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A pirate sword for the taking: Alison Tetrick's Gravel Worlds diary

Forget the rainbow jersey, there's a different kind of booty to be won at Pirate Cycling's unofficial Gravel World Championships. Defendi...

The Transcontinental win that started an even bigger adventure

Melissa Pritchard was the first female across the line in the the arduous Transcontinental Race last year, finishing in just over 13 days...

Preparing to go long: Crossing a continent on two wheels

It’s the middle of nowhere, hundreds of kilometres from the next supply stop with every part of your body aching from the thousand or so ...

Adventures of an amateur: Surviving my own 2,650 kilometre Grand Tour

Always looking for the next big challenge, I knew I’d struck gold when I heard about the Haute Route Triple Crown; three stage races, eac...

Rides to Remember: Exhausted, hungry and beaten in Spain

Dirty and exhausted I am sitting on the curb at a gas station considering my next move while devouring a sandwich. It is 5pm. I had been ...

The universal language of the cycling bunch

I love travelling, moving to new places, discovering different cultures and what always makes it that little bit easier to do is the lang...

Destination Utah: gravel and mountain biking unlike anywhere else - Part 2

Our Rides to Remember series highlights two-wheeled adventures that when you look back will always stand out as more than just another da...

Want to be a professional cyclist? Zwift Academy back in 2017, virtual development team possible

There will be another chance to earn a women's professional cycling contract in your own home in 2017 as the unorthodox cycling talent id...

Destination Utah: gravel and mountain biking unlike anywhere else - Part 1

Our Rides to Remember series highlights two-wheeled adventures that when you look back will always stand out as more than just another da...

Inside the 2016 Giro della Donna: a community comes together

Is it a ride or is at a race? It's a question that I've heard asked many times about timed events like the Giro della Donna. The answer f...

One gear and a lot of beer: Mountain Bike Single Speed World Championships

Before turning up to the small Australian town of Woodend for the Holgate Brewhouse Single Speed World Championships last weekend, I’d he...

The off-season on the bike: Touring three countries in three days with Amanda Spratt

What do professional cyclists do when the season ends and it is time to take a break? Well, if they are anything like Australian national...

Rides to remember: The roads less travelled in Idaho

Our Rides to Remember series highlights two-wheeled adventures that when you look back will always stand out as more than just another da...

Beyond the concrete jungle: A guide to cycling in Los Angeles

When I talk to cyclists about riding in Los Angeles I'm almost always asked, "What about all the traffic?" It's true, traffic and LA go t...

Zwift Academy: tried, tested and sweated

At the beginning of this year, UCI Women's WorldTour team Canyon-SRAM and the social fitness platform Zwift announced an innovative way t...

My cycling journey through pregnancy, and the bike that gave me my identity back

The light turns red, and I slowly ease to a stop, placing one foot on the ground to steady myself. As I patiently wait for the light to c...

Nowhere to hide: Tips to tackle trainer torture

I'm sitting here at the kitchen table sipping my coffee, staring out the window at the trees blowing in the wind. It's raining outside, a...

Rides to Remember: Why you should never underestimate Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d’Huez is one of those climbs that’s so ingrained in the imagination of cyclists that it comes up in ride bucket lists time and time...

Getting lost in France: Cycling abroad alone

Having fun on the bike often means chatting to friends, challenging someone on a climb and sitting together for the post-ride coffee. I l...

Cycling metamorphosis: From amused partner to lycra-clad peak conqueror

My mother tells people that I ride my bike because otherwise I wouldn’t get to see my husband. He’s alright my other half, but I’m not go...

Join Ella on a weekly ride or monthly adventure

Now that we have our first Ella CyclingTips ambassadors you can not only be a part of the Ella community on the site, but if you are in V...