Ol' Dirty 2014

If there's one thing I've learned from organising cycling events with Andy van Bergen of Hells 500 and riding in the ones he's organised, it's that he doesn't do things by halves. I knew the lengths Andy had gone to in pulling Ol' Dirty together on Sunday, and yet I was still blown away by the vision and the execution. Read more “Ol' Dirty 2014”

Domestique Dirty Dandys

If you love climbing and you live in Melbourne, chances are you spend a fair bit of time in the Dandenongs. And if you do, you probably spend much of your time on the more popular climbs. But there are also a bunch of amazing unsealed roads in the Dandenongs that should be on your radar. We took a group of 30 riders out to explore some of these great roads. Read more “Domestique Dirty Dandys”

Domestique: a Hells 500/Climbing Cyclist collaboration

Domestique, a collaboration between The Climbing Cyclist and Hells 500, was born in the lead up to last year's Domestique 7 Peaks Series. A year later Domestique has grown to offer a number of other rides in addition to the 7 Peaks Series. Help us to run this series of free events by buying official Domestique merchandise -- merchandise that's actually useful. Read more “Domestique: a Hells 500/Climbing Cyclist collaboration”

Crux: the movie

A few weeks ago myself and a dozen others took on the annual Hells 500 epic: Crux. It was a tough day -- 215km, 10+ hours in the saddle, 5,600m of climbing -- but it was also a very rewarding and memorable. Thanks to Nigel Welch, there's now a terrific video that really captures the spirit of the ride. Read more “Crux: the movie”