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Cyclist NOV 2013 Issue 5
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Dedicated solely to the exhilaration of road cycling, Cyclist is the very first magazine of its kind. A celebration of the rides, the travel and the latest gear – They'll show you how to get the best from your ride every time.
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Craig Marshall and Sandra Lawrie, Authors of Where to Ride Western Victoria, have poured hundreds of hours into making it the regions definitive cycling guide.
Western Victoria provides a varied and fabulous environment for cyclists, from excellent beaches to spectacular mountains, from interesting towns to remote forests, and from easy to challenging riding. Featuring 75 great rides, including 25 kids rides, giving the youngest cyclists a chance to develop their skills in safe surroundings.
The book aims to introduce some of the many bike trails in and around the Grampians, Horsham, Murray River, Ballarat, the Central Highlands, Bendigo, Central Victoria, the Shipwreck and Surf Coasts, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. The rides range from short rides, suitable for beginners or younger riders, to mountain bikes rides and longer bike trails that demand a reasonable degree of fitness and skill. Each of the rides described are rated to give a guide as to what to expect. There is also a location map and directions to help navigate you through the ride.
What could be better than to get away on your bike with a friend to explore the glorious and pristine landscape of Tasmania With stunning photography and an appealing writing style, Andrew Bain will guide you along 45 of Tasmania's most beautiful rides.
Tasmania is surely one of Australia's most beautiful states. When you combine this natural beauty with a relative lack of traffic compared to the mainland states, you get a cyclists' paradise just waiting to be explored!
Guiding you through 45 rides Where to Ride Tasmania features accurate mapping, altitude profiles, point by point ride logs and a range of ride difficulties from one to five star ratings. One star rides are within the abilities of most casual tourists, young children or beginner cyclists. Five star rides will have experienced cyclists grinning from ear to ear.
The rides in this book range right across the island, from family fun rides in Hobart and Launceston, to long days out on the open road, to singletrack rushes on purpose-built mountain biking tracks.
There are few places in Tasmania where you can ride and not be impressed with the scenery. In these pages you will find routes that offer not just great pedalling but also scenes such as Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur, the Bay of Fires, Mount Roland, the tall timber of the Styx Valley, Mount Wellington, Mara Island, Bruny Island, Strahan, the Nut and Tasmania's highest waterfall.
The book uses a gloss paper stock, tough enough to cope with the rigours of sweaty hands and plenty of use. Riders will appreciate the sturdy construction and convenient spiral binding of the book, this includes a fold out overview map of all 45 rides that doubles as a book marker with map legend, ride ratings and terrain guide. Riders can refer between the map they are using and reference information with ease.
Where to Ride South East Queensland 3rd Edition fully revised and updated!
Where to Ride South East Queensland offers cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to get out there and ride through a wide range of terrains from beach front cycle paths to narrow mountain passes winding through ancient rainforests.
With excellent year-round weather, great facilities and an easy-going attitude, both local and visiting bike riders cannot help but enthuse about riding in this area. With three main hubs to choose from, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, bike riders from across the state have no excuse to say they have nowhere to ride. Whether you are looking for short friendly rides or longer, more challenging rides for the serious cyclist, this book covers them all. Choose from 77 great rides in total including 26 kids rides! We have also made sure to include some of the best legal off-road rides from around the region.
To help find your way through this book, we have broken the rides into the three main regions with the rides listed from the most northerly to the most southerly. Each ride has been awarded a Where to Ride rating. Be sure to take note of this as it is a good indicator of how difficult a ride is.
Designed to be a useful resource, Where to Ride South East Queensland is much more than just a good read. With clear directions, stunning photography, GPS generated mapping, and interesting background information for each ride, Where to Ride South East Queensland sets a new standard for quality and presentation in cycling guide books.
The book uses a gloss paper stock, tough enough to cope with the rigours of sweaty hands and plenty of use out on the trail. Riders will appreciate the sturdy construction and convenient spiral binding of the book, this includes a fold out overview map of all 77 rides that doubles as a book marker with map legend, ride ratings and terrain guide. Riders can refer between the map they are using and reference information with ease.
Ian has a strong background in the sport of cycling having competed internationally throughout Europe for five years. Having spent some time working for Bicycling Australia and developing the Where to Ride book concept and design, he now works for the Queensland Academy of Sport as a cycling coach, training the new and upcoming talent from within the state.
Remember life's better on a bike.
Where to Ride Eastern Victoria features 88 fabulous rides to inspire and motivate you to get out and ride.
Peter Whiteley has spent months researching, riding and writing 57 fun and interesting rides for adults, plus 31 top trails for kids and beginners. The rides span an area from the Murray River in the north, to Wilsons Promontory in the south, and from the Hume Highway out to the eastern seaboard.
All rides have accurate colour maps and altitude profiles so it's easy to choose what's right for you. There is also a section with tips for beginners to help you get started and there are rides to suit people of all ages and experience levels.
This remarkable book offers a unique chance to experience some wonderful countryside under your own steam. The cities and towns of Eastern Victoria provide some of the most appealing riding, perfect for a day out on the bike. Take a leisurely roll around Phillip Island and Cowes or test your legs in the hills around Bright.
Experience Eastern Victoria on two wheels; you'll see what you've been missing!
Cycling legend Cadel Evans referred to the author's first mountain bike guidebook as "the perfect ride companion". In this edition we also include a couple of training routes ridden with Cadel when he was a teenager.
Where to Ride Melbourne Mountain Biking completes the third in a series by Keiran Ryan, commenced in 1998. It has double the number of rides in previous editions, more detailed information to guide you on your way, and first class mapping. There are rides for every taste, mountain bike ability and fitness level, all within two hours of Melbourne. Supplemented with gorgeous photos of forests, trails and vistas to inform and inspire you.
Published by Bicycling Australia this 200 page book features 61 fabulous rides to inspire and motivate you to get out and ride in Canberra and the region. The wealth of information in this book makes preparing for a ride simple, and the easy to follow rating system means that you can quickly find a ride that will suit your skill level.
Whether you opt for an easy roll around Lake Burley Griffin, or choose to take on the trails of Stromlo, Where to Ride Canberra provides expert guidance to ensure you have a great experience. Each ride has easy to follow directions, accurate, GPS-generated full colour maps, gorgeous colour photograhpy and a grade for easy selection. Also, 20 of these rides have even been specially chosen as safe and fun places for kids to learn or polish their riding skills!
Now you can enjoy Australia's latest, most accurate and user friendly cycling Where to Ride guides around the World. These outstanding publications include popular routes across the region with a mix of easy, family-friendly ride, more challenging on-road rides and the best off road parks in each region. With clear directions, stunning photography, GPS generated mapping and interesting background information for each ride, Where to Ride sets a new standard for quality and presentation in cycling guide books.
Where To Ride Adelaide will provide residents and visitors alike with some great ride options. Take to the bitumen with some mates or challenge yourself on some of SA's sweetest single tracks. But if all that sounds a bit exhausting, then perhaps a gentle meander through one of our many wine regions with family and friends. Each ride is rated, so you'll know what you're in for, and the quality of maps will ensure you always know where you are.
Sydney is widely regarded as Australia’s most cycling hostile city, but perhaps this is where a Where to Ride book is needed most!
Designed to be a useful resource, Where to Ride Sydney is much more than just a good read.
With clear directions, stunning photography, GPS generated mapping, and interesting background information for each ride, Where to Ride Sydney sets a new standard for quality and presentation in cycling guide books.
Author Simon Hayes, is also Editor of Bicycling Australia, he brings a wealth of experience to Where to Ride Sydney. He has personally ridden hundreds of kilometres around Sydney to map the rides for the book. An exciting bonus is a chapter on kid’s rides, so everyone in the family can join in the fun of cycling!
Softcover; 290 pages; A5 size; Colour Photography; Hayes, Simon
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