September 19, 2019

New Horizons

I recently tuned in to Season 5 of Gourmet Farmer, that show about Matt Evans, a big city food critic who moved to Tasmania and bought a farm. The intro reflects on his journey through each season of the show - the initial setting up his farm and learning h...

January 14, 2019

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


Just over 12 months ago I moved down to Bright in the Victorian Alps of Australia with no job, no house, 2 bikes and big aspirations to create a new li...

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... and you may have to wear ¾ length knicks if you go out early, and hud...

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 her. “How are you going?” I asked as calmly as possible. I didn't wan...

August 11, 2017

Phil and I have recently returned from a 4 week cycling tour that started in Nice and ended in Milan. We cycled 1,377kms and climbed 26,900 vertical metres over 21 ride days carrying all of our luggage in panniers on touring bikes. I’ve had a few people ask me if I co...

February 24, 2017

Cycling up an erupting volcano is not something I’d generally recommend. Hey, don’t get me wrong, cycling up a volcano is cool. Just not when there is ash, molten lava and poisonous gas spewing from its summit.

Phil and I cycled over Mount Aso in Japan in April 2015. As...

February 11, 2017

When you grow up in Australia cycling in the heat is hard to avoid. Having experienced heat-stroke first hand after a long day on the bike, I can tell you it is not something you want to repeat. Over-heating on the bike can really sap your energy and ruin your ride whi...

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