Bicycle Network

Tackle the unknown with confidence: five tips to help you prepare for a new challenge

Part of the fun of taking on a cycling event can be the discovery of new areas and new roads. It can also be the daunting part, especially when the distance or the elevation gain is out of your comfort zone.  But don’t let that be the reason to avoid cycling challenges outside your home turf, as […]

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Inspiring change: a women’s event where success is measured after the finish line

Last weekend around 600 women lined up for the first edition of Bicycle Network’s The RACV Ascent, a 100 kilometre women’s only ride packed with climbing. It was an event on the winding roads of the Dandenong ranges that successfully pulled together so many disparate threads of the existing women’s riding community to support and welcome others in. For […]

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Victoria’s proposed overtaking laws: Do cyclists always need a metre of space?

While the majority of Australian states and territories have now made changes to their overtaking laws with the goal of improving rider safety, Victoria has lagged behind. But thanks to a state government inquiry, it seems such a law might now be on its way. So what might that law look like? Where’s the process […]

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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 […]

Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

In this week’s internet roundup we are talking gender-free saddles with Selle Royal’s new line of Scientia saddles and bod image with fighter Ronda Rousey. We also want to introduce you to Katrine-Mari, a woman who completed two full Tour de France routes and the subject of Total Women’s Cycling profile story. We had a […]

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Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like Abu Dhabi and the inaugural UCI gala; we introduce you junior Georgia Mansfield, WeLoveCycling’s new documentary and the nonprofit GearingUp. We side with Total Women’s Cycling in encouraging you to ride @forjenn and we have plenty of interesting reads in our shorts section. […]

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Men not allowed: women’s only events are on the rise, but are they successful?

As a woman at cycling events you can get pretty used to being in the minority. It’s not uncommon to turn up to road cycling challenges with hundreds of men, yet count the number of women on your fingers, or to compete at a cyclocross races with multiple healthy men’s divisions yet the women are […]

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Highlights from the inaugural Peaks Challenge Gold Coast

Nearly 1,000 riders from across Australia and overseas enjoyed perfect conditions for the first Peaks Challenge Gold Coast on Saturday 8 August, 2015. Bicycle Network produced the following highlights video from the day. Click here to read a great first-hand account of the ride. Dislosure: Bicycle Network is a long-time support of CyclingTips.

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Rasmussen claims cover-up prior to Anti Doping Denmark report, Sorensen admits past drug use; The fight between ASO, UCI and teams for the future of pro cycling; Contador plays down Route du Sud victory; Col du Galibier expected to be cut from Tour de France; […]

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Inaugural Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain released

This November, 1,200 cyclists are set to descend on the coastal town of Devonport as part of Bicycle Network’s new and challenging event, Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain. Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain 2015 is the latest addition to Bicycle Network’s expanding Peaks Challenge series which includes Peaks Challenge Falls Creek and Peaks Challenge Gold Coast. Showcasing […]