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How to embrace riding in the rain

While summer is about to start in Australia,  those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are digging out our warmest winter riding apparel. Daylight is short and the days are grey, gloomy and wet. Trainer rides are common but most of our base miles are gained during four or five hours in the saddle, swimming through …

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Five tips for riding your road bike on dirt and gravel

It’s nearly time for the CyclingTips Giro Della Donna, which means tackling a bit of dirt and gravel on our road bikes. In case you need a few pointers to help you feel ride ready, we thought it might be a good time to revisit this article from last year in which Gracie Elvin graciously shares her top five …

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Magpie Mitigation

Spring has well and truly arrived in Australia with cyclists around the country ducking their first magpie swoops of the season. That means it’s time to start employing those bird dodging tactics again, so we’ve dug out Chloe Hosking’s article on magpie mitigation. It’s your essential refresher on how to avoid and defend, or perhaps just make …

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Lycra repair tips

Whether you’ve crashed, got snagged by a branch on the trail or the washing machine ate your favourite bibs, you’ll learn that lycra —despite its many qualities— is not tearproof. You’ve likely spent a good amount of money on your kit, and this is not how you imagined parting ways with your favourite chamois. Good …

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Summer is here: tips to keep your cool

Summer has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere. As have all the good things that come with it: sunny, warm rides and cold post-ride beers; crisp tanlines; bikepacking trips; BBQs and pool parties. But it’s also the season of sunburns, heat exhaustion and dehydration. I was reminded of this last week while spending a week …

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Do try this at home: Excalibur sprints to increase speed and power

After his initial post on becoming a better sprinter (like his fiancé Dani King!), coach Matt Rowe was keen to share another speed drill you can try on your own. If you try them, let us know how it went! Being powerful and fast is a desirable attribute for cyclists of all abilities. Whether it’s …

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The good and the bad of having a partner who rides

I count myself as one of the lucky ones, because my partner rides, too. I think this is an added bonus in a relationship as cycling is a huge part of both our lives and we understand each other’s cycling needs. After all, to the rest of the world cyclists can be strange right? We …

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What I know now that I wish I knew then…

You know that tips section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign up? Well, that section is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” We ask that question nearly every time we do an interview with someone for the first time. …

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Top five apps to improve your training

These days there are applications (‘apps’) for everything. Apps to style your boyfriend because he dresses like he’s stuck in the eighth grade, apps to find your soulmate, apps to translate your baby’s cries (yes, this exists), apps to face swap your face with your dog’s…what a time to be alive! The possibilities are endless. …

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How to become a faster sprinter

British track and road cyclists Danielle “Dani” King (Wiggle High5) is showing good form on the road this season. She kicked off her road season early with impressive results in Australia’s Santos Women’s Tour and Cadel Evan’s Great Ocean Road Race. She was always among the top contestants, especially in a sprint finish. King’s got …

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