Tag: cycling

Australian Geographic Adventure

Victorian adventures: Three of the best

Victoria will not disappoint those with a focus on outdoor fun. Whether it is riding or hiking its spectacular alpine region, walking the epic coastline west of Melbourne, or exploring one of Australia’s most iconic coastal national parks, there is loads of adventure on tap. Here are three escapes to start planning for now so you’re ready to roll in spring!

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.

Growing up on a bike ride around the world: Jimmy Ashby

At only 18 years of age, passionate cyclist and outdoor enthusiast Jimmy Asbhy jumped on his bike and set off on a life-changing trip that even the most devoted cyclists would balk at. The South Australian teenager wanted to fulfil his dream to cycle around the whole world all by himself. Thirteen months later, Jimmy had cycled 39,000km, crossing 32 countries on four continents before arriving back home in Adelaide. In this episode he shares some of the fascinating stories and talks about people he met along the way and how the adventure helped him to find the “true Jimmy”. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com) You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

How To

Cycling Central

Wondering what kind of riding you might like to do? Here’s a quick guide to four of the most popular disciplines within the sport.

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


Meet the Adelaide boy bicycling around the world

Almost a year ago, Adelaide boy Jimmy Ashby began the trip of a lifetime: a cycling journey around the world. Here, he tells us about the ups and downs, moments of fear and how keen he is for a fridge full of food when he gets home.


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.