Not sure what to ride this week? Check out the latest and greatest from around the world with Pick n Mix volume 32.
Featuring a selection of routes from around the world, this collection takes you to Australia, Denmark and the USA.
We welcome two new contributors, Sandra Whitaker who’s created Bondi Junction Loop and Stu Moysey who’s sent us our first-ever ride from Tasmania’s King Island.
King Island is historically renowned for its lighthouses, shipwreck beef and cheese, but more recently it’s become a golfer’s paradise with the magnificent Cape Wickham Golf Links.
Sandra Whitaker is also the kid new on the block with her Bondi Junction Loop, a relaxing little jaunt around the inner suburbs of Sydney.
The women’s World Team, Team Uno-X captured the ITT ahead of the Tour of Scandinavia. Anouska Koster managed to complete this route in 21mins22secs so if you’re looking for a fast, flat-out route, make sure you check this one out.
Find all these rides under NEW in the FulGaz app or by searching the contributor’s surname.
Filmed on a rare sunny King Island day this ride starts in in Lynwood, a town of three houses in central King Island. You’ll ride south along the undulating grassy road for a few kilometres before turning right and heading down toward Grassy Harbour. Along the Harbour you’ll ride along the break water to the penguin colony, before turning around and pushing yourself back up the 6% incline from the harbour toward home.More Info
A flat scenic ride through the inner West of Melbourne, you start on the banks of the Maribyrnong travelling south along bike paths. The opening stretch is through some grubby industrial estate but once you see the Westgate Bridge in the distance you'll be tapping away with the sunshine on your back. As you ride past the power station, see if you can out sprint the tug boat in the river next to you.More Info
A cruisy trundle along the Maribyrnong River from Footscray, you'll pedal along a mix of sealed bike paths with a couple of gravel sections to keep you entertained along the way. There's a little pinch about halfway along to keep you on your toes, so watch out. The Maribyrnong River was one of the early commercial rivers, supplying all the gunpowder to the colony of Victoria in the 1800s. Previously is was a warehousing district with tanneries, abattoirs, and other heavy industries.More Info
The course has a technical start. Quiet some corners where you need to pay some attention in real life when you’re riding it on the Time Trial bike. Then a middle part with some longer and steady sections on everything between 0,5-2.4km. This is where they will focus on the aero tuck position and achieve the highest speed. On the way back you enter the same technical part as on the way out. Dare to push hard in each section between each corner, where you will have the chance for a short breath in/breath out.More Info
Embark on a thrilling duck and dive journey through some of Sydney's iconic landmarks. From Bondi Junction, you'll navigate twisty paths through Centennial Park then swoop past the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground. Feel the electric buzz as you pedal past Allianz Stadium, where passionate fans are flocking for an epic Sydney Swans game. The route continues over the spiral ascent pedestrian bridge past the solemn Korean War Memorial and the picturesque greens of Moore Park, returning via Centennial Park Paddington Gate and back to Bondi Junction.More Info
Starting at the bridge across the Androscoggin River in Gilead, Maine , you quickly find yourself on a narrow, well paved road that enters the White Mountain National Forest. The first few miles are a gentle incline with numerous views of the Wild River. This is late spring and the foliage displays many shades of lush green. The last few miles have a moderate ramp up in grade, however the view at the top will be worth it. Evan’s Notch is popular one for the cyclists. This is a great ride if you want a quick and doable climbing workout. Note - this has the same end point as the Evans Notch ride, which approaches from the more challenging South side.More Info
This ride goes through New Gloucester, Maine, which was incorporated on March 8, 1774. It’s an old area by American standards and if you keep an eye out on the sides of the road, you’ll see many impressive examples of old houses of both wood and brick, The apple trees, lilacs, and other trees are in bloom and provide a colorful backdrop to the ride. You will occasionally see trees with deep red leaves, the popular red maple. Oh, almost forgot - there is a gravel section and also several double digit climbs to keep the ride interesting.More Info