Training for nothing – a cycling holiday in Sardinia
Feb16

Training for nothing – a cycling holiday in Sardinia

The ‘Summer of Cycling’ has come and gone and while the days are still warm, they are getting shorter in Australia. And so, for some lucky riders, it’s that time of the year when planning for “the next holiday” begins. In the current issue of RIDE Cycling Review – #74, volume 4 of 2016 (on sale now) – there’s a wealth of reading about all manner of cycling. On story relates to the notion of “training… for nothing”. It’s a story...

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Switzerland: discover yourself
Jul29

Switzerland: discover yourself

In every issue of RIDE Cycling Review we explore different riding locations. The Tour de France’s recent visit to Switzerland was an ideal way to showcase some of the wonderful roads that this landlocked country has to offer… but stages 16 and 17 only covered a tiny portion of the idyllic Swiss countryside. Alain Rumpf has lived in Switzerland all his life and he’s thoroughly explored his country by bike over the...

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RIDE #69 Caffeine Culture: Emilia-Romagna, Italy
May17

RIDE #69 Caffeine Culture: Emilia-Romagna, Italy

The locals of the northern Italian region Emilia-Romagna are said to have one of the highest qualities of life of any people in Europe. It is a wonderland on and off the bike…   “The people want you to go home with a big smile – it’s in their DNA,” says cycling ambassador for Emilia-Romagna, Fred Morini. With a great climate, superb cuisine and magnificent stretches of road for a range of cycling desires, Emilia-Romagna is a...

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RIDE #68 Caffeine Culture: England and Scotland
Aug26

RIDE #68 Caffeine Culture: England and Scotland

In the 53rd instalment of Caffeine Culture, John Deering takes us to England’s Lake District (with a side visit, while in the UK, to the secret highlands of Scotland).     England’s true mountain range   – By John Deering   Lakeland is better known for the delights it holds for walkers and climbers than cyclists. If you’re visiting for a few days or more, bring your boots to make the most of your stay....

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RIDE #67 Caffeine Culture: A Turn Around the Lake
Mar26

RIDE #67 Caffeine Culture: A Turn Around the Lake

Lake Taupo is legend. It’s a large freshwater lake. The crater of an incredibly powerful volcanic eruption. Crystalline waters more than 150 metres deep. And the sparkling centrepiece of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. We take you on a journey to Aotearoa – the Land of the Long White Cloud – and the beautiful Taupo region of the North Island, where cycling opportunities abound.   Huka Falls from the lookout on the Thermal...

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RIDE #66 Caffeine Culture – Top of the heap
Dec18

RIDE #66 Caffeine Culture – Top of the heap

River Road River Road is essentially New York’s equivalent to Sydney’s La Perouse, Melbourne’s Beach Road or Adelaide’s Outer Harbour. Only a few hundred metres from the bustling Palisades Parkway, it is a surprisingly quiet road and rolls for 10 to 15 kilometers before rising to a finish. Piermont and Nyack Ride Some riders turn back after the ranger station that marks the end of River Road, usually returning home for family...

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