Rides

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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Eastern Europe by bike: Exploring Poland, Lithuania and Belarus

It was about this time last year that Melbourne-based cyclist Wade Trevean set off on a two-week solo ride around the island nation of Cuba. Now, a year on, Wade has just returned from his latest solo adventure, this time through Eastern Europe. After a long holiday with his wife came to a close in …

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Jesse Carlsson leads the charge in the inaugural Race to the Rock

At 6am on Saturday morning roughly 20 riders got on their bikes and rode north-east out of Adelaide. In doing so they began the inaugural Race to the Rock, a solo, unsupported race from the South Australian capital all the way to Uluru, that famous sandstone rock in Australia’s Red Centre. In all the journey …

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How to follow the inaugural Race to the Rock

The Race to the Rock is a 2,300km solo, unsupported ride from the heart of Adelaide’s CBD to Uluru — also known as Ayers Rock — in Australia’s dusty Red Centre. The inaugural edition begins tomorrow, Saturday September 3, 2016. In addition to temperature extremes, the need to remain self-sufficient, and a limited number of …

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