‘The bike is a simple thing to enjoy’ – a chat with framebuilding pioneer Tom Ritchey

Cycling is full of iconic brands and iconic figures — people and companies that have helped shape, mould and physically weld the industry into what it is today. Some have morphed into huge goliaths with their original founders selling up and moving on. Others have stuck to their guns, often staying small, producing products that […]


Where it went wrong for Matt Goss: “The last two years haven’t been perfect”

Matt Goss is determined to strike early in 2016 and quickly repay the faith new team One Pro Cycling has showed in signing him on the back of some self-assessed “bad” years. The ink on the contract with the British squad founded by former England cricketer Matt Prior has barely dried but 28-year-old Goss is […]


Life after the WorldTour: an interview with Sea Keong Loh

Becoming a pro cyclist is a something many amateur cyclists aspire to. Living that dream seems, from the outside, to consist of traveling the world, racing hard and being looked after by multiple staff so you can perform at your best. But what’s it actually like when you enter that world of pro racing, where […]


The Ultimate Job Competition: An interview with photographer Beardy McBeard

“The Ultimate Job” competition winners, courtesy of Exodus Travel, have touched down in France and have already gotten their hands dirty doing all the stuff we should be doing! In this first instalment one of our winners Riley Wolff interviews photographer Marcus Enno (a.k.a ‘Beardy McBeard’) who has been shooting the Giro and Tour and […]


Heinrich Haussler on his up-and-down season and life beyond cycling

When the Tour de France begins in Utrecht this weekend it will do so without Australia’s road race champion, Heinrich Haussler. After a challenging season thus far, the IAM sprinter and Classics specialist is busy recharging mind and body before the second half of the season. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef caught up with Haussler […]


Patrick Bevin: Avanti Racing’s ‘next big thing’

Patrick Bevin burst on to the radar of many Australian cycling fans when he dominated the second half of the 2014 National Road Series (NRS) with the Search2Retain team. Since then the 24-year-old New Zealander has joined Avanti Racing and enjoyed further success in the NRS, not to mention his victories in the Oceania and […]


Interview with Dennis Vanendert

On a recent visit to Belgium for the cobbled classics we were kindly allowed to have a look behind the closed doors of the Lotto Soudal service course, an unassuming building full of kit, cars, trucks and obviously team bikes. A warehouse unit with everything that’s needed to keep a pro team running smoothly throughout […]

Richie Porte: “I’ve already had an incredible season but I want more”

Things are falling into place for Team Sky’s Richie Porte in 2015. As of Sunday the Australian time trial champion has six UCI-classified victories to his name, including overall victories in two, week-long WorldTour stage races: Paris-Nice and the Volta a Catalunya. But Porte has his sights set on an even greater success this season: […]


My First Race – Part 1

We often forget that everyone started at the same place as cyclists. Almost none of us won our first race, none of us looked the part, and some of us didn’t even finish. But they all have one thing in common: they had a crack, and kept on trying. In the first of this ongoing […]


BikeBug: How one Aussie bike shop is competing against the big brands

It’s no secret that many local bike shops in Australia are struggling to make ends meet. Last month one of Sydney’s largest bike shops closed their doors owing half a million dollars to creditors. On the opposite end of the spectrum, brothers Frank and Rocky Fortuna have built their BikeBug brand to be a success […]