Bikes of the Bunch: Donhou Signature Steel DSS1

You might recognise the name Donhou Bikes from the “100mph Bike” they built a while back; a bike with a 104-tooth chainring. Well, Donhou is now also producing a handcrafted stock model called the Signature Steel. We spoke with Donhou Bicycles founder Tom Donhou, and the proud owner of a Signature Steel, David Ollerhead, about […]


Reunited with brother Gus, Lachlan Morton details “super-exciting” plans

The possibility that the sport could lose one of its most promising young climbing talents has abated with confirmation that Lachlan Morton will remain a professional cyclist in 2015. The Australian told CyclingTips last month that he wanted to step back from the WorldTour level, saying that he had had enough. “I’m looking elsewhere – […]


The Week in Bike #42 – Why Cook Leftovers?

As he noted on Tumblr earlier this week, Cosmo found Matthias Brändle’s Hour Record attempt a welcome distraction from stories that seem to sound…familiar around this time of year. It’s important to pick out on new distinctions in the headlines, be they different concepts in how to manage the sport, or new takes on dodging the doping rap. We […]


10 highlights from the 2014 road cycling season

The 2014 road season is effecively finished and already the focus is turning to what 2015 might hold. But before the new year rolls around, editor Matt de Neef put together 10 of the CyclingTips team’s highlights from the 2014 season, in no particular order.


How Tinkov’s Grand Tour Challenge could prove costly for cycling

The idea may be on hold for 2015, but Oleg Tinkov is determined to keep pushing the sport’s top riders to eventually accept his proposed Grand Tour Challenge. Under the plan, the Russian Tinkoff-Saxo team owner would put up one million euro to be shared amongst 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali, 2013 Tour winner and […]


Brandle aiming for 52 kilometres in taking on Voigt’s hour record on Thursday

One day before he will attempt to break Jens Voigt’s world hour record, Matthias Brandle has said that he is aiming to go almost one kilometre per hour quicker than the German rider. Voigt attacked the record on September 19 in Grenchen, Switzerland, with his 51.115 kilometre distance surpassing the previous record of 49.7 kilometres. […]


Sleep for cyclists: how to ensure you’re recovering properly

We all know how important sleep is, not just for physical regeneration but for mental and psychological recovery as well. And when you’re a cyclist – professional or otherwise – sleep plays an even more vital role than it might for the average person. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef spoke with Dr Shona Halson, Senior […]


Join the CyclingTips team this Movember

November is fast approaching and here at CyclingTips we’re preparing for a month of moustache-laden goodness as we grow mo’s in support of Movember. And we aren’t just ‘tashing up ourselves – our goal is to make cycling Movember’s largest sporting network in the world. But we cannot do it without your help. Last year, […]


Bikes of the Bunch: Swift SCULP Ultralight Project

A couple weeks ago I bumped into Jonathan Cantwell at Cafe Racer and noticed his new SwiftCarbon model that I hadn’t seen before. When I asked about it he promptly told me to lift it up and once I did, I knew it was something more than just any regular bike.


The Week in Bike #41: The Lennie Briscoe Look

If you’ve never seen Law & Order, you’re missing out on Lennie Briscoe, fictional NYC detective and apparent Cadel Evans fashion inspo at the unveiling of next year’s rather extraordinary Tour de France route. Frankly, Briscoe’s dry quips would be at home in cycling, be it interrogating Vino’, watching the various governing bodies flounder, or staring wistfully at a mangled derailleur. […]