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Victoria is in a bit of a mess at the moment including The NorthEast Alpine area where we intend to be cycling in a month.
At present most roads that we intend to use are closed, with out of control bushfires within 10km of Buffalo, Hotham, and Anglers Rest.
Apart from road closures, there are welfare and safety issues such as imminent fire risk or poor air quality that may lead to cancelling the weekend.
I also note that local businesses and communities are desperate for tourism to continue when conditions are safe, and want people to return ASAP.
You should be prepared that the weekend may not go ahead, but at this stage I am continuing with the expectation it will, with a final decision in the week prior.
Happy for any input.