Originally from the Netherlands, cycling runs in Martin’s blood. The 58-year-old now calls Australia’s national capital, Canberra, home.

He started riding bikes from a very early age, joining the local bike club, and loves exploring the world on cycling holidays with his wife.

Like so many of us, he’s now enjoying a second cycling life after real life took over for a while, and is looking to grow old riding.

Martin is a first-time contributor to FulGaz and has produced a stunning collection of routes for FulGaz.

After noticing that no one had recorded any rides for Canberra as yet, and being a keen rider, he thought it would be a great opportunity to share this with other FulGaz riders across the world.

Here’s a little bit more about the Territorian.

 Favourite rides in real life?

From Stromlo Forest park to Uriarra Crossing and back to Mt Stromlo. It does have anything you need for a great bike ride, climbs and fast descents and beautiful landscapes to enjoy along the way.

Favourite FulGaz ride & why?

Sella Ronda Clockwise. Fantastic cycling in a stunning area, it feels and looks like it’s real life!

Favourite cycling memory?

My favourite cycling memory is finishing La Marmotte* in France. Took me 12 hours but the finish on top of the Alpe Huez after such a long and hard ride so it’s not one that’s easy to forget. La Marmotte is an annual, one-day event in France for amateur cyclists. The first event held in 1982 makes it one of the oldest events of its kind and in France. This event remains one of the most popular rides today attracting upwards of 7000 riders each year.

How did you start filming rides for FulGaz?

I noticed no one had recorded any rides for Canberra as yet. Being out on the bike very often, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share this with other FulGaz rides across the world.

Martin Steffens

You can find all of Martin’s rides by searching “Steffens ” in the app. Make sure you follow Martin on Strava to get the inside information on the local ACT loops!