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How to watch the Tour by bike: A Shoddy guide

I've put together this post in the hope that you'll be able to use it next year. Actually, it's something I'm not just hoping for, I am p...

Home made energy food: The good, the bad and the sickly

Let's face it, being a cyclist isn't cheap. Don't get me wrong, it can be. But once you're in at the deep end, got that bug and seen what...

Ten things we wish we knew when we started riding

There's always an upside to pretty much anything. And for these crazy times that we find ourselves in at the moment, it seems to be that ...

Tips on choosing a sports doctor or physio

If you’ve been riding or racing for a while, there’s a good chance you have suffered an injury or illness- whether from overtraining, a b...

Top 5 core exercises for cyclists

Being a strong cyclist requires more than just strong legs. To prevent aches and maximize power transfer into your pedals, you need a str...

How To: Talk like a cyclist - round two

A few months back, I wrote a piece about cycling lingo in which I introduced you to the terms that I’ve become acquainted with since my e...

Sharing the fun: How to make cycling a family affair

I often hear people talking about how hard it is to find time to get on the bike now that children have come along, but family isn’t nece...

How To: Ride with less stress during *that time* of the month

Cycling is a great way to battle those mood swings and cramps that come with our monthly period. Yet, that bloated feeling or the thought...

Fit for the fight

Michelle Lee reached out to me on Twitter. She said she had a story from a teammate that she thought would be a good fit for the Ella aud...

How To: Talk like a cyclist

Have you ever been sitting in a café, in a bike shop or stopped at the traffic lights and overheard a conversation between cyclists and t...

How To: Get your mud on with Australian cyclocross national champion Lisa Jacobs

Ask any rider about her first cyclocross race, and you’ll probably hear something like this: “It was tricky and I got filthy, but afterwa...

How To: Commute like a champ

Ella columnist Verita Stewart fell in love with cycling when she started to commute to work three years ago. And like many before her, Ve...

How To: Descend quickly and safely

Descending is a skill that's better learned on the bike than by reading a blog.   However, two-time Olympian Rob Crowe does a fantastic j...

Buying a road bike: A women's guide

Women are told many things when they go to buy a road bike. Advice comes from all angles. There is Bike Riding Friend, Triathlete Colleag...