The Gilmore Valley 30km Loop

If you happen to be in Tumut rural NSW and looking for a pleasant, flat, quiet country ride, you will not be disappointed with the Gilmore Valley 30 km Loop. Bring your own refreshments and your camera. This prime cattle and sheep grazing country is something special to experience. Five Bike North members undertook the Loop ride following the conclusion … Read More

Autumn Classics Weekend – Bundanoon

After a few years exploring Canberra, the Autumn Classics Weekend for 2019 will be in the Southern Highlands – with Bundanoon as the accommodation base and the starting point for the rides. Ride details on the Calendar May 23-26. Thu 23rd May: Bundanoon Taster Fri 24th May: Bundanoon Wingello Wander Sat 25th May: Bundanoon Highland Fling Sun 26: Bundanoon Lookouts … Read More

Far North Wilderness Bike Tour: Registrations now open!

Yep it’s on! CAFNEC’s annual ‘Far North Wilderness Bike Tour’ is back for it’s 18th year with dates set for 21st to 28th September 2019. ‘The Bike Tour’ is an iconic charity mountain bike event that is a self-paced and fully supported tour through spectacular tropical North Queensland and is run as a charity event to support the fantastic work (if we … Read More

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

Touring Resources

Stemming from the recent Bike North ‘European Cycling Forum’, lists have been compiled to help members intending to tour by bicycle. These currently cover What-to-take, Websites, and Apps.

TOUR DE NOWRA 2nd to 4th November 2018

Day 1 – Friday afternoon 2 November Nowra to Comerong Island return It was a very hot (38o) and windy (40kmph) afternoon and only 4 people joined ride leader David Vasey on the ride to Comerong Island. While the weather was harsh, the route was flat with little traffic and lots to see from poddy calves, dairy farms and the … Read More

Tour de Orange 2018

Day 1 Long Ride Banjo Paterson Loop and Ophir Rd 70k. Short Ride Banjo Patterson Loop 35k After a very cold start to the morning, and having bragged about the electric blanket we had on the bed to keep us warm compared to those shivering in a tent, we all travelled together to the hard section of the ride where those … Read More

Orange Recce – Gerrit Hagen

Having really enjoyed Cowra this Easter we decided to join Phil Burge, as he was travelling to Orange, to check and see if it was possible to put a weekend on like Cowra and Mudgee.  We went to the Tourist Information Centre in Orange and got a few maps.  We were pleasantly surprised by the Town Centre, as there seemed to be … Read More

Tour de Cowra 2018 – Gerrit Hagen

Cowra Day 1 – Mount Collins – 67 kms We got up early to make our way to the start to take photographs to keep people on Facebook happy.  There were quite a lot of people at the start and everybody was eager to get a move on.  We really enjoyed cycling in the countryside. Willemina wanted to save her … Read More

A not so serious cyclists guide to Mudgee

Lyness Beavis – Bike North Member I had a great time on the Mudgee trip despite the fact that I wasn’t feeling super fit and a large percentage of the cyclists seemed to be true believers in long distance cycling. Cool mornings around -1 to 1 degree, with a light frost, but it soon warmed up.  I was very glad I … Read More