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A balancing act, a wallaby, and a ride into the light

There’s a wedge of bush – a kind of island in suburbia – running over a freeway tunnel near my house, crowded with dense scrub and cut by...

Nine Mountains - The journey of two cyclists

The journey of two cyclists (Leo Russell & George Stagg) on a mission to climb the 9 most challenging and notorious mountains in Europe. ...

The life and death of a bike pump

It wasn’t a very good floor pump. It didn’t cost much, didn’t have Bluetooth and didn’t have a digital gauge; it just put air into tubes,...

Olympic MTB champ Jenny Rissveds breaks contract to address mental health

Reigning Olympic mountain-bike champion Jenny Rissveds and her Scott-SRAM team — the only pro team she's ever known — have agreed to part...

How to mentally recover after a bike crash

During the women’s road race at the Rio Olympic Games in August, we all watch in horror as Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten crashed hard,...

How to beat the dreaded post race blues

Recently I completed the Falls Creek Peaks Challenge after a mammoth eight-month build-up. There was a lot of hard work that went into my...

Riding to recovery: what it took to fall in love again

When German powerhouse Ina-Yoko Teutenberg retired from professional cycling in 2014, she left the sport as one of the most respected rid...