Your VeloClub Community

We’re fortunate to be involved in a sport that constantly inspires and motivates through simple participation. We’re proud of our members and what they get up to. This a starting point to sharing in their adventures, draw inspiration from their stories, hook up for rides, and kick off a conversation.

WANT TO HOST A RIDE?

WANT TO HOST A RIDE?

We’d love to hear your ideas for a VeloClub community ride in your area. Simply drop us an email veloclub@cyclingtips.com

WEEKLY #VELOCLUBFRIDAYS RIDES

THE WEEKLY #VELOCLUBFRIDAYS RIDE

Melbourne #lunchbunch:
Meet in the CyclingTips HQ carpark (136 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne) for a 12:30pm roll out, 45mins flat no-drop ride with obligatory bragging-rights sprint, followed by Melbourne’s best Banh Mi and Vietnamese coffee.

Adelaide:
Coming soon!

Want to host a weekly #veloclubfridays ride in your neck of the woods? Drop us an email at veloclub@cyclingtips.com and we’ll post it here.

MAY: VELOCLUB FRIDAY SICKIE

MAY 19: VELOCLUB FRIDAY SICKIE

– Melbourne Crew –
Lunch and beers (Friday sickie-esque)
8am for a 1pm lunch

Cost is $35 and includes a pint of Bridge Road beer and lunch at Rockwell and Sons.

90km loop with approx 1500m of elevation and a sprinkling of gravel.

Tickets for lunch need to be pre-bought at:
https://www.goodbeerweek.com.au/event/view/164-cyclingtips-friday-bunchie-bikes-and-beers

JUNE: THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY RIDE

JUNE: THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY RIDE
*Date TBC*

– Melbourne Crew –
The concept is simple. Departing Melbourne we’ll head out along the bay to Sorrento. From Sorrento we’ll catch the ferry to Queenscliff, and then head out via 13th Beach to pick up the Great Ocean Road where we’ll finish up in Lorne. In Lorne we’ll head to the Lorne Op Shop, where you’ll need to purchase your clothes for the pub that night. Naturally you’ll donate these back again in the morning! Day two sees us head up from Skenes Creek to Forrest, before rolling out to Colac, and back to Melbourne via the train.

If you’d like to plan an opportunity ride in your area, we’d love to post the details here. Just drop us an email with the details.

JULY: DIY TDF PROLOGUE ITT

JULY 1: DIY TDF PROLOGUE ITT

We’ll be supplying the finer details closer to the date, however here is a heads-up on the challenge. We’ll be asking you to select the most self-advantageous (and elevation-neutral – i.e. not descending) 14km sector to replicate the Stage one prologue ITT at the 2017 TDF to see how you ‘stack up’ against the pros. Points awarded for cunning, treachery, and strongest tailwinds.

http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2017/us/stage-1.html

AUGUST: SUFFERFEST KNIGHTHOOD ATTEMPT

AUGUST 5: SUFFERFEST KNIGHTHOOD ATTEMPT

That’s correct. 10 Sufferfest videos, back-to-back-to-back…. The Sufferfest guys have more than 200 licensed training centres all over the globe, so where we have mini-communities we’ll pull these to life in a group attempt – otherwise we’ll be united in our individual pain caves online!

https://thesufferfest.com/pages/knights-of-sufferlandria

SEPTEMBER: CYCLINGTIPS BIRTHDAY RIDE

SEPTEMBER 8: CYCLINGTIPS BIRTHDAY RIDE

To celebrate the birthday of CyclingTips, we’ll be taking people out on a 300km+ monster from Melbourne-Inverloch-Melbourne (with the option of a 130km ‘short’ version from Lang Lang).

Think you’d like to host a similar spin in your neck of the woods? Just drop us an email, and we’ll list it here.

OCTOBER: PEAKS CHALLENGE CRADLE MOUNTAIN, TASMANIA

OCTOBER 30: PEAKS CHALLENGE CRADLE MOUNTAIN, TASMANIA

Join the VeloClub team as we take on this newly coined Tasmanian icon. All VeloClub members receive discounted entry, and priority wave starts.

235km, 4,000m+ climbing, 13-hour deadline

More information here.

NOVEMBER: GIRO DELLA DONNA

NOVEMBER 26: GIRO DELLA DONNA

Taking place on November 26th in Warbuton, Victoria the 2017 CyclingTips Giro della Donna is CyclingTips’ flagship event. As a VeloClub member amongst other things we’ll line up for you on the weekend, you also have access to VeloClub earlybird ticket prices. A standard entry is $175, but by using the code: INSIDER17 you’ll be joining the crew at the startline for $120.

Head here to secure your spot.

DECEMBER: SLACKPACKING OVERNIGHTER

DECEMBER: SLACKPACKING OVERNIGHTER

– Melbourne crew –
A slackpacking ‘Gentlemen’s Loop’ with no support, except for mailing your overnight gear. The route we’re looking can be viewed here (mid-ride stopover at Mitta-Mitta).

We’d love to hear if you are interested in hosting a slackpacking trip in your own neck of the woods. Just drop us an email

JANUARY: TOUR DOWN UNDER

JANUARY 14-21: TOUR DOWN UNDER

With a mix of daily rides, exclusive experiences, and stage viewings you absolutely need to pencil the 2018 Tour Down Under in your diary.

More details to follow.