Richard Tulloch's Blog (38)

Gearing up for the Great Vic Bike Ride

The logistics were tricky, but I'll be coming down from Sydney to do the GVBR again this year. Looking forward to it. This year I'll be using it to road test the new Garmin Edge 800 computer.

Added by Richard Tulloch on November 21, 2010 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

The Gong Ride is getting shorter.

The annual Sydney to Wollongong Ride is getting shorter, according to my GPS. No matter, it's a great iconic public cycling event and 83.32km is plenty, in my opinion.

Added by Richard Tulloch on November 7, 2010 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Why can't I take my bike on a country bus in Victoria?

I'm trying to get to the Great Victorian Bike Ride using public transport. They're not making it easy for me:

Added by Richard Tulloch on September 21, 2010 at 8:17pm — 4 Comments

Bike helmet laws - the debate goes on

Very good article on helmets in the Sydney Morning Herald:

Until our infrastructure gets safer, I'll keep wearing my hard hat in Australia, but in Europe I like to feel the wind in my hair.…


Added by Richard Tulloch on September 16, 2010 at 9:22am — 14 Comments

Tested a Garmin Edge 500 computer

I tested my legs, lungs and a Garmin Edge 500 computer while trailing my very fit son around Sydney's national parks.

Legs and lungs struggled, but the rides got a tick, as did the computer:

Added by Richard Tulloch on August 31, 2010 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Riding the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney's bike infrastructure is improving fast, and it's now an easy route to get to the iconic coathanger. And worth it when you do!

Added by Richard Tulloch on August 20, 2010 at 6:16pm — No Comments

How the Dutch cycle system gets it right

Navigating around the Netherlands by bike is easy, thanks to the brilliant bike network system. I tried it out and it works a treat:

Added by Richard Tulloch on May 25, 2010 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Cadel Evans speaks to me!

Great to finally meet the man, and to make a modest contribution to his Giro efforts before he left Holland for Italy.

Added by Richard Tulloch on May 12, 2010 at 1:41am — No Comments

My Giro tips for Cadel

The Giro d'Italia starts this weekend in that great Italian city, Amsterdam. I know the cycling routes here very well, and have some tips for Cadel on:

Added by Richard Tulloch on May 6, 2010 at 3:55am — 2 Comments

Riding the dyke to Marken, Holland - another lovely ride, another vicious headwind!

Holland is flat, so cycling should be easy, but even a gentle breeze becomes a hurricane when you're perched up on a dyke.

Added by Richard Tulloch on April 17, 2010 at 3:11am — No Comments

Riding round Texel Island, Netherlands

The Dutch have so many perfect cycling routes it's hard to choose between them. But this one is a favourite with the locals:

Added by Richard Tulloch on April 13, 2010 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Cycling round Zeeland, Netherlands - bikes on important dykes

Four days of lovely riding, checking out the Dutch solution to rising sea levels.

Here's the link to what I wrote:

Added by Richard Tulloch on January 31, 2010 at 6:15am — No Comments

Our 500km ride/walk across Holland

We rode and walked the Pieterpad, a long distance route crossing Holland from North to South. Riding was faster!

Added by Richard Tulloch on December 30, 2009 at 5:44am — No Comments

Cycling round Friesland, Netherlands

Cute villages, picturesque countryside, flat cycle paths and super bike-friendly infrastructure - riding round Friesland is as good as it gets! See

Added by Richard Tulloch on December 10, 2009 at 7:37am — No Comments

Best one day ride out of Amsterdam?

Going to Holland and have a day free for a ride? This is my highly recommended pick for the best one day tour, great for beginners and for tough guys.

Added by Richard Tulloch on November 23, 2009 at 7:13am — No Comments

Picture Postcard Pedalling - cycling round Holland's Green Heart

This could be the best ride in the world's best cycle touring country - flat, safe, beautiful, interesting, historical, with easy access to food, beds and alcohol...shame about the weather, though. Here's my take on it:

Added by Richard Tulloch on November 13, 2009 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Colour clash - cycling Denmark's Bornholm Island

I know, I know - if you've only got limited time to tour Europe, Denmark may not be on top of your 'must do' list. But it's a great country for riding. The Danes are almost as bike mad as the Dutch, the infrastructure and roads are great, everyone speaks English better than you do, and there is plenty to see along the way. Here's my blog on riding round Bornholm Island, clashing with their cool Danish colour schemes:…


Added by Richard Tulloch on November 3, 2009 at 3:32pm — 2 Comments

My take on the Gong Ride (with very average photos)

The Sydney/Wollongong classic is always a great day. Entries limited to 10,000 this year, which made for slightly less traffic in the peleton. I took the camera, but bike cam was wobbly (I need both hands to steer on the spectacular bits). Then I just wanted to get to the finish not too far behind my son - and made it! But here's the link to my blog:…


Added by Richard Tulloch on November 3, 2009 at 4:56am — 2 Comments

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