Pedal your wares at Homebush Bay

Tour de France this ain't. But a 25.7km jaunt around Homebush Bay is one of Sydney's best car-free cycles and offers a serene, almost zen view of the city. If you don't believe me, take a look. Hot tip: don't attempt this on Saturdays! Kids sport on ovals nearby make it a contact sport!  ... Continue Reading →

Cycle Bangkok; yes really!

I admit, cycling Bangkok is not everyone's first thought when planning a trip to this teeming, screaming necropolis. But there are worse things to do, for example, shopping! Actually organised cycling trips of Bangkok are a fantastic way to see this city up close and personal. Cycling tours take you beyond the main thoroughfare and into... Continue Reading →

Tour de Sydney Olympic Park

Cycling can be a drag: put bike on car, find a park, dodge traffic and other cyclists. And then it rains. But enter Sydney Olympic Park. On a fine day weekday, with almost no other cyclists or walkers, plenty of parks and a completely road-free experience, this 24km jaunt was pure joy. I haven't done this loop... Continue Reading →

Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

In terms of rail trails, Victoria has it all over the rest of the country. My personal fave is the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail. Why? It's easy! And has wonderful alpine scenery. Plus there's wineries on the way. At 116km it runs from Bright in the Victorian Alps to Wangaratta. This sealed track... Continue Reading →

Hauraki Rail Trail

Recently when I was in Kiwiland, I came across the Hauraki Rail Trail. You have to hand it to those Kiwis. While we are still arguing about helmets, they are getting in and putting infrastructure in place to make the most of their beautiful country. The Hauraki Rail Trail is part of the National Cycle Trail... Continue Reading →

Cycle Kurnell

  Has anyone cycled around The Shire? The other day I cycled from Gymea to Kurnell. The Shire is not my normal hood, but a friend suggested this ride as it is flat, mostly bikepaths, around 30km and had the promise of a cafe in the middle. She got me at cafe! Everything she said... Continue Reading →

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