… of months, to the day, until the inaugural Tasmania – UnderDownunder tour kicks off. It’s going to be a great tour: memorable for the riding, the scenery, the fantastic food and superb wine. But there is something else that is quite special about Tasmania, and that’s the wildlife. Tasmania’s Unique Wildlife Tasmania – unlike […]
LIONHEART. DAY 3. CISON DI VALMARINO TO COL DI LANA. DISTANCE 99 KILOMETRES ELEVATION 2764 METRES Just a little taste of the ambience enjoyed …
That’s how many months it is – to the day – until the inaugural “Tasmania – UnderDownunder” tour kicks off. We’re really excited to be launching this epic ride of the best cycling terrain in Australia. A tour covering 1600 kilometres/1000 miles spread over three weeks, with optional extra loops for the super-keen. Incredibly […]
The title of our Lionheart blog may have resonated with readers of a certain age who have some sense of musical history. There is also a stunning New Zealand film referencing the song that inspired the title of this blog – which is actually a sequel to another brilliant film (New Zealanders sure do know how […]
From the Dolomites into Austria But, before we start: Over the first days of our tour our group has formed very strong bonds. And for that reason it was sad to farewell Mark yesterday, who had to return home for personal reasons. Mark came on tour with his cousin Brooks – who by the way […]
Cison di Valmarino to Col di Lana Today’s ride was not a long one in terms of distance but with about 2500 metres of elevation gain spread over three climbs, it was a fairly challenging day nonetheless. There was wonderful balance with riding past two lakes and some fantastic scenery. I’ve put together a short […]
Another Great Day Cycle Touring What a wonderful day we’ve had! There were a few curly moments, – which I’ll touch on momentarily. But, as I sit here tapping away on my keyboard reflecting on the day that’s been, I can’t help but revel in what a wonderful day we’ve had. Things didn’t start off […]
If you’re Australian you will most likely recognise the title straight away. If you’re not and that phrase doesn’t strike a chord there’s much significance in it. More about that later. In the meantime, to our first day of the Lionheart tour. As ever with these epic tours, we started with a gentle beginning. […]
A week from tomorrow Lionheart will finally kick off. It looks like being an unforgettable bike tour – if we can survive the first week and a half of hard climbing, that is.
Today marks a week exactly until Dianne and I catch the big bird out of Hobart to the northern hemisphere summer and cycling in the fabled Dolomites. We then move on through Austria, Germany, north-eastern France and finishing south of Paris at the historic Fontevraud Abbey where Richard the Lionheart is buried. It’s stuff that dreams are made of, and we are dreaming of favourable winds, dry roads and good legs.