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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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Breaking point

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Iain Treloar tackles Taiwan’s—and maybe the world’s—toughest climb. It comes back to me like a fever-dream, half-remembered glimpses of an experience surreal and intense. It goes like this: we’re a motley crew of cycling media and pro cyclists and we’re cooped up in an aging hotel on the outskirts of Hualien. The lobby echoes with
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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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RACV Great Vic Day 4: Bright to Moyhu

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    North East Victoria is known for its changeable weather, and we had a little bit of everything yesterday. Not long after yesterday’s update, the rain rolled in; at first a welcoming pitter-patter, but then angry blue clouds rolling over Mt Buffalo brought a heavy downpour and coin-sized hailstones. Those already in camp took
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RACV Great Vic Day 3: Yackandandah to Bright

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Our intrepid adventurers were glad to get some relief from the scorching sun last night, settling into our beautiful campsite nestled among trees and hills in the valley. Having set up camp, Yackandandah was thronged with riders – some discovering the local pool, others seeking shade in the beer gardens of the town’s two pubs
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RACV Great Vic Day 1: Albury

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  A cloudy morning turned into a perfect sunny afternoon as 3,800 riders and more than 300 volunteers and staff arrived at their first campsite in Albury, NSW, for the 31st RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride. Tomorrow we cross the Victorian border and begin our 520km journey through the High Country, stopping along the way
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All hail the bicycle!

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The outdoor playground that is North East Victoria is launching a  three-week, region-wide collection of events for bike riders. Jon Miller previewed a sample of the events on offer. Whether you’re a riding family, a foodie that cycles, a roadie or a mountain biker you probably already know that North East Victoria is a fabulous holiday
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Gourmet riding in Rutherglen

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Victoria’s High Country has offerings to please every palate, discovers Jon Miller. If you’re one of those people who packs your bike away over winter, perhaps you should think again. Maybe the warming qualities of one of Rutherglen’s legendary tawnys or muscats will tempt you to get out and ride this winter. If this doesn’t do it, perhaps the thought of
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Bike touring basics

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Jon Miller covers the basics of bike touring. Away from the hustle and bustle of cities, bike touring is a unique style of getaway – an adventure on wheels to interesting places, and can be as easy or as challenging as you choose. Touring can take you through a huge variety of landscapes and experiences, from tough mountain climbs and
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