Videos

Video: Emma’s Peaks Challenge story

Every year in March a couple of thousand cyclists line up for one tough day of riding at Bicycle Network’s Peaks Challenge Falls Creek in Victoria’s alpine region. The 235 kilometre loop with 4,000 metres of ascent starts with a downhill run from Falls Creek then winds its way over Tawonga Gap, goes up to Mt Hotham and finishes with the brutal climb back to Falls Creek. It’s the type of […]

Avoid hitting the wall: ways to improve your pacing

Everyone has done it. You get so excited about the ride that you start out too hard only to pay for it later. It is a bit like the old story of the frog that won’t jump out of a pot if the water temperature is gradually increased to boiling – by the time you realise […]

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“Every day I think about Rio”: exclusive video with Lizzie Armitstead

From the Ella archives: Every weekend we bring back one of our archived stories just in case you had missed it the first time. We talked to the newly crowned world champion, Lizzie Armitstead, just minutes after she sprinted to rainbow glory this past weekend. She stated that winning something once is enough and while […]

The Ultimate Job Competition: Tour Tips Video #5 Getting The Shot

“The Ultimate Job” competition winners, courtesy of Exodus Travel, continue their jealousy-inspiring trip around France. Follow their journey via the #UltimateJob hashtag on Instagram and see all the posts here. In this short video, Chris Riordan, one of our 2015 Ultimate Job competition winners gives advice on the best way to land that perfect shot […]

The Ultimate Job Competition: Tour Tips Video #4 Bike Hire

“The Ultimate Job” competition winners, courtesy of Exodus Travel, continue their jealousy-inspiring trip around France. Follow their journey via the #UltimateJob hashtag on Instagram and see all the posts here. In this short video, Chris Riordan, one of our 2015 Ultimate Job competition winners discusses tips on hiring a bike while travelling.       […]

The Ultimate Job Competition: Tour Tips Video #3 The Caravan

“The Ultimate Job” competition winners, courtesy of Exodus Travel, continue their jealousy-inspiring trip around France. Follow their journey via the #UltimateJob hashtag on Instagram and see all the posts here. In this short video, Chris Riordan, one of our 2015 Ultimate Job competition winners tells us a little bit about what the race caravan parade […]

The Ultimate Job Competition: Tour Tips Video #2 Tunnels

“The Ultimate Job” competition winners, courtesy of Exodus Travel, continue their jealousy-inspiring trip around France. Follow their journey via the #UltimateJob hashtag on Instagram and see all the posts here. In this short video, Chris Riordan, one of our 2015 Ultimate Job competition winners discusses his experience of riding through one of the many tunnels […]

The Ultimate Job Competition: Tour Tips Video #1 Bartering

“The Ultimate Job” competition winners, courtesy of Exodus Travel, continue their jealousy-inspiring trip around France. Follow their journey via the #UltimateJob hashtag on Instagram and see all the posts here. In this video, Chris Riordan, one of our 2015 Ultimate Job competition winners takes us through his experience and tips on bartering whilst stuck out […]

Inside the Tour of Flanders: on-board cameras from Velon

Velon was launched earlier this year and is a joint business venture of eleven of the teams. CEO Graham Bartlett says: “It has three founding principles: To make the sport more exciting, bring new technology too it and that this all has to be underpinned by sustainable and credible teams.” One of Velon’s goals is to improve […]

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Roundtable with Boels-Dolmans: First bike races and top tips

Ella CyclingTips spent last Saturday in northern Italy with Boels-Dolmans. We met the Dutch super squad at their hotel in Ternate and followed along as they pre-rode one lap of the Trofeo Binda course. The team is a hot commodity these days, and five of the six riders that started Sunday’s World Cup already have […]

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