aidan Kempster reveals a staggering swathe of riding in nature in the Great Forest on Melbourne’s doorstep. I’ve been staring at the stars so long I can feel the arms of the Milky Way rotating around me. A breeze is whispering through the trees and I wriggle further into my sleeping bag. I am floating
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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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Apidura bikepacking bags review

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Road Frame Pack $150–$175 Top Tube Pack $65–$90 ‘Bikepacking’ is a new thing. Or rather, it’s a new name for a thing that people have been doing as long as bikes have been used for transport. It’s the current term for strapping your luggage onto your bike to carry it. The key distinction with bikepacking
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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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