July 24, 2015

Florence to Amsterdam – 1,900km 21 days – Leonardo (GCR Europe Ride Manager) – follow his story – Stage 3.

Stage 3. from Modena to Verona, alone. https://www.strava.com/activities/338843331 Saturday 8th July 2015 Wake up! mmmh no. I wake up, he’s already awake: he didn’t sleep all night so before breakfast he tells me that he’s going to take a train to Verone and join me there around the famous Arena. Oh, like saying “let’s meet…

July 22, 2015

Florence to Amsterdam – 1,900km 21 days – Leonardo (GCR Europe Ride Manager) – follow his story – Stage 2.

Stage 2: from a bungalow on the rives of the Lake of Suviana to Modena https://www.strava.com/activities/338215287 Friday 7th July 2015 We wake up pretty early in the silence of the woods, very high pines spreading large shadow and protecting from the sun. Morning toelette activity as possible, then fill the bags in order, storing properly…

July 21, 2015

Florence to Amsterdam – 1,900km 21 days – Leonardo (GCR Europe Ride Manager) – follow his story – Stage 1.

Stage 1 https://www.strava.com/activities/337640739 from Florence railway station to a bungalow on the rives of Lake of Suviana We meet at Termini station in Rome, bikes and accessories are fitted properly, bags do not shake, all is in its place. There is a bit of anxiety in the air, that’s normal, my sister came for an…

July 20, 2015

My name is Marshall and I rode in NYC – twice!

DAY 1: Central Park, NYC to River Road, NJ My name is Marshall. I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area. I visited New York City to see my wife’s family. I decided while in town, I’d like to get a few rides in, so, I contacted GlobalCycleRides.com (GCR) and set up two days of riding….

July 13, 2015

aQuelle Tour Durban

See why the aQuelle Tour Durban is a cycling event not to be missed. If you are travelling to SA, a great weekend of cycling. Watch out for the 2016 dates. http://www.tourdurban.co.za/  

June 28, 2015

Paris – Brest – Paris 2015

One of the great things about cycling is the people that you meet. On the recent Gold Coast Peaks Challenge training ride, Michel Wong was warming up for this years Paris-Brest-Paris 2015 event. Michael is well prepared, having spend Aud$17,000 on his custom built bike with all the gadget required for a comfortable 1200km ride…

June 25, 2015

GCR Paris Ride Malakoff – Versail – Saint Remy Les Chevreuse- Malakoff – 115km

Travelling Ride Leader Martin from Canada, reports on his Paris ride! The ride began in Malakoff where I was greeted by Sam, the GCR bike operator in Paris. Sam was extremely accommodating and very knowledgeable about the area and the biking industry. He provided me with a high end carbon bike fitted to my measurements to…

June 24, 2015

Gold Coast Peaks Challenge Training Ride

Last weekend some of us did the Sydney training ride north the the Gold Coast Peaks Challenge event with a 125km ride from Hornsby north on the old Pacific Highway to Calgary, Somersby and Peats Ridge. Good to see a strong turnout with about 30 riders. Just past the halfway point a welcome rest and refuel…

June 8, 2015


Two bits of tarmac walk into a bar, they order a drink as they turn from the bar a scruffy green bit of tarmac shoves past and spills one of their drinks. The first bit of tarmac starts to say something, but is quickly hushed and moved on by the second. as they reach the…