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High Country Women’s Cycling 3 Peaks Weekend

The team behind the incredibly successful High Country Women’s Cycling Festival (HCWCF), Clare Holdsworth and Michelle Armstrong, have come up with another great reason to grab the girls, the bikes and hit up the High Country. Designed by women for women, the 3 Peaks Women’s Cycling Weekend, held 22nd – 25th November 2019 in Bright,…

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7 Peaks Dates Announced!

This summer marks the 13th season of the 7 Peaks! With the season starting Friday 25th of October and running until 27th of April 2020, you’ve got a full six months to conquer your goals. Stay tuned for more details about registration and our new jersey design – we’re working with the team from MAAP…

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Peaks Challenge Falls Creek – voted Australia’s #1 Gran Fondo

Australia’s premier cycling destination, Victoria’s High Country, will once again host one of the world’s toughest one-day cycling events, Bicycle Network’s Peaks Challenge Falls Creek, on Sunday 8 March 2020. Since debuting in storms, rain and sleet in 2010, the event has become infamous around the globe for its grueling 235 kilometre course with more…

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Gold Rush in the High Country

For those of us who know the High Country, the trip is worth the rewards. Off the beaten track it may be for some, but for cyclists that’s just the way we like it. Still, there are some who don’t know that yet. With all the intrepid spirit of an 1850s gold prospector, Cyclist magazine…

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Cyclist join Wide Open Road Tours

Cyclist Magazine (Aus/NZ) recently joined Ride High Country Preferred tour operator, Wide Open Road Tours, on their four day Vic Alps Tour. Read below to get a taste of what their tour was all about, click through to read the full story and be sure to pick up a copy of  the latest Cyclist Magazine.…

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Dream Destination: Cycling Victoria’s North East And Alpine Climbs

Continuing his love affair with Victoria’s High Country, Bicycling Australia Editor Nat Bromhead was joined by ultra-endurance cyclist Davin Harding, for a week discovering Australia’s premier road cycling destination. They experienced a host of our favourite locations, not to mention a variety of conditions! Check out the Bicycling Australia website for their story.

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Bright’s 5Zero. Great Course. Great Cause.

Ride the best of the High Country’s gravel trails and feel good doing it! The 5zero bike challenge is set for October 26, 2019. After a successful debut on the Ride High Country cycling calendar in 2018, 5Zero is back again for 2019. A fun, social, gravel bike challenge which will weave its way through…

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2020 MTB Nationals Locked In for the High Country

In exciting news for Victoria’s High Country, the dates for the 2020 Mountain Bike Australia National Championships, once again to be hosted by the iconic High Country cycling mecca of Bright, have been confirmed. The race for the green and gold jersey in cross-country, downhill and observed trials will occur from the 12-15th March 2020. Mountain…

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Cure your Winter Blues at Tour de Beechworth

The 10th annual Tour de Beechworth is your chance to embrace the mid-winter darkness in the depths of a High Country July. Whether you’re a TDB tragic, a family support crew or a died in the wool cycling fan, Tour De Beechworth 2019 is a must on your calendar. Note the date July 27th…it’s the…

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7 Peaks…It’s a Wrap. Plus New Prize Winners Announced!

Wow…what a year of 7 Peaks it was! On behalf of everyone here at Ride High Country Central, we want to thank each and everyone of you who participated this season, the 13th year of the challenge. By the numbers, it was a massive year by anyone’s standards: 7,000 – to be a 7 Peaks…

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View from the Top: Mount Buffalo

Recently Nat Bromhead, Editor of Bicycling Australia, was sighted riding here in Victoria’s High Country. One of his favourite climbs is Mount Buffalo – which many of you know is one of the legendary 7 Peaks ascents. He’s proclaimed, ‘it’s a European-standard climb and descent right here in a very accessible part of Australia’. You…

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High Country Cycling Spirit Captured by Photo Competition Winner

Tranquillity and motion are considered amongst the High Country’s greatest cycling assets. Fiona O’Callaghan’s work ‘Living the Dream’ has subtly captured this spirit, to be announced winner of north-east Victoria’s inaugural Ride High Country Photo Competition.     Fiona will become a Ride High Country Ambassador for the 2019 – 2020 cycling season, and her…

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Ride High Country – 7 Peaks grand prize winner

Dedicated Melbourne cyclist Melissa Ireland has just been announced as the big winner in the Ride High Country – 7 Peaks 2019 season, collecting the grand prize of a trip for two to Europe, including the Tour de France. Victoria’s Ride High Country – 7 Peaks is an at-your-own pace cycling challenge which runs annually…

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RHC x MAAP Winner!

A big congratulations to Melanie Vasen who won our recent Ride High Country prize draw. Melanie was stoked to hear that she’s won a full set of new cycling kit, of her choice, from our friends at MAAP. Melanie entered the prize draw at last month’s Otway Odyssey, where Ride High Country were exhibiting and…

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7 Peaks Countdown Is On!

Time seems to be ticking a little quicker of late, especially for those of us that are yet to reach their 7 Peaks cycling goals. Why? There’s only two weeks left in the official 7 Peaks cycling 2018-19 season! 7 Peaks wraps up at midnight on the 28th of April. But with two full weeks…

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