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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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Climb for Nepal wrap-up: tired legs turn into helping hands

The Climb for Nepal, where riders were asked to raise money while ascending the height of Mt Everest in June, has finished but the task is far from over. It was a great Strava challenge to spur on those climbing metres and take your riding to a higher level but it was so much bigger […]

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Climb for Nepal: ride to help earthquake survivors

The act of riding a bike can be a powerful thing. The fact that it can be more than recreation or sport and can actually be used to raise money for worthwhile causes is incredible. There’s no sport like it on Earth. One of our employees here at CyclingTips, Andy van Bergen, is the brains […]

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10,000km in a month: the story of Bruce Berkeley

If everything goes to plan, Bruce Berkeley will soon hold the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance ever ridden in a month. He already holds the record for the most kilometres cycled in a week — 2,825km which he managed in the UK last year — and in the past three weeks, Berkeley has […]

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Tackling Mauna Kea, the world’s biggest climb?

The Hawaiian volcano of Mauna Kea (“white mountain”) is considered one of the most extreme cycling climbs in the world. From the beach in Hilo to the telescopes at the summit it’s 4,200m of altitude gain in one continuous climb of nearly 70km. In fact, so large is Mauna Kea that if you measure from […]

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Everesting: climbing 8,848 metres in a single ride

Ever since surveyors pronounced it the world’s highest peak, Everest has held a kind of power over us. It is more than a mountain; it is a symbol of something so frighteningly large and monumental that it has become a yardstick, a unit of measurement for anything big in our lives. In this post CyclingTips’ […]

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Riding the 7 Peaks in one go: part two

7 Peaks – The Alpine Ascent Challenge is an initiative that encourage riders to conquer the climbs to all seven of Victoria’s alpine resorts in one season. While riders have roughly six months to complete the seven climbs, some riders have tried their hand at riding the climbs far more quickly. One such rider is […]

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Riding the 7 Peaks in one go: part one

7 Peaks – The Alpine Ascent Challenge is an initiative that encourage riders to conquer the climbs to all seven of Victoria’s alpine resorts in one season. While riders have roughly six months to complete the seven climbs, some riders have tried their hand at riding the climbs in a far shorter space of time. […]

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Riding the Festive 500 in one go

The Festive 500 is a Strava-based challenge that sees riders attempt to cover 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. It takes most people 5-10 rides to notch up the 500km but Dutch cyclist Bas Rotgans was keen to see if he could knock over the whole lot in one epic ride. This is […]

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India By Bike

When I was a youngster I used to be one to scoff at cycle touring. I was “too cool for school” and thought it was only for non-serious cyclists. Then I tried it. I rode along the Mediterranean from Barcelona to Nice and then up to Paris with the panniers on. It was the trip […]

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