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Explore Corsica by le Tour

 In 2013 the Tour de France opening stages were held in Corsica with the entire circus staying on a ship which met the race at the finish of each stage. Watching on TV back in freezing Sydney in the middle of the night, the stunning Corsican scenery and sunshine provoked the statement “we have to […]

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L’Etape 2016 a Blast!

L’Etape Australia 2016 was so much more than an amazing event. A dozen or so Rollers headed south and joined in the amazing atmosphere in the Snowy Mountains for the inaugural L’Etape Australia 157km race. Staying in prime location accommodation at Perisher, the stage was set for a ripper weekend. Friday was spent with road […]

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Father & Son Combo Wins the Day

Blayney to Bathurst is a Cycling NSW sanctioned event with two distance options of 110 and 70km on closed roads. Entrants are self seeded into waves, two of which  are officially races. Despite that, all riders have a timing chip and a pinned-on number so we all know what that means! This year’s Forest Roller […]

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Breaking New Ground : Orange Newcrest Challenge Ride

  Last weekend saw a large Rollers contingent head out to central western New South Wales for Bicycle Network’s Orange Newcrest Challenge Ride.  Promoted as the premier ride in NSW, the advertised 170km and 2200m of climbing didn’t seem to pose too much of a challenge on paper.  After all, our weekend rides are often […]

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The six-zero club is growing

We’ve often heard it said that the Rollers come in all shapes and sizes.  They ride a huge variety of bike breeds.  And of course, all of them are “the best”. But even more significant than that is the variety of ages, ranging from 18-62.  Well, recently, Kerry officially joined the “Six Zero Club” and […]

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Ride Report – Blayney to Bathurst (B2B) 2015

After numerous discussions over coffee, associated fanciful family camping trips, transport changes and other diversions, with just over 24hrs to the starters horn the Forest Rollers had a team for the Blayney to Bathurst Cyclo Sportif. Of the four riders (Kevin Hazeldine, Tim Dent, David Jaggers and visiting Danish import Morten Gregerson ) only one […]

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2015 Peaks Challenge

The weekend commenced with a frenzy of texts and emails passing amongst “the Peakers” as they finalised logistics and accounted for the unfortunate withdrawal of comrades. As luck would have it, by 7:30 am the number of Rollers participating was again back to 7 with new recruits Minos and Rob now part of TEAM FR […]

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Ride Report – Gong 2014

It was a cooler than expected at 5:30 am when 7 Rollers, (Tracey, Greg, David, Joseph, Simon, Tony and me) in full SBS Team kit set out from the Bantry Bay RV for the annual MS Gong ride. We had a Roller Police escort, (Phil) as well as a pacemaker for the first 15ks, (Mark). […]

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Ride Report – Fitz’s Challenge 2014

The Fitz’s website says things like, “hardest ride”, “serious physical challenge”, “not for the feint hearted” and “dare to cycle above your limits” – we probably should’ve taken more notice. On a fine Canberra morning the Forest Rollers took on the 205 km Fitz’s Epic, which is billed as “a hill grinding odyssey with 4,030 […]

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Jersey Ride

The Forest Rollers have a new kit, and to celebrate and show case our new look a ride along the Northern Beaches was in order, stopping off for a group photograph and a coffee, or two, of course. The jersey design was the result of a club competition which saw a couple of dozen of […]

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