Cycle Tour Across Australia – Sept 2013 to Mar 2014

Starting out! Day 1
Starting out! Day 1

One of our last big adventures was a cycling tour from Perth to Brisbane across some of the harshest landscapes in the world. We are middle aged, overweight and did no training whatsoever. What made us do it? The stories and experiences of other amazing cyclists we met during our travels and the desire to do something different and challenge ourselves even more than usual. How did we do? Take a look at our progress and all our experiences…good and bad…as we just kept on peddling.

The first few days – Perth to Bunbury

Its not all beer and skittles on this ride – Bunbury to Margaret River

Wet and Winded and all Hilled out – Margaret River to Pemberton

Back up that damn hill and 70km of Grunt – Pemberton to Fernbrook Falls

Surely the Downhills must start soon – Fernbrook Falls to Walpole

Recuperating in Walpole -Walpole

Catching the Tailwinds – Walpole to Denmark

Grand Final in Albany – Denmark to Albany

Our First 100km plus day – Albany to Jerramungup

 Crawling in at Sunset – Jerramungup to Ravensbourne

Kamikaze Magpies and Tailwinds Down – Ravensbourne to Esperance

Cycling North to the Start of the Nullarbor – Esperance to Nullarbor

The Big Challenge – Cycling across the Nullarbor (Part 1) – Norseman to Eucla

The Big Challenge – Cycling across the Nullarbor (Part 2)  – Eucla to Ceduna

 Still so Far to Go – Cycling from Ceduna to Port Augusta

Heading Home to Mum – a 420 km detour. – Cycling from Port Augusta to Broken Hill

Bike Paths and Vineyards – Cycling through the Clare Valley Region from Peterborough to Riverton

Beautiful Biking in the Barossa – Cycling through the Barossa Valley from Riverton to Adelaide

Over the Hills and Far Away – Cycling from Adelaide to Strathalbyn via Eagle on the Hill

Through the Coorong and Onto Robe – Cycling from Strathalbyn to Robe, South Australia

Flat and Flatter – Cycling from Robe to Mount Gambier, South Australia

Welcome to Victoria – Cycling from Mt Gambier to Warrnambool, Victoria

The Great Ocean Road (Part 1) – Cycling from Warrnambul to Apollo Bay

The Great Ocean Road (Part 2) – Cycling from Apollo Bay to Torquay

Damn Google Maps….Cycling from Torquay to Warragul via the Mornington Peninsula.

The Heat is On – Cycling from Warragul to Lakes Entrance on the Princes Highway

We Hit the Other Side (of the Country) – Cycling from Lakes Entrance, Victoria to Eden,NSW

Hit Hard by the Hills – Cycling from Eden to Batemans Bay, NSW

Hit the Hills to Sydney – Cycling from Batemans Bay to Sydney

The Bikes Can’t Swim – Sycling from Sydney to Port Macquaire

Almost Finished – Cycling from Port Macquarie to The Gold Coast

Journey’s End – The last leg of our 2013-2014 Cycle Tour Across Australia

Best Pics – Western Australia  2013-2014 Cycle Tour Across Australia

Best Pics – South Australia  2013-2014 Cycle Tour Across Australia

Best Pics – Victoria  2013-2014 Cycle Tour Across Australia

Best Pics – New South Wales 2013-2014 Cycle Tour Across Australia

Crossing our finish line at Southbank, Brisbane...We made it!

Crossing our finish line at Southbank, Brisbane…We made it!

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