Cycling in the Adelaide Hills at the Tour Down Under

January 27, 2016

January is the best month to be a road cycling fan in Australia’s southern states. The Bay Crits, Road Nationals, Tour Down Under, Cadel’s Race — it’s a veritable cornucopia of great local racing. And it’s not just the racing that makes these events so enjoyable, it’s the fact that it’s so easy to do some great rides of your own while at these races.

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Video diary: a week at the Aussie Road Nationals

January 13, 2016

For Australian cycling fans, January is just about the biggest month of the year. July is obviously huge due to the Tour de France, but if it’s great local racing you’re after, then you can’t go past the Aussie summer of cycling. It all started on January 1 with the Bay Crits and continued last […]

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The best of 2015 and the year ahead

December 23, 2015

While I’ve done less riding in 2015 than in previous years, I’ve had no shortage of memorable moments on the bike. In this post I look back at some of my favourite rides of 2015 and look ahead to the holiday season and 2016.

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Vertical K: seeing a different side to Mt. Donna Buang

December 2, 2015

I’ve climbed Mt. Donna Buang more times by bike than I care to remember but there’s one way up I’d never experienced, until now. At Sunday’s Vertical K event I ‘ran’ up the steep walking track to the summit of Donna while my brother Brendan rode up the main climb. The race was on.

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The inaugural CyclingTips Giro della Donna

November 25, 2015

After many months of planning, the first-ever CyclingTips Giro della Donna was held last Sunday in perfect conditions. I was lucky enough to be able to do the ride while my CyclingTips colleagues were stuck working at the event village.

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Domestique 7 Peaks Rides 2015/16: Lake Mountain

November 18, 2015
2015 Lake Mountain Bunch

The Domestique 7 Peaks Rides got underway on Sunday with a ride from Marysville to Lake Mountain in perfect cycling conditions. We’d expected a large crowd, but not nearly as big as the crowd that eventually did come along. A terrific start to the climbing season!

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Bikepacking the Strzelecki Ranges

November 9, 2015

18 months after our first bikepacking trip my mate Nick and I set off to Western Gippsland for three days of riding and adventure. Here are a whole host of photos and some words from the trip.

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Exploring, mindmaps and the 'where does that go?' ride

October 28, 2015

Undoubtedly one of the most satisfying things about cycling is the ability to jump on your bike and explore the world. And as I found out last weekend, you needn’t travel too far from home to have that experience.

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Science of climbing: why power-to-weight ratios matter

October 14, 2015
2014 Lake Mountain Bunch

If you’ve followed discussions about professional bike racing you’ve probably heard about power-to-weight ratios. They’re a simple mathematical ratio but quite a powerful way to assess climbing ability and how we compare to others.

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Spring is here and I can't wait to get out and ride

October 7, 2015

As a cyclist I always welcome the arrival of spring. The warmer months are laid out in front of me with weeks and weeks of great riding opportunities just waiting to be taken. This spring and summer I’m looking forward to getting back out on the bike and finding some new roads. What’s got you motivated?

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Introducing the 2015/16 Domestique 7 Peaks Rides

October 1, 2015

We’ve had plenty of people asking us in recent months what we’re doing with 7 Peaks this summer. Here’s what you need to know, including the ride dates.

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DD15: the 2015 Melbourne Dirty Dozen

September 23, 2015
The Dirty Dozen 2015

After many months of planning, the 2015 Melbourne Dirty Dozen finally arrived on Sunday. In its first visit to Warburton, the event saw 250 cyclist tackle 13 of the steepest climbs in the area. This is my write-up from the day, with photos from Jess Varey and Emily Figgis.

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Amy's Gran Fondo 2015

September 15, 2015

Amy’s Gran Fondo has become one of the most popular and well-attended events on the Victorian cycling calendar. Starting in the seaside town of Lorne and taking in the Great Ocean Road, it’s a beautifully scenic event with some great views … assuming you get the time to look around you.

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