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Australian co-editor, Ella CyclingTips
When I was 15 it was such a big deal when my parents got me my first decent road bike, which was a bright orange 8 speed Shogun Katana, with shifters on the down tube and toe clips. I treasured that bike.
Road: BMC Roadracer SLO1
Cyclocross: Jamis Supernova
Mountain bike: S-Works Stumpjumper 29er hardtail
It changes every week depending on what type of riding I am most enjoying doing and watching at the time.
It’s got to be something which involves a bit of climbing, a bit of dirt, not much traffic and ideally it will be well off the beaten track. Exploring some of the many fire trails around Mount Beauty generally hits the mark – generous doses of steep climbs and spectacular views.