Solstice Explorer: Now THAT’S a proper Gravel Bike!

Don’t hate, but I went for a gravel ride. Yep. I indulged in some “grav-trav” or perhaps I “groaded” or whatever fancy term the cool kids of cycling are using this week. It was dirty and it was fun. I didn’t have one of those fancy carbon aerodynamic “gravel bikes” that the industry insists you…

Destination Tasmania: The Meehan Range

LATEST NEWS: The Meehan Range is getting a makeover from Dirt Art, the crew who built Maydena Bike Park! With a bunch of new trails, a cafe, hire bikes and an uplift service, it’s going to be exciting!  Just a short hop over the Tasman Bridge from Hobart, the Meehan Range is a favourite for…

Covid-19 has killed the club ride!

Well, it’s official. The Coronavirus has killed off the club ride. Okay so maybe that’s a slight overstatement, but it’s not far off the truth.  In a statement released earlier, Cycling Australia have recommended that; “all organised club activities that involve close contact be suspended.” The statement goes on to advise; “If riding two abreast,…

Are eBikes cheating? The (not so) endless debate!

Just the mention of eBikes is enough to get people raging. It’s cheating! It’s just not cycling! Get off the trails! Pedal harder, you slacker! Even with all this backlash, the past few years have seen an explosion in eBike sales. Sales of commuter eBikes, road eBikes and mountain eBikes all booming. There’s gotta be…

New Zealand!

Yo! April and I have just got back from an awesome road trip around the south island of New Zealand! Okay so we didn’t cycle tour. We hired a car for two weeks and soaked up just a small part of what the island had to offer and let me tell you – it’s a…

Never pass an opportunity to ride!

Recently, April and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. We booked a few nights at away Freycinet Lodge on Tasmania’s East Coast to relax and unwind (Tassie’s East Coast is purely sublime, you must visit). Being a very special occasion for the both of us, I opted to leave the bikes at home. Turns out…

Snoopy, cycling and living a full life

A fellow Tasmanian posted a quote on her website recently that resonated with me. Sharron is quite the cyclist and adventurer, clocking up serious mileage on the roads and also on Zwift (she’s the leading female Zwifter) as well as travelling the world. The quote was from Snoopy and simply read… Charlie Brown said to…

Kicking it with the fast bunch (Sally’s Ride 2018)

Last Sunday I headed north to take on the 100km Sally’s Ride. Many of the State’s strongest riders turn up to hammer this so I’d been doing a bit of secret training in preparation. I had one main goal; finish the lumpy course in under 3 hours 30 minutes elapsed time. Photo Credit: Michael Preece,…

Two years in Tasmania!

Has it really been that long already? Wow! It seriously only feels like yesterday, but on the 10th of May 2016 I stepped off the plane at Hobart Airport, collected my Bike Box Alan and walked out onto Tassie soil to started my new life on the other side of the planet. What a change…

CLC2018 Ride 7: Taking a trip to the North Coast

My seventh and final ride for this year’s CLC is actually a number of rides melded into one. There’s a reason for this though. I’ve been on holiday along the North Coast of Tasmania so took the opportunity to do a bit of exploring by bicycle. My wife April knows I get a bit moody…

Your local cycling club needs YOU!

I’ve just renewed my Woking Cycling Club membership for another year. I haven’t been in the UK for coming up on two years now and I have no idea when I’ll be back, but I’ll always be a Woking CC member. I’d buy lifetime membership if they offered it. From half a dozen guys meeting…