Category: Etiquette

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Cyclocross Heckling 101 with Georgia Gould

The cyclocross season is upon us! As we are getting ready for the World Cup opener in Las Vegas, it's high time to polish the cowbells an...

Race photographers: Bike racing's unsung heroes

We often talk about the awesome jobs that swannies, mechanics, directors, volunteers and race organisers do at bike races, but what about...

Riding faux pas: you've been warned

Your development as a rider isn't limited to fitness and bike handling skills. A lot has to do with cycling etiquette as well.  No one wa...

Bike shop etiquette part 2: what not to do

Last week, we asked a bike shop manager for some tips on what you, as a customer, can do to get the best possible bike shop experience. T...

Bike shop etiquette

We have written about how some bike shops just can’t get the hang of how to deal with female customers. We have also asked our readers to...

The dos and don'ts of helping a struggling rider

I don’t know about you, but there have been many times when I’ve been struggling on the bike. This has happened during racing as well as ...

A crash course in European bunch etiquette for Australia's development riders

Last week I had the pleasure of racing La Route de France with the Subaru High5 Australian National Team (I’d call it the Aussie National...

Riding etiquette: How to avoid being the annoying tag-along

I ride alone a lot. A combination of not wanting to be bound by a tight schedule, specific training sessions and a love for blasting hip ...

Do be THIS CYCLIST

Last week I introduced you to THAT CYCLIST – the rider in the bunch who does small things that have a large impact on the group’s enjoyme...

Don't be THAT CYCLIST

Let’s talk about THAT CYCLIST. You have all met her (or him – these examples are completely gender-neutral). Maybe you have even forgotte...

How group dynamics can make cyclists our own worst enemy

We all like to think of ourselves as self-aware individuals, but often there is something that takes over when we join a bunch ride or hi...

Tips to keep your rubbish off the road

Verita Stewart's latest Ella column tackles a dirty topic - rubbish. She shares her tips for keeping the roads we enjoy litter-free A few...

Café Etiquette 101

Have you ever been enjoying a quiet breakfast with your family at a café and twenty cyclists show up and completely ransack the place? Mo...

How To: Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

I was riding with a friend on a dark, rainy evening a few weeks ago. It was my first time riding in Australia, and I was a bit nervous ab...

Know The Wind

If there's one thing I've acquired as a cyclist it's an acute sense of wind direction. Every good bike rider needs to develop a sixth sen...

The Lost Art Of The Group Ride

Every so often, I’ll ride a recreational group ride. I love the camaraderie of cyclists, the talk, the last minute pumps of air, the clic...

Positioning Yourself In The Peloton

In the fluid motion of the peloton there's one golden rule: if you're not moving forwards, you're moving backwards. This goes for any big...

Rolling Through

Whether you're racing or just in a bunchride, have you ever been a part of a nice smooth paceline and all of a sudden you're stuck on the...

Melbourne Bunch Etiquette?

I don't like using this blog as a platform for my rants but I'm having a tough time keeping quiet on this one. If there's one thing that ...

Winning With Honor, Or By Sitting In...

This past Saturday was the 51st Fred Icke Memorial Handicap in Creswick, VIC.   In all my searches I could not find exactly who Fred Icke...

Patron Of The Peloton

Patron of the Peloton - My friend Brad coined this term and it's come up in discussion a few times over the recent weeks.  The "patron of...