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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 language of cycling. My friends who know me are not surprised when I tell them about an upcoming move around the world. My family gave up noting down my current living address. That’s …

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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 day on the bike – they are the ones you’ll never forget. The ride could be an event that is so innovative it is locked into your ride calendar every year, a gorgeous …

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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 identification program, the Zwift Academy, will be back and there is even the possibility that it could expand further by creating a virtual development team. In 2016 Zwift and Canyon-SRAM offered riders the …

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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 day on the bike – they are the ones you’ll never forget. The ride could be an event that is so innovative it is locked into your ride calendar every year, a gorgeous …

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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 for the Giro della Donna is, it’s whatever you want it to be. I enjoyed watching the front of the field race off, packed with riders that vie …

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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 heard more than the odd tale about what a single speed mountain bike race was like and had experienced plenty of events that embraced the less than serious side of cycling. But nothing could quite …

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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 champion and Orica-AIS rider Amanda Spratt, a break from riding a bike includes … riding a bike. When thinking of the off-season one mostly looks forward to a holiday, time away …

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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 day on the bike – they are the ones you’ll never forget. The ride could be an event that is so innovative it is locked into your ride calendar every year, a gorgeous …

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 together like peanut butter and jelly, but not nearly as sweet. However, it’s not the first thing that comes to mind of when I think about the LA riding scene. …

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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 to find a new rider for the 2017 season. The search for that rider, labelled ‘The Canyon-SRAM Racing and Zwift Academy Project’, started in March 2016 with women around the world plugging in and completing a …

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