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The Old Beechy

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With a deadline for dinner drawing them on, Peter Foot recounts a beguiling journey through a surprising landscape. Mouldy carpet and body spray. I pull open the door and it hits me—full-bodied, tangy, evocative. It is the smell of the end carriage of a V/Line train. The smell of a thousand trips into the countryside.
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Riding the trails

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Just in time for some easy day-touring in the glorious conditions of autumn, Karen Graham suggests some of her favourite rail trails. We were lazing at a train station on a brisk autumn morning when a bike rider approached us. He slowed momentarily to say, “I have it on good authority that the train won’t
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Roll among the vines

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Margot McGovern discovers three fantastic rides in beautiful wine regions. A  leisurely bike ride in a lovely setting is an ideal way to share time with that special someone or catch up with friends you haven’t seen for a while. Add some great food, spectacular vineyard vistas and a sampling of some of Australia’s best wine and beer and you’re set for
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