Bikes on Trains in Europe – Leaders Lowdown – Richard Kelly

Example Issues re Bikes on Trains in Europe It’s not always as easy to take bikes on European trains as some people and some websites say!  Here are some examples … 1. Innsbruck to Verona Our small group needed to catch a key train from Innsbruck, Austria to Verona, Italy, with unboxed bikes.  More than a month in advance, Chris … Read More

The start of the mid-week rides – Leaders Lowdown – Gerrit Hagen

The start of the mid week rides I happened to run into a small group of cyclists who were riding on a Wednesday, this was run by Bob Chambers through BikeNorth.  Leigh Gibbons took over with Tuesday rides on a regular basis, this was not done through BikeNorth and was run as a mates’ ride.  A number of riders took … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – Portugal Camino – Brian Lynne

It seemed like a good idea for four of us to ride the Camino trail from Lisbon in Portugal to Santiago, Spain. The other three had ridden overseas before and the presentation from U Tracks seemed to indicate it would be a good scenic ride of 634km over 14 riding days with two additional rest days. Hired mountain bikes, luggage … Read More

The Great Allegany Passage (GAP) Trail

The Great Allegany Passage (GAP) Trail: Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA One trail that regularly gets mentioned in the ‘best of’ cycling trails in the US is the Great Allegany Passage through western Pennsylvania. So to coincide with some other travel in north eastern US, it wasn’t hard to put it on my ‘to-do list’ and convince a couple of … Read More

Leaders Lowdown – Clare Classic – Greg Boyd

Ride Report – April 2018 Time for a road trip, the Clare Valley, South Australia and more specifically the Clare Classic (160Km) was beckoning and with a few detours and some sightseeing resulted in approx 4000km of travel. First planned stop was Tour de Cowra Easter weekend, but only managed to make the last day and as it was bike … Read More

POSTCARD FROM SINGAPORE – Leaders Lowdown – Justin Holmwood

All Bike North members love to travel by bike wherever they can, either at home or abroad, and are well aware of the usefulness of the bicycle as a means of transport as indeed are many, many millions of people around the world. Notwithstanding its undeniable sophistication as one of the most modern global cities, even here in Singapore where … Read More

Leaders Lowdown – Orange Newcrest Ride Report by Greg Boyd

Ride Report 2018 Earlier in the week I gave the bike a quick clean and check over.  I started to pick out the Umpteen little bits of glass in both tyres and then remembering doing the same thing some 3,000 km ago prior to L’Etape and just deciding to toss on some new tyres. So a new set of tyres fitted … Read More

Leaders Lowdown – Mountain Biking Around Sydney – Marjorie Au

Some people think when they hear the words “mountain biking” that it’s all about bush bashing and full-faced helmets and crashing down steep rocky narrow paths, but it can also be about just enjoying the amazing quiet & natural beauty of the Australian bush on a bicycle. Yes, the ground is not paved in asphalt or concrete; so yes, there … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – Malaga (Spain) by Tony Stanley

Way of life for living in the “city”: Malaga is a popular tourist city in the south of Spain that sits on the Mediterranean. It is mainly inhabited by university students (there is a technical university there) and English retiree tourists (I’m sure there are others but that’s what it feels like to me). Most of Malaga is flat along … Read More

Leader’s Lowdown – Budapest by Tony Stanley

Way of life for living in the “city” Budapest is a relatively large city split in half by the Danube river. It’s population is about 1.8 million. It is primarily split into the “Pest” side which is on the east and is relatively flat and contains the cultural areas and then the “Buda” side on the west which is less … Read More