Tour of Bright

Tour of Bright: a legend two decades in the making

Hundreds of cyclists will descend on the Victorian alpine town of Bright this weekend for the 20th edition of the Tour of Bright. Compared to races like the Melbourne to Warrnambool or Grafton to Inverell the Tour of Bright is still relatively young but for amateur cyclists in Victoria (and indeed around Australia) the Tour …


ToB or not ToB?

In the week leading up to every edition of the Tour of Bright (ToB) I test my form up a local Melbourne climb called the 1 in 20. Each season I get about 15-20 seconds slower, but every year I to do less and less training because of the shift in priority in cycling takes …


Tour of Bright – Stuff Cyclists Say

Another year of the Tour of Bright has come and gone with another enormously successful event hosted and organised by the Alpine Cycling Club. With months of build up and anticipation, I can’t believe it’s already over.


Tour of Bright – Victim of Its Own Success?

Without a doubt the Tour of Bright is one of the best competitive events on the Victorian road racing calendar. Cyclists from all over the country come to race in some of the most stunning terrain in Australia. It’s got it all; real mountains, a time trial, a beautiful little town, summer weather, and a …


2011 Tour Of Bright Video Recap

This just in from the Alpine Cycling Club. If you didn’t get your entry in on time for the Tour of Bright this year, here’s what you missed…


Tour of Bright

The Tour of Bright was the headline event this weekend attracting competitors from all over Victoria, NSW and ACT. As usual, the Alpine Cycling Club and volunteers did an outstanding job at organising the race and arranging for beautiful weather for us.


Tour of Bright Come and Gone

Another Tour of Bright has quickly come and gone. There are 550 cyclists around Australia who are all in the same shape this morning and I don’t think any of us would have it any other way. I haven’t had such a great weekend of cycling since the last Tour of Bright. As long as …


Tour Of Bright Done And Dusted

Photo by James Broadway – me riding at a snail’s pace up Mt Hotham Well my favorite weekend of racing has quickly come and gone.   For those of you unfamiliar, the Tour of Bright is a 2 day, 3 stage race up in the Victorian Alps here in Australia.   It’s one of the only races …


Tour Of Bright Tips – When To Get A Massage

I’ve written four different posts for today and in the end wasn’t happy with any of them.  At the last moment I decided this topic is the most relevant since the Tour of Bright is less than 4 days away.   Even if you’ve never heard of the Tour of Bright you can still get something …


Tour Of Bright Tips – How To Taper

Photo of Pat Fitzpatrick ascending Mt Hotham The Tour of Bright is one of Australia’s biggest weekend stage races.  Riders will be making the trip all the way from Brisbane to Adelaide to make this their roadtrip of the year!  What makes this race so special is that it involves some of Australia’s biggest climbs …


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