Etiquette

10 ways to make sure someone won’t ride with you ever again

For those of us who have fallen in love with cycling, there is nothing better than sharing the joy of riding with your friends and loved ones. However, chances are that not all your friends and loved ones are as avidly into cycling as you are. As such you have to be mindful of your …

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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 and stretch the vocal cords. Whether you’re spectating live or tuned in behind your TV or computer, here are some heckling tips to sharpen your sideline jeering skills and get in the …

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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 the photographers? Photographers are some of the unsung heroes of bike races. They stand around in all weather conditions, often start work at the crack of dawn, hussle with spectators, climb atop of …

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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 wants to be that person that people are looking at and judging at the cafe, in the bunch or on the side of the road as they’re fixing a flat tyre. In the …

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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. Today, she’s following up with what not to do when visiting a bike shop.  | Related: Bike shop etiquette – part 1 On the whole, bike shops are owned …

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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 share their favourite bike shops around the globe. Now, we’ve asked a bike shop manager what you, as a customer, can do to get the best possible bike shop experience. Here …

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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 training. It may be that you are fatigued, it’s hot or cold, you’re bonking, a little unfit, not prepared for the ride, not used to the gradient or just having …

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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 Team but it’s always important to be sponsor correct). The great success we had as a team aside, the most rewarding and fun aspect of racing with the Aussies is …

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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 hop in my ears while I ride are probably to blame. Although my Dad would probably just say it’s because I’m unpopular. Regardless of the reason, I find that …

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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 enjoyment of the ride. This week I want to introduce to you to THIS CYCLIST. She’s the woman (or man) that finds the fun on her solo rides, shares …

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