About Tracey

Highest point of the Showr Pass in the Pamir Mountains Afghanistan.

At the top of the 4,800 metre Showr Pass in the Pamir Mountains Afghanistan

I’m an award-winning travel journalist addicted to roughty-toughty off-track adventure and gallivanting on my mountain bike.

My quest for a good travel story has involved venturing into post-conflict Afghanistan to join a pioneering expedition across the Pamir Mountains, searching for rideable mountain bike tracks in the Ethiopian Highlands, being rescued by nomads in Kyrgyzstan’s Talas Range and having my smalls rummaged through with the muzzle of a Kalashnikov.

The fact that I had almost completed Australia’s longest off-road bike trail when I got sidetracked by an award-winning bottle of Shiraz reveals my weak yet classy streak… and proves I won’t turn my nose up at a luxury assignment.

I’m an expert in following whims and getting lost. That’s where I find my best stories.

Australian Travel Writer Awards Best Adventure Story Winner 2017

Scrubbed up version of me at the Australian Society of Travel Writers’ Awards – Winner of Best Adventure Story

On a more formal note, I qualified in Journalism and media law at the London School of Journalism. My articles and photographs have been published in national newspapers and magazines in the UK and Australia.

In 2017, I won Best Adventure Story at The Australian Travel Writers’ Awards for Excellence.  In the same year, I was a finalist in The NRMA Kennedy Awards for Outstanding Travel Journalism. In 2015, my photo essay, “A Portrait to Keep” made the finals of The Walkley’s Storyology slide night – part of Sydney’s “Head On” photo festival.

Insights and anecdotes of my adventures have landed me slots on the Telly, Talk Radio and at speaking events. A short film I made was shown on the big screen.

Want to know more?

Have a mooch at some of my published work or if you’re interested in hiring me for any of the above media multi-tasks or drop an email to: traceycroke(at)me(dot)com


What the editors say


Testimonial Adventure Travel Magazine Tracey croke



Talking on the telly about cycling adventure travelTracey is always a bright and insightful guest who gives our viewers colourful and detailed pictures of her adventures around the world. She knows her content thoroughly and is expert at choosing the highlights that most appeal to travellers.

Kim Kind – Producer, Sky News Business (“Business Class” Travel segment)



Testimonial Sidetracked Magazine Tracey Croke

Trail Tart Blog

I occasionally blog/vlog about my bike escapades. If you’d like to be kept updated, click here to shoot me your email  …. It’s part guide, part tips, part insight and part me making a tit of myself. Mostly though, it’s about enjoying the wonders of the world by bike. Here’s the gist in this 30 sec trailer…


Social Media

If you’d like to overshare with me on social media, I’m on Facebook  Twitter   Instagram and you can check out my YouTube Channel Here

Happy reading /writing /travelling/ bike riding





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