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Australian Geographic Adventure

Tested: Osprey Syncro 20

For most mountain bikers, a hydration backpack should be as small as they can get away with; lugging any additional weight or bulk on a blast around your local trails can be a pain. But, when you want to go further and longer (think: overnight/weekend), you will need a pack that allows you to take extra gear without being too big and cumbersome.

What it takes to ride a bicycle to the South Pole: Kate Leeming

Kate Leeming has taken cycling to a whole new level. She has pedalled a distance greater than twice the world’s circumference and crossed almost every continent, through scorching deserts and bitterly cold polar regions. She has experienced different cultures and people, and bent the ideas of what’s possible to achieve on a bike. She also started the Breaking the Cycle education program to give back to people in regions she visited during her adventures. On this episode she´ll be discussing her next major challenge: The first-ever bicycle crossing of the Antarctic continent via the South Pole. You can find out more about Kate´s adventures here: www.breakingthecycle.education This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Justin Walker (Editor Australian Geographic Adventure) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

Gear Test

Bike test: Cell Brunswick 1.0

Our verdict? The Brunswick is a jack-of-all-trades drop-bar touring bike at a brilliant price. No matter what kind of riding you’re thinking about, it can handle it.

Adventure

The north country

When planning a bicycle tour around Iceland, be prepared for a few certainties: lots of wind and rain, even more hills, and a lifelong love affair with this unique, stunning subarctic wonderland.