Bicycle Touring in Australia Book

Bicycle Touring in Australia


  • Author : Leigh Hemmings
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991-01
  • Genre: Australia
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0731801970
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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Bicycle Touring in Australia Summary:

A practical guide to seeing Australia by bicycle, with eight tour routes covering all states. For each route there is a daily schedule, maps, directions, details of road gradient and detours. Includes advice on preparing the trip, safety and repair tips, and appendices of bike hire locations, bike shops and further reading.

Cold Beer and Crocodiles Book
Score: 4
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Cold Beer and Crocodiles


  • Author : Roff Martin Smith
  • Publisher : National Geographic Society
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018329489
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 13,8 Mb

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Cold Beer and Crocodiles Summary:

A New England-born author and journalist describes his nine-month, ten-thousand-mile journey through Australia by bicycle, detailing the cattle stations, mining towns, Aboriginal communities, rain forests, deserts, and other sights of the Australian Outback. 25,000 first printing.

Epic Bike Rides of the World Book

Epic Bike Rides of the World


  • Author : Lonely Planet
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760341879
  • Total Read : 62
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb

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Epic Bike Rides of the World Summary:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire - whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. The book is organised by continent. In the Americas we join a family bikepacking trip in Ecuador; we pedal the Natchez Trace Parkway and stop at legendary music spots; we ride the Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon and California; go mountain biking in Moab and Canada; and explore the cities of Buenos Aires and New York by bicycle. European rides include easy-going trips around Lake Constance, along the Danube and the Loire, and coast-to-coast routes; routes in Tuscany, Spain and Corsica; and professional journeys up Mt Ventoux and around the Tour of Flanders. In Asia, we venture through Vietnam's valleys; complete the Mae Hong Son circuit in northern Thailand; cross the Indian Himalayas; and pedal through Bhutan. And in Australia and New Zealand we take in Tasmania and Queensland by mountain bike; cycle into Victoria's high country and around Adelaide on road bikes; and try some of New Zealand's celebrated cycle trails. Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details - where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more - helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website,

Wild Ride Book

Wild Ride


  • Author : Daniel Oakman
  • Publisher : Melbourne Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925556810
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb

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Wild Ride Summary:

This book tells the story of cyclists who were overcome by the need to venture into the wild on two wheels; the courageous men and women who undertook some of the most epic bicycle journeys of all time. Wild Ride reminds us of a thrilling period of exploration all but forgotten in the age of the motorcar. Daniel Oakman takes us on a rich ride through 130 years of Australian cycling; from the overlanding heroes of Arthur Richardson and Francis Birtles, to the lesser known but no less amazing feats of Jerome Murif, Ted Ryko and Joe Pearson, through to modern-day bikepacking trailblazers such as Kate Leeming, Tegan Streeter and Tom Richards. Celebrity riders are here too; from the historic icons of Hubert ‘Oppy’ Opperman, Wendy Duncan and Shirley Law, to the more recent triumphs of actor Sam Johnson and his audacious quest to ride a unicycle 15,000 kilometres around the country. You will be astounded by their journeys, retold here with sparkling clarity. Be inspired for your next pedal powered adventure.

Bike Touring Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Bike Touring


  • Author : Raymond Bridge
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781578051854
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb

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Bike Touring Summary:

First published in 1979, Bike Touring introduced tens of thousands of riders to the joys of bicycle travel, and quickly became the go–to reference for an entire generation of bike–touring enthusiasts. But much has changed in the last three decades—and this fully revamped edition provides authoritative information on both the latest equipment and the ever–expanding universe of touring options for a whole new generation of riders. Readers learn how to train, equip, plan, and pack for tours of any length and difficulty, from overnight trips near home to multiweek journeys abroad. Author Raymond Bridge surveys the wide range of touring options, which now include extensive commercial offerings and roof–to–roof (or "credit card") tours, as well as independent, self–contained travel. Chapters covering bike styles—road, mountain, and world–touring models—along with bike frames and fit, drive trains, wheels, brakes, saddles and handlebars, and accessories, offer up–to–date guidance on the myriad equipment choices from the booming bike industry. And chapters on camping, transporting bikes, and roadside repairs are full of expert advice to help both novice and experienced bike travelers get maximum pleasure from any journey while saving money and staying safe.

Cycling Australia Book

Cycling Australia


  • Author : Andrew Bain
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 174104040X
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb

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Cycling Australia Summary:

Everything you need to know to get prepared. Bike maintenance tips to keep you on the road. Comprehensive listings for sleeping, eating and facilities along the way. Lonely Planet knows Australia. The coasts of the wide brown land are perfect for cycle touring, and we've chosen the best rides for every interest and ability level. It's a continent's worth of great cycling experiences - from the wildernesses and superb coastal scenery of Tasmania, to the historic sites and gourmet highlights of Victoria, and World Heritage rainforests in Queensland. Whether you want a short ride through a cool eucalypt forest or a wild 10-day outing through the country's most dramatic coastline, this guide gives you the best of Australia on two wheels.

Ultimate Cycling Trips  World Book

Ultimate Cycling Trips World


  • Author : Andrew Bain
  • Publisher : Explore Australia
  • Release Date : 2021-03
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1741176964
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb

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Ultimate Cycling Trips World Summary:

An inspirational and practical guide to 20 of the best touring routes around the world by bike.

Tour de Oz Book

Tour de Oz


  • Author : Bret Harris
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460706657
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb

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Tour de Oz Summary:

Four years before the inaugural Tour de France, four cyclists known as 'Overlanders' set out on a race around Australia. On 24 November 1896 a wiry and wily bushman named Arthur Richardson left Coolgardie for Adelaide by bicycle. Carrying only a small kit and a water-bag, he followed the telegraph line. After much 'sweating and swearing' on sandy roads west of Eucla, and enduring the scorching heat, 31 days later he became the first man to pedal across the Nullarbor. But within three years Richardson had set his sights on becoming the first person to ride around the vast island continent, not yet a nation, and some 18,507km. On 5 June, 1899, he left Perth, heading north, carrying no more than a swag and a pistol. It took courage, self-confidence, endurance and resourcefulness to tackle such a ride. Richardson would follow dirt tracks, cattle and camel pads and stars in the night sky as he battled thirst, hunger, exhaustion, crocodile attack and spears from Aboriginal warriors to realize his dream. But he also had competition...another party of cyclists with the same ambition. New Zealand-born Brothers Frank and Alex White and wealthy adventurer Donald Mackay from Wallandbeen Station, NSW, were attempting the ride in a counter-clockwise direction from Melbourne and Brisbane respectively. Set against the fledging pastoralist empires of pre-Federation Australia, Tour de Oz, is the extraordinarily true story of a remarkable race to 'circumcycle' the Australian continent - before we became a nation.