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A beginner's guide to prepping for a criterium

It is spring in the Southern Hemisphere and even if the weather in the southern states of Australia may at times seem to have forgotten t...

Nowhere to hide: Tips to tackle trainer torture

I'm sitting here at the kitchen table sipping my coffee, staring out the window at the trees blowing in the wind. It's raining outside, a...

Five ways to look cool on the bike

It's not easy to define but you know it when you see it. Someone who just looks cool on their bike. They stand out in a bunch of riders a...

Celebrating International Women's Day with women's voices and women's stories

We are honoured to be part of a wonderful community that celebrates women on bikes, and we love sharing the incredible stories and inspir...

Five ways to ruin (and salvage) your kit

I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of person who ruins my brand new clothing in seconds, usually by dribbling food or smudging some...

What the Summer of Cycling means to NRS riders

The Summer of Cycling in Australia is a jam-packed period of racing. We warm up with prestigious events such as the Cycling Victoria Tour...

Race photographers: Bike racing's unsung heroes

We often talk about the awesome jobs that swannies, mechanics, directors, volunteers and race organisers do at bike races, but what about...

Riding faux pas: you've been warned

Your development as a rider isn't limited to fitness and bike handling skills. A lot has to do with cycling etiquette as well.  No one wa...

The dos and don'ts of helping a struggling rider

I don’t know about you, but there have been many times when I’ve been struggling on the bike. This has happened during racing as well as ...

Keeping on track during the festive season

The festive time of year can be challenging when you still have training and racing goals to meet. As everyone around you is winding down...

Your first upgrades: here's where to invest your money

Cycling is an expensive sport, and I often get asked what to invest in when new to cycling. What items should one prioritise? And what is...

How to be a good riding buddy

On Sunday I rode the Giro Della Donna, which is a stunning loop out of the town of Warburton, Victoria, consisting of 105 kilometres and ...

How to clean your bike for apartment dwellers

I live in an apartment with my partner and eight bikes. The most annoying thing about living in my apartment complex is that there is no ...

A beginner's guide to prepping for a cyclocross race

This is part four of a series on preparing for races of different disciplines. Previous columns  covered prepping for criteriums, time tr...

A beginner's guide to prepping for a road race

This is part three of a series on preparing for races of different disciplines. Previous columns  covered prepping for criteriums and tim...

A beginner's guide to prepping for a time trial

This is part two of a series on preparing for races of different disciplines. If you missed last week's column on prepping for criteriums...

Bad days happen to the best of us

Sometimes you have a bad day on the bike. This past weekend, I had one of them. My team and I were in Lorne for Amy's Otway Classic, an N...

Too many bikes?

I’m sure you have all heard the saying "n+1 is the perfect number of bikes to own" - where "n" = the number of bike you have. With new bi...

Winter weather wear

I’ve found myself compulsively checking my weather app lately. Melbourne has been less than impressive in the weather department - rainy,...

What your coffee says about you

I don’t know about your riding group but mine is very diverse. We all ride different bikes, have our preferred brand of kit, and we all o...

Will ride for coffee: tips on how to become a morning person

Apologies for the tardiness of this post, I pressed snooze a couple times too many. Early mornings and late nights, are catching up on me...