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THE SOUP BOYS ULTIMATE GUIDE: MOUNT HOTHAM

"Hotham is arguably one of the most imposing mountain climbs in Australia such is its intimidating prominence from the lower slopes. With so much mythology, it’s a climb that really doesn’t need much introduction. Featured on the 3 Peaks Challenge, the Tour of Bright and the inaugural Soup Boys group ride in the Victorian High Country, it has played a huge role in this country’s cycling community..."

THE SOUP BOYS ULTIMATE GUIDE: MOUNT BUFFALO

"Mount Buffalo, it's your cool and friendly older cousin, the one who is kind of your age but old enough for you to still look up to, the one who is always giving you cool stuff when they come over for Christmas, the one always helping you pull pranks, grabbing you an extra serving of dessert ahead of your siblings, and importantly being the one who teaches you the in’s and out’s of life..."

THE SOUP BOYS ULTIMATE GUIDE: MOUNT BULLER

"When there’s no snow to fight off, the 16-odd kilometre stretch of road that takes you from resort gate to resort itself is something truly special. Our first introduction to the mountain was a few years ago on a morning that was touching 40º and that had us lay witness to some absolutely unforgettable riding..."

THE SOUP BOYS ULTIMATE GUIDE: FALLS CREEK

"There’s a strong argument to be made about Falls Creek being 'the perfect climb' and the best possible way to wrap up this magical series of rides. Looking at the facts & figures it might seem like a kick in the guts, but as far as 30km climbs go, you’ll do well to find one as nice, and as easy going as this one. Go ahead, scour the globe..."

INSIDE SPORT: 7 PEAKS RIDE GUIDE

"The Victorian Alps are the go to destination for a fix of altitude and adventure in Australia. Massive mountain passes are scattered throughout the region, with each offering their own unique feel and challenge. The 7 Peaks ride is a self-paced cycling challenge that is run between October and April around the Victorian Alps region and takes in seven of the state’s best climbs. The challenge is all about adventure and not about how fast you can do the climbs, though if you want to go fast there is no-one stopping you!"

DREAM DESTINATION: CYCLING VICTORIA'S ALPINE CLIMBS

Bicycling Australia Editor Nat Bromhead and ultra-endurance cyclist Davin Harding recently spent the best part of a week discovering Victoria’s high country by bike. Experiencing many locations and a wide range of conditions, here is their story...

2018/19 Wide Open Roads Prize Winner

The winner of the Wide Open Roads Cycling Tours prize from the 7 Peaks 2018-19 season, a trip for two to the Tour de France, was Melissa Ireland from Melbourne! Congratulations, Melissa!

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