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Ask Ella: How do I rise above getting dropped from the bunch?

I saw a woman’s face in a cycling bunch ride two weeks ago that is imprinted on my mind, because it’s a face I know so well. I had never ...

Smiles for miles: a weekend away with Ella and Soigneur

There are endless reasons why we ride. We all have our own reasons yet the love for the bike unifies us and brings us together. This week...

Preparing for a charity ride: What to expect and how to prepare

Last month, I was fortunate enough to take part in Ride the Rockies, a charity ride that took us through the Colorado Rocky Mountains (U....

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...

The essentials of racing in a bunch

Matt Stephens runs through the essentials for racing in a bunch and some tips on how to do it safely and efficiently.

How To Race In CrossWinds

Strong winds, such as crosswinds define many flat bike races. Daniel Lloyd takes you through the on-the-bike strategies, positioning, eff...

How To Move Up In A Bunch

A great race result is usually due to being in the right place at the right time. GCN's Matt Stephens takes you through the essentials of...

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...

Crash Prevention

Crashing on a road bike sucks. There's no two ways about it. Whenever I'm out mountain biking there's always someone who has a stack, but...

Col de Roll - The Best Bike Race On Earth

Out of the dozens of different bike racing formats in existence, one stands out as being my favorite. It's not sanctioned by the UCI but ...

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...

Ban The Bunch?

Last night the Bayside Counsel held a meeting to vote about banning parking along the rest of Beach Road on weekends.  The only news I've...

Drive To Work Day

I was forced to drive into the city for work yesterday and the traffic was absolute chaos. Was I the only motorist that realized that the...

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...

When The Paceline Stalls...

I had an interesting experience on Saturday while racing the Warny.  After Feedzone #2 when the peloton split and the hard chase commence...