Category Archives: Reasons to ride a bike

The presence of Nonnas

One of the most enjoyable and amusing parts of our trip has been observing how different towns treat cycling. We quickly snapped this (dreadful) photo in Lille, of a guy on a folding bike with a tiny little girl perched … Continue reading

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That’s not a rail trail ………

This is a rail trail 5kms of tunnels, gallerias and hidden beaches between Levanto and the neighboring towns, ending at Framura. Just far enough away from the heavily touristed areas on the Cinque Terre. If you’re ever in Levanto, hire … Continue reading

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Farewell Meditteranian

It was fun and a shame we couldn’t stay longer. The bikes however are scared of the salt air so we’re out of here.

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Sella Ronda bike day in the Dolomites

Wet, cold and high altitude at over 2000 meters. It was worth riding because the roads were closed so you didn’t have to worry about being taken out by the suicidal motorbike riders who had a habit of overtaking on … Continue reading

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Cycling the city wall in Lucca

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Melbourne’s Bicycle City Status

Well its official – Melbourne’s status as a bike city has now been formally bestowed upon us by the state government. News that Melbourne would become recognised as a Bike City was released a few days ago.  Perhaps they accurately predicted … Continue reading

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