Rides

Thereabouts 3: Discovering Colombia premiere

On Friday, January 20 at 6:30pm (Adelaide time), we will be hosting the premiere of Thereabouts 3: Discovering Colombia. For those of you who cannot make the live screening in Adelaide (sold out), you can see it here on CyclingTips where it will be launched at the same time. All of the Thereabouts films have …

My most important ride of the year: An epiphany moment at 10,000 feet

This shouldn’t hurt so much. That’s what I kept thinking on the early slopes of the climb, hot wind blasting me in the face. This shouldn’t hurt so much. It didn’t hurt this much yesterday, and if it hurts this much today, I’m doomed for the rest of the week. It was a singular form …

Bikepacking Vietnam: The Documentary

In September 2016, pro MTB and road cyclist Paul van der Ploeg and CyclingAbout.com founder Alee Denham jetted off to Vietnam for two weeks to explore the country’s northernmost province of Ha Giang. The goal: “To find the biggest mountains and the best roads.” They achieved that aim, covering more than 1,500km and climbing roughly …

Reflecting on the 2016 Giro della Donna

The second annual CyclingTips Giro della Donna was held on Sunday and, from where we’re standing, it was an enormous success. We owe all the credit to you: the participants. Someone said to me yesterday: “Did you give everyone ‘happy pills’ before the start?!” I have to agree that it was a unique experience seeing …

Pan American Rouleur: From one life-changing journey to another

It’s been eight months since Austrian ultra-endurance cyclist Helmut Pucher jumped on his bike in Ushuaia, Argentina and started heading north. His goal: to ride the length of the Pan American Highway, from the southern tip of South America to the northern reaches of Alaska. But eight months is a long time to ride on …

Race to the Rock: The documentary

The 2016 Race to the Rock was the inaugural edition of a 2,300 kilometre self-supported race from Adelaide to Uluru in the dusty heart of the Australian outback. The attrition rate was huge, the conditions unforgiving and the terrain remote. The race threw everything at riders, including rain, cold nights, hot winds, rocky terrain, swarms …

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Fat-biking across the Simpson Desert

The Simpson Desert is the world’s largest sand dune desert, covering an area the size of England and Wales combined, and spanning three Australian states and territories: Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory. It’s a hot, dry and inhospitable place, with no maintained roads. And yet The Simpson is home to an adventure mountain …

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Video: Little Trail Hunter

I’m not one for re-posting every piece of branded content we come across, but every once in a while something comes along that connects with me so strongly that it gives me chills up my spine and puts a smile on my face. Specialized’s ‘Little Trail Hunter’ did just that. Three years ago before I …

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Race to the Rock: Unstoppable Sarah Hammond wins outback odyssey

Sarah Hammond, the sole female rider in the first edition of the 2,310 kilometre Race to the Rock, has won with a buffer of hundreds of kilometres by pushing an unrelenting pace right to the finish of the brutally difficult dash into the Australian outback. The attrition rate at the front of the field was huge, the conditions …

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