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50 Rides To Do Before You Die, Part III

50 Rides To Do Before You Die, Part III

Another cracking shot from the West, Fremantle’s Left Bank. Image: Brian Harris This latest instalment of Peter Maniaty’s ongoing series detailing Australia’s best places to…

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Another cracking shot from the West, Fremantle’s Left Bank. Image: Brian Harris This latest instalment of Peter Maniaty’s ongoing series detailing Australia’s best places to ride includes Western Australia, Tassie and the hinterland of the NSW Central Coast.

Our quest to reveal the classic ‘must-do’ rides in Australia continues. This month, we hear from two very different – but equally passionate – road cyclists on opposite sides of the country.

Matt La Borg is a roadie-come-gravel guy (groadie) based on the Central Coast of NSW. Recently retired Brian Harris is a proud sandgroper from Perth who’s also spent plenty of time riding in and around other parts of Australia. At the end of the series we will be publishing our official Top 50 and we’d love to hear what rides you think belong in the list.

Brian Harris, Perth

1 Swan River Loop, WA

This is a regular route used by many local cyclists, generally leaving from under the Narrows Bridge near the Perth CBD heading west across to Cottesloe, before following the coastline down to Fremantle. The return trip hugs the river, with the final leg into the city along a well-maintained shared path with the beautiful Swan River on your left as you cruise along at good pace.

There are many coffee-stops along the way and always plenty of groups, so if you get dropped you can join another group, or if you get passed you can often hook into a faster group and get a tow. The […]

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