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5 Reasons I Do Not Race

Sarah Hammond is a fixture in the Melbourne cycling scene. An endurance rider, Hammond is a serial everester (someone who has completed m...

Climb for Nepal wrap-up: tired legs turn into helping hands

The Climb for Nepal, where riders were asked to raise money while ascending the height of Mt Everest in June, has finished but the task i...

Jesse Carlsson races to victory in the Trans Am

Over the past couple weeks Melbourne's Jesse Carlsson has been racing from west to east across the USA, taking part in the brutally hard ...

Miles and miles: what it takes to attempt the year record

The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in some of the historical world cycling records. The pro riders have been lining up...

10,000km in a month: the story of Bruce Berkeley

If everything goes to plan, Bruce Berkeley will soon hold the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance ever ridden in a month. He ...

Attempting the Oppy 24-Hour Record

On Saturday 15 March, CyclingTips' resident historian Craig Fry was part of a team that attempted the Australian Audax Flèche Opperman 24...

Riding the Festive 500 in one go

The Festive 500 is a Strava-based challenge that sees riders attempt to cover 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. It takes mos...

Take a Walk on the WildSide

Hayden Kerr takes a trip down to Tasmania to talk about the recent adventures he encountered during his first Wildside mountain biking ra...

Paris-Brest-Paris & the Twenty-Four

A couple weeks ago I made a trip to London to visit Rapha for a few days. There were many fascinating people who I got to meet face to fa...

The Intensity Trap

We all know someone who thinks that if a ride doesn't hurt, it's a waste of time. He never goes for an easy ride and is always half-wheel...

Chamois Cream

A bad set of knicks can all of a sudden turn into a bearable set of knicks if you just add a bit of chamois cream.  Even if you own a set...

Getting The Most Out Of Your Speedometer

A reader sent me a very good question a few weeks back that I've been looking forward to posting.  Luckily I tracked down an old pro very...

Speed, Strength and Endurance

Have you ever gone for a ride with a pure track rider and noticed how much he suffers in the hills or in the wind?  Have you ever noticed...

280km Is A Long Day In The Saddle

Myself and 30 others rode from Melbourne to Inverloch yesterday.   That's 280km from the start/finish cafe, and over 300km for some of th...

Long Distance Rides

Photography by Ben Ingham for Rapha A question that everyone seems to have a different opinion on is "how long should my longest rides be...

Tips On Motorpacing

Motorpacing is a fantastic way to increase your leg speed and simulate race intensity.    Motorpacing for cyclists is one of those things...

Training With A Powermeter

It's been a while since I last used my Powertap.  It had stopped working just before Christmas but the great guys at TFM and Powertap qui...

Your First Bike Race

I can still remember my first bike race.  It was a mountain bike race in Canmore, Canada and I was in the citizen's class with about 20 o...

Australian Nationals Road Race Tips

Being in the middle of the peloton surrounded by Pro-Tour riders was a great place to start off watching the race.  Where's my helmet cam...

Top 10 Around The Bay Tips

Yesterday was the annual Around the Bay in a Day ride in Melbourne.  It's a spectacular thing to see over 30,000 cyclists take part in a ...

The Long Ride

Yesterday was Crowie's annual Inverloch 280 ride. It went from Melbourne to Inverloch and back on some of the most sensational roads I've...