CyclingTips is an Australian-based website that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.
We’re focused mainly on road cycling — from the professional cycling scene through to challenging local recreational rides — but we occasionally dabble in other disciplines (including mountain biking and cyclocross) if something particularly interesting comes our way.
We publish news, tech reviews, interviews, feature articles about everything from the science of cycling through to road safety, and a healthy dose of big beautiful images that will have you longing for long weekend rides on amazing roads. What really gets us excited is the behind-the-scenes stuff that you won’t find anywhere else.
Of course we also publish tips — hence the name of the site — about how to improve your cycling. Admittedly we don’t publish as many of these as we used to — there’s only so many cycling tips out there — but we believe the site has evolved and flourished with the addition of different types of content.
CyclingTips is based in Melbourne, Australia. While the site has an Australian focus, we cover racing and publish cycling-related stories from around the world.
We also launched CyclingTips Japan in January 2013 so if you speak Japanese and want local Japanese content, check it out here.
Who we are
CyclingTips was founded in September 2008 by Canadian-born former engineer Wade Wallace who moved to Melbourne for work in 2005. CyclingTips was run from Wade’s kitchen for more than four years before the operation moved into a small office in Melbourne. As publisher of the site, Wade is the one with the overall vision behind the site’s editorial direction and its development. But he doesn’t do it alone …
Former The Conversation editor Matt de Neef joined CyclingTips in February 2013 as the site’s editor. Former hotel marketing manager and founder of the Hells 500 cycling collective Andy van Bergen joined the team in June 2013 as business development manager. In 2014 we also brought on Irish jouralist Shane Stokes as our news editor in our bid to cover all the latest happenings in professional cycling. Also integral to the site is our web developer Ben Dunn.
This core team is supported by a number of contractors and editorial contributors.
How CyclingTips began
After years spent racing road and mountain bikes at a high level in North America Wade moved to Melbourne from Canada in 2005 and nearly quit bike racing for good. After six months spent adjusting to a new job and a new life in the Southern Hemisphere, Wade got back into cycling.
When Wade began racing again in Australia he noticed many new and different things that cyclists did here that he hadn’t seen elsewhere. Wherever in the world he cycled he noticed these little idiosyncrasies, but he never stayed anywhere long enough to give them much thought.
After a while, he started keeping this blog to share all of the cycling tips he’d learned over the years. It’s evolved into something more now, but Wade still enjoys writing about new things he learns or observes about the sport.
If you need to contact us, please email us at editor at cyclingtips.com.au. We’ll do our best to get back to you.