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Wed
06
May
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Cycle QLD Adventure Tour heads to the Darling Downs

Cycle Queensland Darling Downs route map 2015. Cycle Traveller

Registrations are now open for Bicycle Queensland's 2015 Cycle Queensland Adventure Tour, which this year loops out of Toowoomba and through the archetypal farmslands of the Darling Downs. The nine-day fully supported bike tour follows quiet country roads through golden fields to towns including Allora, Warwick, Leyburn, Millmerran, Dalby and Goombungee.

Mon
27
Apr
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Last chance to join the 2015 Outback Odyssey in SA

Cycling the Mawson Trail, South Australia. Cycle Traveller

It's not too late to jump on board Bike SA's Outback Odyssey bike tour of the Mawson Trail, with a few spots remaining for the May 2015 ride. The 900km Mawson Trail is a stunning way to see some of Australia's great beauties – the Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound – as well as some of our best wine regions north of Adelaide.

Tue
07
Apr
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Bike Week to commemorate the ANZAC Cycling Corps

Australian Cycling Corps in Egypt. Source: Australian War Memorial. Cycle Traveller

The bikes they rode were heavy, real heavy, and mostly single speed with a fixed hub. Over the hills and through the mud, the ANZACs pedalled, carrying their loaded packs on their backs, and a rifle too. The year was 1917 and, following the successful surge at Messines, Belgium, the Australian and New Zealand Cycling Corps advanced along the Western Front to Passchendale, joining one of the bloodiest battles of World War I.

Wed
11
Mar
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Ride the annual Sydney to Surfers bike tour

Cyclists on the 2014 Sydney to Surfers Paradise charity bike ride. Cycle Traveller

The popular Sydney to Surfers charity bike ride is back for another year, giving riders the chance to pedal the east coast of Australia as part of a fully supported group while raising funds for a great cause. The 828km bike tour is organised by Engadine Rotary Club to raise funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets. Youth Off The Streets provides support for young Australians struggling with homelessness and drug addiction, helping them to turn their lives around.

Wed
18
Feb
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Ninth MS Melbourne Ride takes to the streets in April

A cyclists at the MS Melbourne Ride in support of multiple sclerosis. Cycle Traveller

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 2015, is a fun, non-competitive event open to all cyclists, whether your a family on bikes or a lycra-clad road warrior. The event aims to raise $750,000 to support those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Wed
28
Jan
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Stunning scenery frames Sydney to Hobart ride

Cyclists ride along the Great Ocean Road on the 2014 Variety Cycle. Cycle Traveller

The Variety Cycle is back in 2015 with this year's epic charity ride spanning a stunning route from Sydney to Hobart via Melbourne. From the heights of the Snowy Mountains to the sweeping Tasmanian east coast, the scenery is set to inspire cyclists as they make their way south on the gruelling 2,200km ride. The fully-supported bike tour, which is a key fundraiser for the children's charity Variety, will provide riders with a new experience following last year's adventure from Sydney to Uluru via the Great Ocean Road.

Mon
17
Nov
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National Museum's cycling exhibit hits the road

Exhibits from the Museum of Australia's Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia exhibit. Cycle Traveller

An exhibition centering on Australia's long and diverse cycling history is set to launch in Brisbane later this month. Developed by the National Museum as part of its Cycling in Australia project, the exhibition – Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia – will draw upon objects and stories from the National Historical Collection. "The exhibition is an exploration of the rich, deep and diverse history of cycling in this country," Dr Daniel Oakman, senior curator at the People and the Environment National Museum of Australia, told Cycle Traveller.

Mon
20
Oct
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Registrations open for the Cambodian Cycle Challenge

The 2015 Cambodian Cycle Challenge in support of SeeBeyondBorders. Cycle Traveller

Registrations are now open for the 2015 Cambodian Cycle Challenge, which takes riders from the capital city through ancient temples and the relaxed vibes of the coastal communities – all while raising funds to support child education. “Join us on this experience of a lifetime,” says Bruce Robertson of Cycle Tours Global, who will leading this year's ride. “You will encounter the many diverse faces and scenes of Cambodia and gain a true insight into the relevance of education and the work of SeeBeyondBorders as you visit schools and communities beyond the tourist trails.”

Mon
08
Sep
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Fourth annual Sydney Rides Festival "bigger and better"

Sydney Rides Festival to light up the night. Cycle Traveller

The Sydney Rides Festival continues to grow in 2014, with over 20 events planned including a new illuminated night ride with views of Sydney Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens. “With bigger and better events planned this year, Sydney Rides continues to grow into one of Sydney's best annual festivals,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore of the event which is now entering its fourth year.

Sat
02
Aug
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Registrations now open for 2014 Ride2Work Day

Cyclists riding folding bicycles. Cycle Traveller. Wiki Commons

More than half of new cyclists who participated in Bicycle Network's Ride2Work day continued to cycle to work at least once a week 12 months later, new data reveals. "Riders tell us that the Ride2Work program has a significant and positive impact on developing a regular habit of commuting by bike – and this survey proves it," said Tess Allaway, general manager of Behaviour Change at Bicycle Network. Conducted annually, a national survey of Ride2Work participants found that in the first year of the program, 60% of new riders were still commuting by bike at least once a week.

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