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Overseas Cycling Adventures
What's Next (2014 - 2016)?

In August 2011 I took a group of 16 Ghostriders to complete a ride from Ulm (near the start of the Danube) through to Passau and then on to Vienna in Austria. From there we continued North to Prague and road across the Czech Republic back to Dresden .

In March 2012 13 Ghostriders completed our first African safari where we cycled, trekked and bussed through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Along the way we completed the highest abseil in the world from Table Mountain!!!!

In September 2012 18 Ghostriders travelled to Turkey to complete a ride and trek around Turkey. After 23 days in Turkey we travelled across the Aegean to Greece for another 13 days of exploring and sightseeing.

In May 2013 we will be returning to the Himalayas to complete a spectacular ride in Bhutan.

In September 2013 we went back to Europe to ride from Paris to the Atlantic, concentrating on the specacular Chateau Region of France.

In March 2014 we completed a two week ride around the South Island of New Zealand

In June 2014 we will be venturing further north to complete our first Scandinavian ride in Sweden and Norway. This trip is booked out.

In July 2014 we will be travelling to England to complete our first ever ride across the UK

Next year (2015) we will be completing another two European Rides, the first will take us across Italy in August and early September, the second part will take us from Paris to the Atlantic Coast through the amazing landscape of rural France. Applications for these rides are now open.

I am also planning another cycling and trekking adventure in Turkey, to be held sometime in 2015 or 2016. If you would like to be a part of this trip then you should let me know NOW.

I also have a long term plan of taking a group of Ghostriders to Antarctica. I am not sure when this will take place but, if you have bif dreams also, you should let me know now.

Let's share an adventurous life together !

Dennis Dawson



Upcoming Rides & Activities (or download full calendar here)

  • Thurs July 30th - alternate Thursday ride - start at FTG at 10 am
  • Saturday Aug 1st - Saturday morning Social Ride - start at Chesterfield Farm at 10 am
  • Thurs Aug 6th - Warby Trail Ride - start at Woori Yallock at 10 am
  • Sat 8th and Sun 9th August - Social Weekend in Echuca - Train from Melbourne
  • Thurs August 13th - Alternate Thursday Ride - start at Blackburn Lake at 10 am
  • Sat 15th August - Dan's Mystery Ride - start at Lilydale Lake at 10 am
  • Thurs August 20th - Warby Trail Ride - start at Woori Yallock at 10 am
  • Sat August 22nd - Saturday Morning Social Ride - start at Pakenham at 10 am
  • Tues August 25th - Ghostriders 2015 European Rides start
  • Thurs August 27th - Alternate Thursday Ride - start at Malvern East at 10 am
  • Sun August 30th - Upper Yarra Dam Ride - start at Launching Place Pub at 10 am

Ride Stories

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For all previous weekday ride stories click HERE
Lots of other weekend stories can be found HERE


Rider List
A list of current riders and their numbers

Overseas Adventure Challenges

Click HERE for 2006 China Ride
Click HERE for 2007 China Ride
Click HERE for 2008 China Ride
Click HERE for our 2009 Himalayan Challenge and pictures
Click HERE for the 2009 Danube Ride Story
Click HERE for some pictures of the 2010 South America Challenge
2011 Ulm to Vienna Ride - see the video on YouTube
2011 Prague to Dresden - video available soon
Click HERE for the 2012 Under African Skies Story
2012 Under African Skies - African Safari (completed)
2012 "Turkish Delights" Adventure (completed)
2012 "Greek Odyssey" Adventure (completed)
2013 French Revolutions - Cycling Trip (completed)
2013 Bhutan - Land of the Thunder Dragon -completed
2013 Thailand - Burma Railway Cycle - completed
2014 New Zealand South Island - completed
2014 Scandinavia Ride in Finland and Sweden - completed
2015 Italy Ride (full)
2015 Loire Valley Cycle from Orleans to the Atlantic (full)
2016 Bruges to Amsterdam by bike and barge (full)
2016 Donaueschingen to Passau (full)
2016 Passau to Vienna (full)
2016 Vienna to Budapest (full)
2017 Turkey Panorama


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