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 2700 meters of climbing. Fair to say, it was a tough day out for me and my riding crew. We had planned to ride this for months and were super […]


Ella Picks: how do we get more women on (mountain) bikes; Afghan women’s cycling team up for humanitarian award; new women’s WorldTour team and more

In this week’s internet roundup, we explore what it takes to get more women on mountain bikes. We also want you to meet National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year honorees, the Afghan Women’s Cycling Team. And we catch up on latest team signings, new teams and more. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! […]


Ella Picks: Are female cyclists safer, Beyoncé on a bike, The Oppy, Momentum 947 coverage and more

In this week’s internet roundup, let’s discuss the continued sexualisation of women in cycling, the progress in cyclocross and a study that suggests that women are safer cyclists. We also want to introduce you to bad-ass endurance racer Rebecca Rush and para-cyclist Carol Cooke. And we have coverage from the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge, the latest […]


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 communal area outside that I can use to wash my bike – no hose, no workstand, NOTHING! So I am often asked how I clean my bike. The answer is […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: “A new chance” – Ciolek explains move to Cult Energy-Stolting for 2016; 2014 world under 23 time trial champion Flakemore looks set to quit BMC Racing Team; Mark Cavendish chasing Tour de France stage win record with new team; Meares says she will miss rivalry […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Astana granted WorldTour license for 2016, licencing scrutiny ends; One Pro Cycling receives ProContinental license for 2016; Froome explains delay in release of physiological data; Damien Howson and Mitch Docker re-sign with Orica-GreenEdge; Seven things track and field can learn from cycling; An interview with […]


Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

In this week’s internet roundup, let’s discuss the Rio Olympic road course and the introduction of e-bike racing. We also want to introduce you to the all-women cyclocross team, This Team Saves Lives, and their mission to combat hunger and to get more women on bikes. There’s a clip from a Halloween cyclocross race you […]

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 trials and road races.  Oh, the fun of cyclocross! Whilst it has been some time since I pinned a number on and lined up for a cyclocross race, the essentials for prepping for a cyclocross race […]


Men not allowed: women’s only events are on the rise, but are they successful?

As a woman at cycling events you can get pretty used to being in the minority. It’s not uncommon to turn up to road cycling challenges with hundreds of men, yet count the number of women on your fingers, or to compete at a cyclocross races with multiple healthy men’s divisions yet the women are […]


Racing for last place

Last month I entered a race with no doubt that the final position had my name written all over it, no matter how hard I tried. So why did I even bother when a last place was inevitable? Because there are so many good reasons to race, and pushing yourself to beat someone else is […]