‘Rising From Ashes’ film night: help us raise money for Charity:Water

CyclingTips is proud to be hosting a pre-release screening of the feature-length documentary ‘Rising From Ashes’ on Wednesday June 11 in Melbourne. Thanks to Cinema Nova and Curious Films, 100% of all ticket sales will go directly to Charity:Water. We hope that you can join us.


Gran Fondo Beechworth

About six hours from Sydney and only three hours from Melbourne is the well-preserved gold rush town of Beechworth. The town’s streets are lined with alfresco cafes, and with a popular gourmet food and wine region on its doorstep, Beechworth looks set to experience another gold rush, this time in cycling tourism.


The Hubert Opperman Gran Fondo – Recipe for Success

We cyclists are not a complicated bunch to please: Affix a new component or don a new item of clothing and motivation levels to get out and ride increase exponentially. Show us a dead country road, throw in some rays of sunshine, a few rolling hills and we’ll ride till sunset. As long as the …


FutuRide – Changing Mindsets Towards Sustainable Practices

Almost everyone comes to read this blog is a cyclist of some sort. Whether you ride for recreation or if you integrate cycling into your daily lifestyle as a way of doing your small part for the good of the planet, it doesn’t need to be mutually exclusive. I consider myself to be both.


Haute Route – The 7 Mythical Cols of the Alps In 7 Days

I’ve been intivted to participate in a Gran Fondo event called Haute Route from August 19th to 25th which takes you over the most famous mountain passes in the Alps between Geneve and Nice. In its 2nd edition the Haute Route covers 780 km, 21,000 meters of climbing traversing through seven world-famous cities and mountain …


Tour of Bright

The Tour of Bright was the headline event this weekend attracting competitors from all over Victoria, NSW and ACT. As usual, the Alpine Cycling Club and volunteers did an outstanding job at organising the race and arranging for beautiful weather for us.


100 Cols in 10 Days | The Cent Cols Challenge

Call me insane but my idea of a perfect holiday is one where a challenge is set and by the time I get through to the other side there’s a sense of achievement like no other. I want an experience that I’ve had to earn; something that no beach holiday can provide. I’ve heard lots …


Robbie McEwen – One Way Road Book Launch

This month Robbie McEwen released his autobiography describing the last 20 years of his cycling career.


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 face for the first time. Aside from their various other competencies, one thing that intrigued me about some of my colleagues was there was their attraction to …


Pass’Portes du Soleil 2011

I’m back here in Champéry Switzerland galavanting around the Alps satisfying my guilty pleasures. Baggy shorts, black socks, hairy legs, sausages and beer….all the deadly sins a seasoned roadie can possibly indulge.


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