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A Velodyssey in Western France

The Velodyssey is an official cycling route in Western France and forms part of EuroVelo 1, the Atlantic route from Norway to Portugal. The French portion is one of the better developed and best used sections. My Velodyssey started at Roscoff in Brittany and finished in Bordeaux.
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Winery cycling in South Australia Part II

Having recently come back from cycling with friends from a week on the bike in the Barossa, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills, that is really the bare minimum you’d need to do justice to all those locations.
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Winery cycling in South Australia Part I

Australia is the world’s fifth largest wine producer and 50% of that comes from South Australia (“SA”), the 5th (or second smallest) state in terms of population. Some of the best regions are within easy reach of Adelaide, and what’s even better is they offer some of the best cycle paths and rail trails in Australia.
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My first e-bike challenge - Mt Coot-tha in Brisbane

A gorgeous spring morning heralded an auspicious start to my e-bike experience.  I had heard amazing things about these uniquely Australian-built e-bikes and the upcoming soft launch of the AVE brand – exciting stuff.
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E-bikes - are they the future of cycle tourism?

E-bikes, electric bikes or pedelecs, are the fastest growing category of cycle tourism. Worldwide there are several operators that specialise in e-bike tours but each year, more and more cycle tour operators are offering e-bike options or upgrades on most, if not all, of their tours.
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What inspires you to explore the world by bike?

I don’t know about you but I get a huge amount of inspiration (and envy) from reading other people’s stories of bike tours  - short or long. However more often than not it is the long distance adventurers who have the most impact on me – particularly bikepackers who spend months or even years on the road crossing continents and the globe with seemingly apparent ease. They get to visit and become immersed in remote places that (at best) I’ve barely heard of.
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