Mulga Wires – unforgettable stories about cycling tours

“Mulga” is a colloquial word used to define the Australian bush, the Australian Outback or the area outside urban Australia. Since European settlement Australia’s “bush telegraph” or “mulga wires” was renown for passing on information and stories between towns, homesteads and individuals. With the aid of this newfangled digital technology our blog Mulga Wires continues this story telling tradition.

Our focus will be the broad topic of cycling tours providing information and sharing biking stories from a variety of sources and periods in time including the current activities of Mulga Bicycle Tours.

If there is a bike tour topic you would like to know more about please Contact Us.

11.15am - Day 2 Gears and Beers 3-day Canberra tour

06 November 2020

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Mt Pleasant is one of the lesser visited lookouts in Canberra and is the site of The Royal Australian Artillery Memorial.

We are now looking back at Dairy Farmers Hill @nationalarboretumcanberra, at the other end of the lake, where we stood yesterday. By taking in both lookouts you get marvellous views of Lake Burley Griffin, the Parliamentary Triangle and the city centre of Canberra.

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10.13am - Day 2 Gears and Beers 3-day Canberra tour

06 November 2020

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“Griffins” A mural by @christopherpaultoth

This mural of Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony Griffin can be found on the side of the new Woolstore at Kingsborough Village @kingsboroughcbr. Together the Griffins won the international competition to design Canberra in 1912.

The mural’s location is significant as it is located on the corner of The Causeway and Cunningham Streets in Kingston, two streets planned by the Griffins over a century before the artwork was installed.

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3:27pm - Day 1 Gears and Beers 3-day Canberra tour

06 November 2020

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The Australian National University has turned a section of University Avenue into an outdoor art gallery called Exhibition Avenue @KambriANU

This image by Murray Fredericks was part of the WHERE I STAND exhibition and was part of Fredericks’ Salt Project (2003 - 2019) created at Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre), South Australia.

Geers and Beers social cycling group.

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3:13pm - Day 1 Gears and Beers 3-day Canberra tour

06 November 2020

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We think @ouranu is overlooked by visitors to Canberra so we always take our bicycle tour groups through the campus of the Australian National University and we always stay longer than we expect.
This sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress is called UNA.
Buttress worked with ANU astrophysicist Dr. Daniel Bayliss to map the 9,100 stars that we can see with the naked eye from Earth and then cut them as perforations into this reflective stainless steel sphere. Inside the sphere another 2 metre diameter sphere mirror is hidden. Our second photo shows that by looking through one of the stars you can see a microcosm of our night sky. Go and have a look.

Gears and Beers social cycling group.

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10:51am - Day 1 Gears and Beers 3-day Canberra tour

06 November 2020

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Last week we hosted the Gears and Beers social cycling group from the Central Coast for a three-day bicycle tour around Canberra. Day 1 was mostly #cyclinginrain but we all enjoyed ourselves.

This was our first bike tour in 11 months due to the impact of bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic. It was great to be showing people Australia again.

These polished stainless steel cones by #bertflugelman are in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Australia. #nationalgalleryaus

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We are running Australian cycling tours again

06 November 2020

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After nearly 11 months we are pleased to be offering and running day and multi-day Australian cycling tours again.

Our scheduled bicycle tours will recommence in late February 2021. In the meantime, we are offering Private and Custom Cycling Tours which can be arranged by simply Contacting Us.

To handle the uncertainty of booking your cycling holiday we have introduced our COVID-19 Flexible Booking Reassurance – you can find out more here.

We will be showing you some photos from our reconnaissance rides for new cycling routes as well as replaying some of our recent group cycling tours.

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Sarah Maddock talks with The Bicycle Show on 94.7 FM 'The Pulse'

Sarah Maddock talks with The Bicycle Show on 94.7 FM 'The Pulse'

05 February 2020

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