What to do if you come across an injured rider

As cyclists, we all accept that there is a risk of injury when we ride. Nobody wants to get injured, of course, and by the same token, no one wants to see a fellow cyclist get injured while out riding. But chances are you’ll be first on the scene during a cycling accident at some […]


Why you shouldn’t overlap wheels

Riding in a bunch safely requires a sixth sense that only countless hours of practise will teach you. Racing will accelerate this learning curve, but not everyone has the luxury or desire to compete. Either way, one day or another you’ll probably find yourself riding in a bunch where you’ll need to know the unwritten […]


Trying to make sense of the Sydney cycling crash

A crash in Sydney yesterday involving a motorist and half a dozen cyclists has attracted significant media attention around Australia and beyond. Reports have focused on the fact the cyclists were riding on the busy Southern Cross Drive in Sydney’s south but as local cyclist John Sunde writes, the location of the incident isn’t particularly […]


What to do if you’ve been involved in a crash

No cyclist ever wants to be involved in a crash but regardless of how cautious or skilled you are on the bike, there’s every chance you’ll be involved in a crash with a motorist at some point (if you haven’t already). We spoke to some people in the know to find out what you should […]


The Dominant Left

I’m sure that I’m not the only one that’s noticed that cyclists almost always seem crash on their left-hand side. In fact 92% of bike crashes end up on the left-hand side (keeping in mind that 87% of statistics are made up on the spot). If I count the scars on my elbows, hips, and […]


The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Two idealistic young students, Anna and Terese, created a revolutionary 21st-century design object everyone told them would be impossible as an exam project. Something nobody had done before. It’s hard to believe, but…


How To Deal With Road Rash

It’s said that you’re not a real cyclist until you’ve had at least 10 crashes. Many stories can be told by our tattooed elbows, hips and knees. I’ve written about the subject of dressing road rash before and I’m proud to say that I’m far from being an expert on this topic. I’m the luckiest […]


Crash Prevention

Crashing on a road bike sucks. There’s no two ways about it. Whenever I’m out mountain biking there’s always someone who has a stack, but usually it’s laughed off and no one gets seriously hurt. Crashing on a road bike is different. It’s always a drama and there’s often a visit to the hospital to […]


Trust Your Gut

What a weekend it was. On Friday evening, parts of Melbourne got a very small taste of what Queensland and other areas of Australia experienced through the massive flooding and cyclone Yasi. I don’t mean to make light of the destruction that other Australians have endured as we only saw of the tail end of […]


Accidents Happen…

Andy White (aka TC) is the curator of fyxomatosis. I look up to him in many respects. His passion for cycling, his skill as a bike rider, his beautiful photography, and most of all the inspiration that his site gives us every day. The amount of work that he puts into fyxomatosis is truly outstanding. Every […]