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April 10th, 2017 | Blog Latest

t is overcast but pleasant for the start of the final day of Pollie Pedal for 2017. The overnight rain has passed, promising reasonable weather for our 100 kilometre journey through Sydney to our final destination at North Head. Joining us for the final day is Andrew Wallace, the Member […]

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April 9th, 2017 | Blog Latest

Today was a Pollie Pedal rest day. Apart from the climb over Razorback Ridge, we had a relatively leisurely 65 kilometre ‘coffee shop’ ride from Mittagong to Camden. It was mostly downhill from the edge of the Southern Highlands to the outskirts of Sydney. Last night, some of our sponsors […]

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April 8th, 2017 | Blog Latest | Tags:

We awoke to thick fog in Goulburn for the start of day 6 of Pollie Pedal, a 120 kilometre cycle to Mittagong. Following breakfast in the municipal park, we were soon riding out of town, led by four young cyclists from the Goulburn Cycling Club. Luke Gosling, the Member for […]

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April 7th, 2017 | Blog Latest | Tags:

The sight of the communications tower on Black Mountain was a welcome relief for the peloton as we approached the national capital after a fast 120 kilometre cycle from Cooma. Along the way, we stopped to visit the Bredbo primary school and its nine pupils. Coming into Canberra, a group […]

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April 5th, 2017 | Blog Latest | Tags:

  Many of the towns we visit on Pollie Pedal have a connection to federation. Our starting point, Albury, was an early selection for the national capital. Under the agreement between Victoria and New South Wales, the capital was to be in the latter state, but more than 100 miles […]

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April 4th, 2017 | Blog Latest | Tags:

  Wagga has a strong association with the Australian Defence Forces. Recruits to the army, whether regular or reserve, have undertaken their initial training at Kapooka, a few kilometres to the west of the town, for many years. To the east is the Air Force establishment at Forest Hill. Our […]

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April 3rd, 2017 | Blog Latest | Tags:

    It is a pleasant Autumn morning in Albury, the large inland city on the Murray River, where cyclists and support staff gathered on Sunday afternoon for the 20th Pollie Pedal. Over the next eight days, the group of 40 – 50 cyclists will ride 1,000 kilometres from Albury […]

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April 10th, 2016 | Blog Latest

Pollie Pedal 2016 – Day 8: Goulburn to Canberra The last overnight stop for the 2016 Pollie Pedal for Carer’s Australia was in Goulburn. The historic town was Australia’s first inland city, and still retains many charming buildings from more than a century ago. A number of spouses and families […]

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April 9th, 2016 | Blog Latest

Pollie Pedal 2016 – Day 7: Oberon to Goulburn A sumptuous spit roast at the Oberon Golf Club was a welcome antidote to another long day in the saddle for the Pollie Pedal. The riders finished the day with an uphill slog in the rain knowing that they had traversed […]

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April 8th, 2016 | Blog Latest

Pollie Pedal 2016 Day 6: Orange to Oberon Our overnight stop was at Orange, the fastest growing city in New South Wales. Home to more than 40,000 people, the birthplace of ‘Banjo’ Paterson is a thriving regional hub. The extensive vineyards on the surrounding slopes are testament to the popularity […]

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