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NEW FORMAT! Join the CyclingTips Fantasy competition

The Tour de France is almost upon us, and we've created a new and improved format for the CyclingTips Fantasy Competition!

Reflecting on the 2021 Giro della Donna

Highlights from a very muddy weekend in and around Warburton.

From addiction to abstinence: What I learned from 12 months without coffee

Twelve months ago CT's Andy van Bergen stopped drinking coffee. He's learned a lot along the way.

Omens from the past: Tao Geoghegan Hart at the U23 Paris-Roubaix

When it comes to cycling documentaries, the 2015 French film "Rêves d'Enfer" takes on a special significance this year. Not only does it ...

A more realistic indoor ride: How to build a rocker plate for your trainer

If you've done any amount of riding on an indoor trainer you'll know there are some elements of outdoor riding it simply can't replicate....

How I broke up with caffeine (and why I desperately needed to)

I woke at 3am, sweating profusely and wracked with pain. Aside from feeling like I’d been run over by a bus, everything from my torso dow...

What you want from women's cycling coverage

Throughout early February we asked you what you wanted from coverage of women's cycling. Thousands of you replied. Here's what we learned.

Crickets, cold brew, and climbing 5k in a day: Tales from the 2019 VeloClub Summit

Had we made the VeloClub Summit in Northern Thailand too tough? I looked at the profile again. There was certainly a bit of saw-toothing ...

The basics of bikepacking: A story from the Silk Road

When we set off into the wilds of Kyrgyzstan to explore the Silk Road, we were relative bikepacking novices. We learnt a lot along the wa...

The price of progress: Riding the Silk Road before it changes forever

Kyrgyzstan is about to change forever, with China's Belt and Road Initiative set to fundamentally alter the isolated, undeveloped former ...

One golden evening at Bike Rave 2019

Being in on a secret is neat. As we rode through Melbourne, with pre-event beats blasting out of a bluetooth speaker, we rolled up alongs...

Join us at the 2018 Tour Down Under: Daily rides, carpark climb and more

DAILY EVENT SCHEDULE: JOIN US AT THE 2018 SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER DAILY RIDES | MOVIE NIGHT The 2018 Santos Tour Down Under is only a matt...

Announcing the 60km Gravel Giro

60KM GRAVEL GIRO CLOSED + MANAGED ROADS | 1500M ELEVATION GAIN | MOUNTAINTOP FINISH REGISTER NOW LOCATION Warburton, Victoria Distance 60...

Announcing the 2017 Giro della Donna

25 & 26 NOVEMBER 2017 A weekend cycling celebration REGISTER NOW The Giro della Donna is a festival of cycling with likeminded people...

The story behind the story: Launching Everesting

Naturally the plan to get a pre-Everesting sleep in the car on the way out to Mt Buller in Victoria’s Northeast was a deeply flawed one. ...

Join us at the 2017 Tour Down Under: Daily rides, movie night and the Carpark Climb

The 2017 Tour Down Under is less than a week away and we're heading over this coming weekend to catch the build-up and cover the race. Fo...

Join our VeloClub table at the Peloton Luncheon

It's been a fantastic season for Orica-BikeExchange. Now that the riders are back home for the off-season, we're giving you the opportuni...

Craig Fry's 101st Melbourne to Warrnambool cycling classic

The famous Melbourne to Warrnambool cycling classic is the second oldest one-day cycling race in the world and the longest in the Souther...

Keep the golf out of cycling

“Cycling has become pretty, elitist, materialistic with a seemingly insurmountable wall to be climbed to be accepted into a group.” – Mon...

Wade's Daily Blog: The Tips are back!

CyclingTips began as Wade Wallace posting his 'tips' once a day. For those of you who missed this beginning era of the site, he's now bac...