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Some feedback from 2016:


Rail Trails Victoria:


"As I said to Angie yesterday afternoon the ride far exceeded my expectations. Angie is one terrific tour leader and thanks to her excellent organisation, informative briefings and general all round personality she ensured that everyone sensed from day one that the ride they had signed up to do was going to be a success! She even organised wonderful weather!! The storm at Bright proved to simply be a teaser. I still can’t believe our luck on that front. The added bonus was that the other tour participants were great company and inclusive. Summing up – the ride was simply excellent."

Tessa from Cairns


"This tour gives you a great opportunity to ride on a number of rail trails without the worry of how to get your gear and bike to the next one.  Get in early as this type of active holiday is getting very popular, and will become more expensive with other operators.  Ralph is a very friendly and experienced tour leader, and goes out of his way to oblige everyone on the tour".

​John from Dubbo


Bike 'n Wheels Expedition (Gulf to Gulf)


"From the Gulf of Spencer we set forth

To cycle to Carpentaria in the north
Led most of the way by the Tour de France
Followed haphazardly by the Tour de Chance
Through mud and dust and tears

We pedalled with no fears
Until the township of Birdsville we reached
Where we were unexpectedly beached
For one day, two days, three days, five
Our spirits began to progressively dive
Then came the day we again set forth
To continue our journey to the north
At bushcamps where we stayed some nights
We wondered at the galaxies glittering lights
The shovels we carried were a great hit
And helped us bury a mountain of  ---- 
The flies were a plenty, especially at lunch
And I wonder how many we managed to munch
Then came the road trains long and frightening
Speeding by us like greased lightening
Here we pause for a little ditty sung to the tune of "Freight Train, Freight Train, Going so Fast"  -  
              Road Train, Road Train, going so fast
              Road Train, Road Train, right up my arse
              Why do you not blow your horn
              And let me know you're there
Now back to the "Ode"
To the helpers and staff our heartfelt thanks
Who helped stop us all from turning into cranks
With tucker good and a drink or two
The days of cycling simply flew
And finally we reached the Port of Karumba
Which only rhymes with Hertia Lumumba       (AFL player - Thanks to Ray for the first name)
And from Karumba to Cairns like tourists we'll travel

And wait for our minds to begin to unravel  
And when we've been home just a tad
We'll appreciate the adventure we've just had.
Thanks again Ralph for a truly memorable trip -  (the body is slowly starting to mend)"
Regards,  

Colin from Adelaide

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​By Sep 2017 we will have some rides posted for Feb-Apr 2018, these will be in Vic and NSW, in regions between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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AUSTRALIA 2017-18

UPDATE JUNE 2017


The rides below are our final revision for the remainder of 2017. More details will be added soon.​


1 - 5 Oct  N.E. VICTORIA RAIL TRAILS
Bike and bus your way around NE Vic's Rail Trail network.

Meet at Albury station 4pm Sat 30 Sept for our bus transfer to Beechworth, our base for 3 nights.

Ride: 

* High Country RT: Shelley to Wodonga outskirts 75km

* Murray 2 Mtns RT: Beechworth to Bright 70km,

* Great Vic RT: Mansfield to Tallarook 150km / 2 days via Alexandra (Tue overnight). Then Wed overnight in Heathcote.

* O'Keefe's RT: Heathcote to Bendigo 50km.

Ends at Bendigo Rail Station.

All bus, bike and gear transfers, $400 per rider.

Motel or cabin accom is extra, camping optional.

Max 12 riders.

Can continue with Goldfields Track 6-8 Oct...
Status at start June is likely.

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6-7-8 OCT GOLDFIELDS TRACK - SEE RIGHT COLUMN>>>>

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30 Oct - 8 Nov  EASY FLINDERS 
Start in Alice, our bus to Coober Pedy, ride the Breakaways, bus the Oodnadatta Track, then 7 days riding through the Flinders Ranges: Lyndhurst, Beltana Station, Angorichina, Wilpena, Hawker, Quorn and Melrose. Then bus to Adelaide with a ride along the Clare Valley Reisling Trail enroute.

We organise a mix of accommodations.

$900 plus cost of accoms and meals. 

Status at start June is likely with 4 riders interested.
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27 Nov - 6 Dec  EYRE PENINSULA WEST COAST 

Ride 7 days from Streaky Bay to Port Lincoln along the spectacular (and cool) West Coast of SA's Eyre Peninsula, taking the fabulous and quiet Flinders Highway and some back tracks.

We organise the accommodation and most meals. 

Overnights will often be seaside holiday houses.

Join from Alice on 27 Nov or Port Augusta 28 Nov.  

Our bus goes on to Adelaide via the Cowell-Wallaroo ferry (included).

$1000 plus cost of accoms and meals. 

Status at June is likely.

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2018 AUSTRALIA RIDES
To be announced.

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NOTES FOR ABOVE EVENTS (EXCEPT GOLDFIELDS TRACK)

* The 2017 rides listed above are supported by one bus+trailer and one crew member. The Goldfields Track is bag-transfers only.
* Pricing is generally within $100 per day plus the cost of accoms or camping, meals and any admissions. 
* Camping and breakfasts adds $20-25 a night including use of our equipment. 
* Many of the rides will have options to stay in accom: motels, cabins, pubs, bnbs etc.
* Limited numbers of quality MTBs for hire $20 per ride day.
* Helpers and non-riders may be welcome to join for a discounted rate.
* Riders can elect to travel in our bus when tired or for a day off riding.
* We're also small group tour operators so we have our own mini-coaches, trailers and camping gear. 
* Our crew are cyclists, including Ralph, Angie and Carl (Europe).


6-7-8 Oct  GOLDFIELDS TRACK 'LOW COST' 


3 DAYS OF BAG TRANSFERS

FROM ONLY $30!


Ride the popular Goldfields Track Bendigo - Castlemaine - Daylesford - Ballarat 200 kms over 3 days (Fr-Sa-Su) and 200kms while we carry your gear. 
You can opt also to ride your own route or to do 2 days, starting at Castlemaine. 
Note there is no route support and you are mostly off-road. MTB recommended and be able to carry what you need each day.
You get to choose and book your accom or campsite. 
Small soft bags up to 10kg for $30. 
Other bags up to 20kg for $50.
We can carry gear for up to 40-60 riders which could create a 'Clayton's' event!
More info and clink to bookings link on Eventbrite.
If popular, we will schedule more of these in Nov-Mar.
For info on the trail see www.goldfieldstrack.com.au
Status CONFIRMED