Video: Roadtripping the Victorian High Country

by Andy van Bergen


Last month, in what we naively assumed were the last tendrils of the Melbourne summer, we assembled a small crew to pull together the next instalment in our ongoing Roadtripping series.

With the entire state of Victoria in front of us we decided to make the most of our CyclingTips teamcar, and sketch out a gravel grinder’s wishlist of must-ride locations among the pointy stuff of the High Country.

In planning for the trip we made an inadvertent discovery: a significant unsealed climb off the back of Mt. Baw Baw — Mt. St Gwinear — had only previously been climbed by five riders on Strava. That discovery would prompt us to take the Scott Addict Gravel Grinders we had on loan and use them in the way they were intended: to discover new frontiers.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Next week we’ll be bringing you the full feature [Update: it’s online now!] along with the incredible wall-to-wall images from photographer Tim Bardsley-Smith. For the moment, sit back and enjoy the video above, shot by BikeExchange/CyclingTips videographer Malcolm Bloedel.

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