Author: Wade Wallace

CyclingTips was founded in September 2008 by Canadian-born, former engineer Wade Wallace. After years spent racing road and mountain bikes at a high level in North America Wade moved to Melbourne from Canada in 2005 and nearly quit bike racing for good. After six months spent adjusting to a new job and a new life in the Southern Hemisphere, Wade got back into cycling. When Wade began racing again in Australia he noticed many new and different things that cyclists did here that he hadn’t seen elsewhere. Wherever in the world he cycled he noticed these little idiosyncrasies, but he never stayed anywhere long enough to give them much thought. After a while, he started keeping a blog to share all of the cycling tips he’d learned over the years. It’s evolved into something more now, but Wade still enjoys writing about new things he learns or observes about the sport. CyclingTips was run from Wade’s kitchen for more than four years before the operation moved into a small office in Melbourne in early 2013.

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Introducing our new weekly cycling show, VENGA

Nettie Edmondson, Mitch Docker and Matt Keenan bring you all the latest from the world of cycling.

Mitch Docker retires short of the Roubaix velodrome

After breaking his elbow a month ago, whether Docker could even start his 10th and final Paris-Roubaix was not assured.

Time is running out for the female cyclists of Afghanistan

They need our help, and the reasons are not necessarily obvious at first.

Welcome to the new CT Community Forum!

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Tempers boil over on Melbourne's roads as lockdowns continue

As Australia's lockdown fatigue sets in, patience on the roads is at its thinnest.

Apidura City Backpack review: Simple, smart and comfortable

A look at Apidura's new line of city riding bags.

Housekeeping: We're updating our commenting system

Dear CyclingTips readers, As you'll have noticed we launched our new website over the holidays and we hope you're getting used to it and ...

Bikes of the Staff Bunch: Wade Wallace's Cannondale 6 Pack to Go

In the latest instalment of Bikes of the Bunch, we’re taking an in-house look at another CyclingTips staff member’s bike. This time aroun...

How to train with purpose during lockdown

The world continues to struggle through the coronavirus pandemic and what a rollercoaster it's proven to be. For months my social media f...

From heartache to Olympic gold: Scott McGrory reflects 20 years later

One of Australia's most significant sporting moments happened 20 years ago at the Sydney Olympics when Scott McGrory and Brett Aitken won...

With Egan Bernal, Dave Brailsford didn't follow his own advice

I want to take you back to 2012, when I was invited to a small and intimate evening with Dave Brailsford who was preparing for what would...

From the Top: How Wahoo Fitness was built podcast transcript

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From the Top: How Strava was built podcast transcript

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15 mistakes you don't want to make while racing on Zwift

With many cyclists on lockdown around the world thanks to COVID-19, Zwift racing is bigger than its ever been. But as many people are dis...

Road to Cape Epic EP6: What gear had we been using?

At the time we made this video the 2020 ABSA Cape Epic was still going ahead and we had spent nearly 12 months training and testing the g...

The Road to Cape Epic EP8: There's meaning in the journey

Our Road to Cape Epic has now reached its end and we’ve safely arrived back home in Australia with our families. What had been a year of ...

The road to Cape Epic has reached a dead end

Cape Epic is cancelled. We're sitting at dinner outside Cape Town, and the word just came through. It's been a year since we set off on o...

Brendan Johnston on overcoming cancer, winning the Warny, and advice for two old blokes

Brendan Johnston (aka 'Trekky') is a four-time XCM National Champion of Australia, he finished 24th in the Elite category of the 2019 Cap...

Why does it matter to you?

Why does coverage of women's cycling matter? This is the question I keep asking myself, and kept asking everyone at CyclingTips as we pus...

Trading watts for smiles at the fifth annual Giro della Donna

The fifth edition of the Giro della Donna was held this past weekend and I'm happy to report that the sun was shining, there was an abund...

Housekeeping: Let's keep things positive in the comments

Dear CyclingTips readers, It's come to my attention that we've recently been seeing more and more comments on the site that resemble thos...