I love discovering new places by bike. You may not travel as far or as quickly as in a car, but you see so much more & get to experience what a place is really like. Yes, sometimes you have to put up with rain, or cold...or hot! But that’s ok, because even if you have a really crap time, it makes a great story.


Here are a few of my stories.

RIDES

January 14, 2019

I'm excited to announce the launch of my new business - Follow My Wheel: Pedal to Produce Cycling Tours!

NEW BEGINNINGS

Just over 12 months ago I moved down to Bright in the Victorian Alps of Australia...

July 24, 2018

2018  has been my first proper Winter in about 10 years. After living in Sydney for all that time I’ve come to realise that Winter in Sydney is not Winter at all. It rarely drops below 5 degrees C......

June 6, 2018

I was 500m from the top of Mount Buffalo when I came across a cyclist. Her head was down, her pedal stroke was sluggish and she looked like she’d rather be anywhere but on that bike.

I rode up next to...

January 2, 2018

This New Year’s Eve I went to bed at 9.30pm and have no regrets that I didn’t make it to midnight. Phil and I ate dim sum, drank a beer, sat in the garden and watched the sun go down while finishing o...

October 3, 2017

Have you ever been fixated on doing one specific climb? On my first tour to France, it was Alpe du Huez. On my first tour to Italy it was the Stelvio. For my first tour of Switzerland it would be the...

September 11, 2017

Not much beats cycling around the Annecy region. Well, maybe eating freshly made nutella and banana crepes after cycling around Annecy. That might do it. Annecy is an alpine town in southeastern Fran...

August 21, 2017

I’ve been keen on cycling through Provence in south eastern France for a while now. In 2012 I spent two nights in Malaucène for the sole reason of cycling Mont Ventoux. However once there I discovered...

June 29, 2017

The Gorge du Verdon is possibly France's best kept secret.  Known locally as Europe's Grand Canyon, it is in the easterly region of Provence that is less visited by the hordes of tourists that flock t...

May 1, 2017

Life is pretty tough when you are forced to choose which Italian lake to base your next cycling destination. Here we tackle the age old question that has been plaguing cyclists for generations. Which...

April 28, 2017

The Passo di Mortirolo. Brutal, gruelling, unmerciful, remorseless. What I like to call “The ascent of death”. It is not the most beautiful climb i’ve experienced, but it is certainly the toughes...

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