The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

The Rolling Grounds

In March, just before COVID-19 lockdowns started, I managed to run away for a two night hike in Kosciuszko National Park. I had always wanted to get up onto the Rolling Grounds so that was the goal. The Rolling Grounds are an area of high alpine meadows, linking peaks and ridgelines high up at the top of Australia, so are absolutely spectacular once you get there. The trouble though is […]

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Alpholation Running

COVID-19, Social Distancing, Lockdown – all words I had never heard of or thought would apply to me before this year. Now, like so many others, I am trying to find ways to keep fit and stay sane in a very different world to what I knew. So, with a little inspiration from my friend SmilingLeaf and some of Alistair Humphrey’s newsletters, I have decided to run every street in […]

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Day walk – Schlink Hut

Friends and I had planned to hike up in the Barrington Tops National Park this summer and maybe fit in a canyon as well. It is a trip we have been claiming we plan to do for years really, ever since a mate moved to Newcastle, but somehow it has never quite happened. This year fires and park closures gave us yet another reason why the trip wouldn’t go. As […]

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Cornwall – without enough time!

Earlier this week we finished up a long weekend in Cornwall, exploring a few of the cute little towns and ports. For the first few days we were housesitting a young puppy named Letty and spent our days cruising around the villages near our housesit, swimming and walking from Cove to Cove. We really struggled with exploring towns with a 6month old dog in tow, mostly because of the innumerable […]

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