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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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Your Photo on a Melbourne Billboard!

BIG NEWS… want to see your photographic masterpiece on a billboard in Melbourne?!? Here’s your opportunity to show millions of people your best cycling shot and be a Ride High Country ambassador! If you are an amateur photographer, simply capture a great shot from one of your rides within North East Victoria, upload it to…

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Flow MTB Video – Falls Creek

Are you keen to take a ride back in time, but bring your 29″ wheels with you? Riding in the little mountain town of Mount Beauty can deliver you that experience. The trails in Mount Beauty’s Big Hill MTB Park are as old as they get, and the boys at Flow love them for it.…

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The Big Ride – King Valley

Was it our newsletter banner image that captured your attention? If so, you’ll want to check out the latest issue of Australia/NZ Cyclist magazine. Aussie cyclists are no strangers to the Victorian alps; names like Mansfield and Bright get plenty of love. Cyclist however, wanted to try something a bit different not too far away. Enter…

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Soup Boys Alpine Summer – Mt. Buller and Falls Creek

If you are a long time reader of the Ride High Country Newsletter or a devotee of the 7 Peaks challenge, you are probably aware of this summer’s 7 Peaks Hosted Ride series that was presented by our good friends at the Soup Boys. Didn’t know about these rides? Not to worry as they have…

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7 Peaks – Only 1 Month To Go!

Say what?!? There’s only one month to go in the 7 Peaks season? That’s right – the 7 Peaks season officially closes at midnight on the 28th of April. But on the positive side, that’s a full 30 days for you to smash your season’s cycling goals. There’s no time like the present – so…

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World Class Mountain Bike Events

You already know that the High Country has some of the best mountain biking trails around, but did you know that we are also home of a couple of the biggest mountain bike events on the calendar as well? All taking place over the next couple of weeks, we’re stoked to be the home of…

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Ride in the Slipstream of a Female Australian Cycling Pioneer

Sarah Maddock Sydney to Melbourne 125 Year Commemorative Cycling Tour Written by (a modern day) Sarah Maddock. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the first woman – Sarah Maddock – to cycle from Sydney to Melbourne. Sarah was 34 and she had only taken up riding the previous year. With the introduction of the…

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MTB Videos from Falls Creek and Yack Tracks

With thanks to the perpetual motion team over at Flow Mountain Bike, we’ve got a couple of fantastic videos to send your week out in style…Falls Creek and Yackandandah. But, you don’t want to hear from us about how good these two (of our seven Ride High Country) mountain bike parks are…let’s leave that to…

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