Videos

Video: Roadtripping the Mawson Trail

Back in June we shared the most recent instalment in our ongoing Roadtripping series: Roadtripping the Mawson Trail. Over the course of six days, three riders rode 900km north from Adelaide into the red vastness of the Australian outback, battling strong winds, poorly maintained gravel roads and impassably sticky mud. You’ve seen Tim Bardsley-Smith’s amazing …

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Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: A guide among the chaos

High-speed descents, jostling for position in a final sprint, the very real risk of crashing — road cycling is an undoubtedly dangerous sport. And when it comes to putting yourself in harm’s way for the sake of your team, it’s often a case of placing fear to one side, and simply focusing on the job …

Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 2

Life on the road at the 2016 Tour de France with CyclingTips editors Shane Stokes, Matt de Neef, and David Everett: constantly lost, surviving on bad coffee, and the never-ending search for decent wifi. It’s not glamorous, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Video: Marcel Kittel’s 2016 Tour de France custom Specialized Venge Vias

After four field sprints (in six stages) of the 2016 Tour de France, German Marcel Kittel has won and finished second twice aboard this custom-painted Specialized Venge Vias. The idea for the graphics came from CERN’s particle execrator — CERN is the “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire,”or European Council for Nuclear Research. “I like this bike a lot and …

Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 1

Life on the road at the 2016 Tour de France with CyclingTips editors Shane Stokes, Matt de Neef, and David Everett: adventures, work, Buffalo Grill restaurants, and the never-ending search for good wifi.

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.       …

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