does anyone know of any cycling clubs that are worth joining. I'm mid-40's so I do it for the scenery and personal fitness. I'm pretty serious about cycling in general tho. I have a Canondale CAAD 4 with a mountain bike groupset and an 'old' Trek Alpha 1000. My top mileage is about 120 in one day but that was a special day out doing the circuit of the cotswolds. On average I do between 40 and 60 any time I go out. I'm looking to up the ante a little with an improvement of weather. also, what are motorists views of cyclists, are they more anti than pro? Is it as dangerous to cycle over in Oz as it is in UK, or is it a cycle-friendly place like some of the majore cycling European countries such as Holland, France, Belgium, Italy etc? Your thoughts please would be greatly appreciated.