Other Useful Links

Island Cycle Tours
(present status unknown)
Island Cycle Tours are the only Tasmanian owned and operated tourism operator that is solely focused on cycling. Their tours are run by the best guides with a passion for Tasmania, meaning you get the best local knowledge in true Tasmanian friendly spirit. They offer a tour for everybody, from 3 hour mountain descents to 10 day tours for the serious cyclist. Explre our website for a tour category that meets your needs.    

Green Island Tours Self guided or escorted, fully supported tours. Expect personal attention and great value for money. Also touring bike hire.    

PedalBite.com PedalBite is a nifty little website for mountain bikers (or anybody) in the Tasmanian area. It's all strictly non-profit, just a place for people to post pictures and trail reviews and write in the forum.    

Touring Tasmania TouringTasmania is a handy website full of useful information about places to see and stay in Tasmania.    

Tasmanian HPV Enthusiast Club Tas HPV are a group of people, mainly in the North West part of Tasmania who are into building and riding recumbent cycles. They aim to be a catalist for awareness of HPV's in Tasmania and are keen to offer assistance in the design and construction or purchase of a machine.    

Phatt Bikes Custom bike manufacturers in Queenstown, web site run by Matt Turner    

Networking Tasmanian Adventures Cycling is a healthy way to explore historic villages, country back roads and natural areas at the perfect pace. Smell the scenery as you cycle along rivers, down mountains and through weekend markets. Indulge yourself in the evenings at historic inns and rural B & B's. Tasmania offers a variety of terrain for all levels of fitness and energy.    

Swan Tours Our aim is to provide a first class personal experience for all our guests that encompasses all that Tasmania has to offer. Swan tours offers a wide range of tour options in and around Tasmania for the individual and group traveller alike...the total Tasmanian experience.    

Tasmanian Expeditions On our cycle tours we explore historic villages, quiet country back roads and the fabulous east coast, our support vehicle with us all the way. Some days we swap cycling for short walks. The experiences range from camping, cabins and bunkhouses in out of the way places, to luxury Heritage listed accommodation, and from 1 to 6 days in duration.    

Tasmanian Trail The Tasmanian Trail is a long distance multi-purpose recreational trail extending from Devonport on the northern coast of Tasmania to Dover in the south. It has a length of 480 kilometres. From its conception it was intended for use by walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Therefore it differs from other trails that have usually started as walking tracks and are therefore restricted in use. The trail links up existing forestry roads and fire trails, country roads and occasionally crosses private land. Up to 90% of the Trail is on some form of made road or track. For more information contact peter_fehre@yahoo.com.au .    

bikehiretasmania Hire our bikes and cycle around the sites of Tasmania. We are a fully owned subsidiary of Ray Appleby Cycles, Tasmania's premier cycle dealer. Conveniently located in Hobart and Launceston, we are able to offer the best hire bikes, knowledge and service to allow you to explore and experience the best Tasmania has to offer.    

Velosmith Quality Handmade Touring Bikes for Those Passionate About Their Cycling. For anyone passionate about their cycling who can look beyond the marketing hype of the mainstream bicycle industry a handmade frame equipped with the most appropriate components, like any quality tool, will provide years of satisfaction, reliability and comfort.    

viator.com Cycle tours in Tasmania.    

Sport and Recreation Tasmania Department of Economic Development - Sport and Recreation Tasmania’s vision is all Tasmanians being physically active through sport and recreation.    

Cycling Tasmania The Tasmanian branch of Cycling Australia - a major player in Australian's sporting culture ... growing from its rich heritage into a truly national sporting activity accessible to all Australians.    

Tasmanian Bike Council The Tasmanian Bicycle Council (TBC) is the peak body for recreational and transport cycling in Tasmania. Cycling organisations and Bicycle User Groups that share the goals of the TBC are welcome to apply for membership. Membership is not open to individuals.    

Look Who’s Littering The next time an object is thrown at you from a car when riding your bike, such as drink containers, bottles or other rubbish, you now have a course of action. The State government has introduced a litter reporting hotline. If you record the licence plate and details of the vehicle and the time and location that the incident occurred and report it to the litter hotline, the driver will receive a fine for littering.    

Cool Pool tas.com.au Tasmania’s first and only specialized, state wide carpooling resource!    

Mole Creek visitor information Mole Creek - magic above ground and below! Mole Creek offers a range of natural and man-made attractions with appeal for young and old and is ideally located as a base for touring the central north of Tasmania.    

Hobart Bike Kitchen Aims to: 1) Restore and fix donated and salvaged bicycles to provide a source of low cost bikes in hobart. 2) Run events allowing people to learn bike maintenance skills as well as confidence cycling in traffic etc. 3) Host a space with the required tools and equipment in which cyclists can meet at prearranged times to preform maintenance and teach others. 4) Hence foster the Bike Community and Bike Culture in Hobart as well as encouraging new people into cycling.    

Orienteering Tasmania - Mountain Bike Navigation MTBNav events are held on tracks and roads in the bush and suburbs, and require you to find checkpoints using a provided map to navigate your way around a course on your mountain bike. Navigation is very straight forward, and anyone capable of using a street directory is more than able to successfully complete these events. Go at the pace you choose, challenge yourself to have a go, and most of all enjoy the ride. Courses are scaled for all ages and abilities, male and female. Most events are ridden solo, with some longer ones being for Teams.    

Cycling Clubs

Contact Person Phone Number Type of Cycling
Southernpedals Keith Mobbs 62660004 road cycling to mountain biking
Hobart Walking Club

yes HWC have a sub group that do lots of regular social rides
Salamanca Cyclist's Touring Club

Touring / Day Rides
Audax Tasmania David Killick - Audax
BMX Association Tasmania Lorraine Andrew 62659500 BMX Racing
Mersey Valley Cycling Club Val James 015 300527  
Triathlon Tasmania Dale Parker 62336619 Triathlon
Coastal Seniors Cycling Club Trevor Britton 64315212 Racing / Social
Cradle Coast Mountain Bike Club - - newly formed group looking to develop mountain biking in the northwest of Tasmania
Northern Districts Cycling Club Ron Bryan 63918319 Road Racing / Track
Northern Veterans Cycling Club

NVCC is the largest club in Launceston with around 100 registered members
Bicycle Tasmania North West  
 Richard Wilson
  Riding for pleasure, advocacy, safety  
Launceston BMX Club Patrick O'Callaghan 6331 9192 BMX racing several Sundays each month, for kids from 5 to 75, at the St Leonards Sports Complex
Launceston City Cycling Club Robyn Bailey 0407030023 Road/ Track/ MTB
Tasmanian Cycling Federation Robyn Bailey 0407030023 Cycle Racing
Southern Tasmanian Cycling Club Inc Stephen Bray (Secretary)                  62471647 Road racing for veterans
Dirt Devils Richard Quinn             0408 370 880       MTB. We cater to Road/Track/Time Trial - XC/DH/MTNX
The Hobart Wheelers Andrew Hanigan             0417 142 918       Road
Tasmanian Mountain Bikes Inc. Andrew Nichols 6425 5223 MTB
Burnie City Cycling Club Alan Johnson 6462 1844 Road /Track
West Tamar Cycling Club Paul Manion 6394 7060 Road /Track

Bicycle User Group Contacts

Kingborough Bicycles Users Group
Graeme Watt (Acting Secretary)
or Councillor Flora Fox             (03) 6211-8200      
c/o Kingborough Council
Channel Hwy Kingston Tas 7050

City of Glenorchy Bicycle Committee
c/o Rod Marshall
or Alderman Stuart Slade             (03) 6249-1300      
or Rod Marshall                             (03) 6274-0778      
Glenorchy City Council
374 Main Rd Glenorchy Tas 7010

Brighton Bicycle Users Group
Kim Stansfield
Brighton Council
Tivoli Rd, Gagebrook Tas 7030

Hobart City Council
Transport engineer and Sectetary of the Hobart City Council Bicycle Plan Advisory Committee
Mark Broadley             (03) 6238-2804      
or Alderman Jeff Briscoe
PO Box 503E
Hobart Tas 7001

Clarence Council Bicycle Committee
Alderman Deidre Wilson 5243 9379 (h)
38 Bligh St Rosny Park Tas 7018

Tamar Bicycle User Group
Launceston Area
Malcolm Cowan President

Bus Services

Tasmanian Tigerline/ TassieLink operate services between the main regional centres. Tigerline has been observed to have bike racks on many of its buses, but check with them for details.

Tasmanian Redline operate services between the main regional centers.

Metro Tasmania are the government bus service, operating within Hobart, Launceston, Burnie. They have very good online route maps for planning your travel within cities but don't allow bikes on board. We've even had reports of folding bikes being refused.

http://www.discovertasmania.com/travel_information/bus_timetables (has some bus company links)

Road Rules

Here are our own collection of relevant rules from other sites.

A Tasmanian Guide to the Australian Road Rules - from Tasmanian Government Department of Energy, Infrastructure and Resources (Main Roads). Hasn't got much detail, and 'The Law' links at the end are very difficult to wade through unless you really know what you're after.

  • Two abreast riding for bicyclists, motorcyclists and animal riders in single lanes is now legal on Tasmanian roads.
  • Cyclists must ride in bicycle lanes where these are provided on a roadway, unless it is impracticable to do so.
  • Bicycle riders in the far left-hand lane of a roundabout with two or more lanes must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout.

Commonly unknown road rules (Bicycle User Research Group) - a great resource - thanks to Marrickville South Sydney Bicycle Group.

If the PDF file containing the road rules on the above website ever disappears you can find a copy of it here too (10 pages, 188 KB).

Bicycle Transportation Alliance photos showing how New Road Rules will Discourage Cycling.

Queensland State Government road rules. Check under 'Bicycles'. Quite good.

New South Wales State Government road rules.

Queensland State Government road rules.

South Austalian State Government road rules.

Interstate Clubs

Bicycle New South Wales Contact info@bicyclensw.org.au

Bicycle Queensland Contact bqinfo@bq.org.au

Bicycle Institute of South Australia Contact secretary@bisa.asn.au

Bicycle Victoria Contact bicyclevic@bv.com.au

Brisbane Bicycle Touring Club Contact president@bbta-au.org

Pedal Power ACT Inc Contact pedalpower@pedalpower.org.au. Pedal Power is a non-government organisation, which was founded in 1974, to act as a rallying point for cyclists in the Australian Capital Territory and Queanbeyan regions, and to represent the interests of cyclists in Canberra.

BikeWest - Western Australia Cycling Pages Contact cycling@dpi.wa.gov.au

Bicycle Association Gold Coast

Bicycle SA Making a difference to our (South Australian) Community through responsive, decisive, leadership and the creation of opportunities for Cycling to be a legitimate and safe Recreational activity, sporting pursuit and transport option which delivers sustainability.

Tea Tree Tourers (South Australia) Contact David Foster. South Australia's Bicycle Touring Club - lots of overseas touring info.

Munda Biddi Trail Western Australia Contact Foundation@mundabiddi.org.au . Western Australia's first long distance off-road cycle trail.

Other Links

Bicycle Federation of Australia is Australia's national bicycle advocacy organisation for recreation, transportation and health. The Bicycle Federation of Australia (BFA) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to expanding choice and opportunity for recreation, transport, and healthy activity for all Australians. The BFA is the national peak body representing non-competitive cyclists.

Australian Bicycle Council is the national body that manages and coordinates implementation of Australia Cycling - The National Strategy 1999-2004. The Strategy has six objectives covering improvements to cycling in the areas of coordination, integration, facilities, safety, information and education.

The Cycling Promotion Fund is a Bicycle Industries Australia Ltd. initiative established in 1999 to help the bicycle industry take collective action to increase bicycle use.

Bicycles Network Australia is Australia's top cycling portal and gives you a head start into the online Bicycle world with all Australian Bicycle shops, clubs, organisations and international brands and manufacturers listed. The Great Aussie Cycling Calender 2003 has details for all important events.

Bicyclingdirect Are an online shop that offer huge benefits to customers through a rewards programme, as well as donating a portion of each sale to non profit cycling organizations and clubs. Contact Mark Stiegler,ph-             1300 13 45 15      , fax- +61 3 5367 5777 or email

Aussie Cycling Links Link to all things cycling.

velorution Strange name, but fascinating site - Dismantling the car economy, celebrating bicycle culture.

Fat Tyre Adventures Ltd Fat Tyre Adventures Ltd offer one day, multi day Mountain bike tours with options from Heli biking to a picnic ride. We tailor the rides/tours to suit you, with over 20 trail options -- that’s more ride choices than any other Mountain bike guiding company in NZ.

Cycle Sport News Cycle Sport News is a cycling site dedicated to presenting Australian-specific news and information about all forms of cycle sport including Track, Road, BMX, Mountain Bike, Cycle Speedway, Penny Farthings, Wheel Chair Athletes and Recreational cycling in all states.

Riverland Cycling Club Homepage of the Riverland Cycling Club (SA), featuring photos, results, racing programme and general information about the club.

Victoria Police - VirtualBike This site is designed to provide information that will enable cyclists to develop safe, effective and practical strategies when riding a bike. It provides advice on safety and security issues and also gives an insight into who rides, where they ride and how they do it.

SBS television CyclingCentral SBS Television is giving Australian audiences their weekly dose of wall-to-wall cycling with CYCLING CENTRAL. The magazine program - nominated as a finalist in the 2005 Australian Sports Commission Media Awards for 'Best Commitment to the Coverage of Sport' - returns from its hiatus on Sunday 4 December in a new regular timeslot of 5.30pm.

Womens Cycling This website aims to encourage women of all ages and levels of experience to enjoy the buzz of cycling more often.

George Farnsworth Travel Info Information on travelling with bikes around the world.

Australian Bicycle Council Cycling Resource Centre The CRC is a is a convenient and user friendly ‘one stop shop’ for those involved in the planning and provision of cycling facilities and programs including planners, engineers and others to access a wide range of topics in one central location.

warmshowers.org: hospitality for touring cyclists The Warm Showers List is a hospitality list for touring cyclists. People who are willing to host cyclists sign up and provide their contact information, and may occasionally have someone stay with them and share great stories and a drink.

www.cyclecentral.com.au An on-line bicycle store which is both an information site and a sales site. As part of our information site we have compiled a maps catalogue for each state. Both city and rural maps are available and each map shows the bicycle paths and preferred cycle routes. We hope that these maps will make it easier for riders to find their way around new areas or to find the best routes within their own areas. By making it easier and safer to cycle we hope to encourage more people to take part in riding as a sport or leisurely activity and encourage people to adopt a healthier lifestyle. We also provide riders with riding tips, news and an events calendar which incorporates events from all states and categories of riding.

www.cycleindonesia.com.au/ January '09. 1200km, 19 cycle days, 8 rest days.