Socks: Tips and top picks

Last week I introduced my top ten picks for women’s cycling kit. I have to admit that I was fairly thrilled that you took to the comment section and social media to challenge my choices – and introduce me to a few new-to-me brands. It’s clear that everyone has their own opinion on kit, and […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Caleb Ewan and Chloe Hosking take overall honours at the Bay Crits; Wiggins renews with Team Sky, but only until 2015 Paris-Roubaix; AIGCP managing director Eisenga says 2017 UCI WorldTour reform deadline ‘a challenge’; Cadel Evans playing down chances of Nationals win; Laurens Ten Dam’s […]


The Week in Bike #45 – TWIBmas is All Around

You’d think the efforts of a past-prime pop star to frack just that tiniest extra bit of success out of his career would have nothing to do with cycling, and yet…there he is in my headlines. So why not extend the theme—the words of Love Actually‘s Billy Mack do have some surprising applicability to the sport’s current condition, even […]


Assos, Capo, Castelli and Rapha Bibshorts Review

There comes a time in every rider’s life when an appreciation for fine, well-fitting shorts outweighs any concern about their cost. Indeed, a great pair of bibshorts can transform your time on the bike from tolerating the ride to indulging in another 10km. Sure, a new set of high-priced shorts won’t improve your legs, but […]


Supercross Melbourne – This Sunday

Rapha and Dirty Deeds brings Super Cross to Australia, delivering super-charged cyclocross racing to Melbourne. Spectators can enjoy racing of all abilities; from the best in the land to absolute beginners. The winning combination of beer, pies, frites, DJ’s, live music and cowbells will create the best atmosphere this country has ever seen at a […]


The Snowys

Back in May we set off to film our fourth Rapha Continental film in Australia. I had never been to the Snowy Mountains, but it seemed like an ideal place to take our bikes and explore some unfamiliar roads. After a lot of digging I was surprised to find that there was very little cycling […]


Van Diemen’s Land Backstage Pass

Back in December we went over to Tasmania to shoot the first of the new Rapha Continental films. Riding around Tasmania was one of those things that’s quite easily achievable for us in Melbourne, but there’s always something bigger, better or more important to do. Some call it “proximity syndrom”, I call it “way overdue”.


The New Rapha Grand Tour Shoes Competition

As you may have seen already Rapha has released their much anticipated Grand Tour Shoe. Footwear is highly dependant on individual preference and fit, but it’s hard to argue with the sheer elegance and workmanship of Rapha’s new shoe.


Bikes Of The Bunch | Spare Parts

Every few years I accumulate enough bits and pieces to create a Frankenbike. It’s a slow process that I manage through donations, replacements and upgrades. Here is my very own “Bikes of the Bunch” five minutes of fame featuring a plethora of spare parts, a few clandestine purchases, and a lot of favors along the […]


Join Us At Bay 13 On Arthurs Seat

As part of my position with Rapha I’m holding the biggest party Australia has ever seen on “Alp d’Arthurs” this Saturday, Oct 15 to cheer on the riders of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour. As readers of CyclingTips, I invite every single one of you to come along to enjoy the race and create an […]