Tips

Lycra repair tips

Whether you’ve crashed, got snagged by a branch on the trail or the washing machine ate your favourite bibs, you’ll learn that lycra —despite its many qualities— is not tearproof. You’ve likely spent a good amount of money on your kit, and this is not how you imagined parting ways with your favourite chamois. Good …

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Summer is here: tips to keep your cool

Summer has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere. As have all the good things that come with it: sunny, warm rides and cold post-ride beers; crisp tanlines; bikepacking trips; BBQs and pool parties. But it’s also the season of sunburns, heat exhaustion and dehydration. I was reminded of this last week while spending a week …

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Do try this at home: Excalibur sprints to increase speed and power

After his initial post on becoming a better sprinter (like his fiancé Dani King!), coach Matt Rowe was keen to share another speed drill you can try on your own. If you try them, let us know how it went! Being powerful and fast is a desirable attribute for cyclists of all abilities. Whether it’s …

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The good and the bad of having a partner who rides

I count myself as one of the lucky ones, because my partner rides, too. I think this is an added bonus in a relationship as cycling is a huge part of both our lives and we understand each other’s cycling needs. After all, to the rest of the world cyclists can be strange right? We …

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What I know now that I wish I knew then…

You know that tips section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign up? Well, that section is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” We ask that question nearly every time we do an interview with someone for the first time. …

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Top five apps to improve your training

These days there are applications (‘apps’) for everything. Apps to style your boyfriend because he dresses like he’s stuck in the eighth grade, apps to find your soulmate, apps to translate your baby’s cries (yes, this exists), apps to face swap your face with your dog’s…what a time to be alive! The possibilities are endless. …

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How to become a faster sprinter

British track and road cyclists Danielle “Dani” King (Wiggle High5) is showing good form on the road this season. She kicked off her road season early with impressive results in Australia’s Santos Women’s Tour and Cadel Evan’s Great Ocean Road Race. She was always among the top contestants, especially in a sprint finish. King’s got …

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Life inside Wanda, the Orica-AIS camper

I always used to wonder what went on inside those big, shiny, team buses with the blackened out windows. Where the riders are tucked away from excited fans and the frosty bite of the spring wind or the scorching heat of the summer. My first experience in a pro men’s team bus was at my first …

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How to sleep well after a hard training session

We received the following question for #AskALP on twitter: “@ellacyclingtips Pls help me sleep better after I ride in your #weeklywisdom column! What can I do to stop waking up in the night?” This is a good question. While a lot of us use exercise to improve our sleep, for many of us, after a hard training …

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Tips and tricks for buying your first used bike

Between the rise in bike commuting, the hipster trend of riding vintage steel bikes and the re-use and recycle movement, there is a huge market for used bikes. Just take a gander at sites like Craigslist and eBay and you’ll find thousands upon thousands of bikes for sale. There are also second-hand bike and sporting …

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