2017 Indian Pacific Wheel Race

Indian Pacific Wheel Race mourns death of British rider Mike Hall

British competitor Mike Hall has died tragically during the first edition of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race. Hall was struck by a car on the Monaro Highway south of Canberra at approximately 6:20am on Friday morning. “I can suggest, given the nature of the collision, an investigation into the circumstances would suggest the rider of …

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Kristof Allegaert takes handy lead into Indian Pacific Wheel Race finale

Belgian ultra-endurance cyclist Kristof Allegaert appears to be riding his way to victory in the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race, the 5,500km solo, unsupported bike-packing race across Australia. Allegaert has now passed through the Australian capital of Canberra, having covered more than 5,000km in the 12.5 days since the race began in Fremantle, Western Australia. …

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Hall closes in on Allegaert as the Indian Pacific Wheel Race approaches its final 1,000km

For the past 12 days, Mike Hall has been chasing Kristof Allegaert across Australia. Since day one of the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race — a 5,500km solo, unsupported race from Fremantle to Sydney — the pair have occupied the first two spots. Less than 100km has separated the pair for much of that time. …

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Starting the Indian Pacific Wheel Race again after 1,150km: Juliana Buhring’s story

Less than a week ago Juliana Buhring found herself in the remote Australian outback on her bike, struggling to breathe, her heart racing and her body puffing up. An alarmingly severe allergic reaction forced her to pull the pin on her dash across Australia in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race and to head back to …

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Bikes and gear of the 2017 Indian Pacific Wheel Race

When you set out to race 5,500km across Australia, you want to make sure you’ve got the right tool for the job. From the dead flat roads and headwinds of the Nullarbor Plain, to the long climbs of the Great Dividing Range, the riders of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race face challenges of all different …

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How to follow the Indian Pacific Wheel Race and who you should watch

A showdown between some of the world’s best ultra-endurance racers is set to begin when the first running of the 5,500km Indian Pacific Wheel Race kicks off at 6am (9am AEDT) Saturday. Two men who just keep winning race after race in the world of long distances and little sleep, Mike Hall and Kristof Allegaert, …

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The Indian Pacific Wheel Race: Once-in-a-lifetime adventure or folly for the foolhardy?

When the clock strikes 6:00am in Fremantle, Western Australia this Saturday morning, around 70 cyclists will start a race across Australia that will take the best of them nearly two weeks to finish. The Indian Pacific Wheel Race (or ‘Indy Pac’ for short) has no prize money, no trophies, and no massive crowds – just …

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