Beyond pink it and shrink it: Layers of change in diverse Asia-Pacific (Part 2)

The women’s market for cycling products is going through a period of evolution. The commercial opportunity posed by such an underdeveloped market sector is causing companies to invest time and resources into providing female cyclists with the products they want and need. In part one of our three-part series on the women’s market we looked […]


Commuting essentials: the cute, the quirky and the functional

When Verita Stewart signed onto Ella, she probably didn’t know she was would become our in-house fashion and accessory expert. Her first piece on her favourite women’s cycling kit generated lots of chatter, so she followed up with a piece on socks. Everyone has an opinion on socks, and we loved that so many of […]


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.