We just spent the weekend in Canberra and I took the bike with us. It was a last minute trip as my MIL was in hospital so I didn't have time to research any rides before leaving BUT we stayed right near Lake Burley Griffin and I thought I'd just go exploring.

On Saturday I went round the lake and took a few side detours on the way (followed a bike path to Holder at one point) and on sunday tried my hand at hills and went up Mt Aislee. Was a bit sadened to find that Canberra is at 550m so the 850m peak wasn't as big as I thought. I was tooo puffed from that to get up Black Mountain - maybe next time.

Anyway, there are cycle paths everywhere and it looks like several roads have been altered to put them in. What a nice change from Sydney where there is virtually no cycling accomodation and is so anti cycling that a friend was actually chased (by a car) and verbally harassed the the other day for being "a cyclist".