Tour de Fife

This ride was originally supposed to be “Around the Forth”, following the route along the north and then crossing the forth at the Clackmannanshire Bridge. Except I missed the turn, and with phone running low, decided to take the route along the north shore of the forth. In the end it was an okay results,…

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Cycling in Edinburgh

For details on the rides below see my Strava. Edinburgh has a surprisingly good cycling network for such an old city covered in cobblestones and steep hills. It is possible to pretty much circumnavigate the city centre entirely on shared pedestrian/cycling paths. The city has managed this by re-purposing a bunch of disused railways (much…

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Melburn-Roobaix 2013

The Melburn-Roobaix is Australia’s answer to the equally prestigious and ridiculous Paris-Roubaix, a one day road(ish) bike race in France. What makes the race notable is that the sealed road sections are separated by sections of cobblestones, which riders must race just as fast across. You can see the transition from one of the sections…

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57.2km Newtown to Fairfield via Orphan School Creek

This ride came about through wanting to join two of Sydney’s biggest stretches of green cycleway. These follow Cooks River and Georges River through the western suburbs of Sydney. Between the two¬† is a suburban nightmare for cyclists – the rolling hills and unfriendly roads of Canterbury. Short of taking a train there is no…

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Newtown to Blacktown via Prospect Resevoir 50.5km

I’d been wanting to do this ride for a little while, and in fact attempted an alternative route a few months ago, but abandoned the mission when I reached the 59km mark due to fading light and lack of a headlamp. This time I took a more direct path. Or at least I had intended…

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Newtown – Bankstown via M5 (40.4km)

Sometimes you look on the cycle maps and see a big long stretch of green, which denotes a dedicated cycle path, and think – I have to do this! What can possibly go wrong! The M5 Linear Park Cycleway was one such section green. 12kms of dedicated path is fairly rare in Sydney. So I…

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