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Features

Juan Francisco Guillermo, killed while cycling around the world.
Wednesday, 25/02/15 - 0 comment(s)

The cycle touring community was deeply saddened this week to learn of the tragic death of around-the-world cyclists Juan Francisco Guillermo, who was struck by a vehicle while riding in Thailand. His death is a poignant reminder in the trust we place in the actions of others each time we embark on a bicycle journey. This trust, however, is perhaps one of the most endearing and addictive elements of cycle touring – discarding the habitually boxed-in conditioning of modern-day lifestyles and embracing freedom and discovery in a way that makes us vulnerable... + continue reading

Routes

Cycling across the rail trail bridge at Lake Eildon, Bonnie Doon, Victoria. Cycle Traveller
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Thursday, 29/01/15 - 0 comment(s)
We're gravel grinding along the start of the rail trail in Mansfield, making our way along a narrow corridor lined by spindly eucalypts that shoot up from the sidelines like a barrier between us... + continue reading

Trip Blog

Aboriginal art at Ubirr Rock, Kakadu. Cycle Traveller
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Tuesday, 10/02/15 - 1 comment(s)
It's a long ride through the centre of Australia, and it's also a long way between stops. Just as well that the scenery is spectacular. After cycling from Adelaide to Darwin on the inaugural Red... + continue reading

Gear

A cyclists riding a Trek 520 touring bicycle. Source: Trek. Cycle Traveller
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Monday, 16/02/15 - 1 comment(s)
It has been many years since the Trek 520 touring bike has been available in Australia, but the US-based company has this year responded to demand and resumed shipments to Australian retail... + continue reading

What's On

A cyclists at the MS Melbourne Ride in support of multiple sclerosis. Cycle Traveller
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Wednesday, 18/02/15 - 0 comment(s)
Now in its ninth year, thousands of cyclists will take to the streets in April to cycle for a cause in the MS Melbourne Cycle. The charity ride, which this year takes place on Sunday 19 April... + continue reading

Weekenders

Cycling around Lake Burly Griffin Canberra, Australia. Cycle Traveller
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Saturday, 03/01/15 - 0 comment(s)
As we cycled through Canberra the other week, we were reminded what a bicycle friendly place the nation's capital is. From the moment we entered the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) at the... + continue reading

Postcards

Arctic-Cycler goes dumpster diving in the dark streets of Adelaide. Cycle Traveller
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Wednesday, 04/02/15 - 0 comment(s)
‘Smell this,’ whispers Jeremy, his head and light peering through the dark into the open skip. ‘Bleach. Someone doesn’t want us to take this.’ The pile from the bakery, sitting in the skip... + continue reading