How to get ride-ready in 15 minutes

Aspiring pro cyclist Verita Stewart balances a full-time job with a full-time race calendar, putting in the bulk of her training before the start of the work day. Add in daily life upkeep (paying bills, grocery shopping, doing laundry), family obligations and the occasion social activity, and it’s no surprise that her sleep often suffers. […]


Eat your dinner: Tips and tricks with Mara Abbott

I read Mara Abbott’s first Daily Boulder column shortly after landing the women’s cycling editor position at Ella. I’m pretty sure I emailed her to ask her if she wanted to write for us before I reached the end. Mara’s talent with words rivals her talent on the bike, and we’re lucky she so graciously […]


How to become a better time trialist

There is nothing more satisfying than winning the race of truth: an individual time trial. Winning an ITT means you were the fastest rider on the day, that you’d mastered your race day pacing and left nothing in the legs, crossing the line exhausted but triumphant. So how do you become a great time trialist? Helen […]


How to corner

Cornering fast feels great and improving how you corner will have benefits whatever cycling you do. Whether you ride sportives, race on the road, or commute to work, learning how to take corners like a pro will help you to ride safely and quickly. Daniel Lloyd and Simon Richardson, both ex-professionals, share their pro-tips on […]


Golden Rules of Road Racing

The seasons have changed and Australian cycling calendar is again in sync with the rest of the world. Road racing season is now upon us and it’s a good time to dissect the way this type of racing works and some of the tactics involved.


Rubber Gloves – All Sorts of Uses

Another good tip from Jeff Bolstad. For the past couple of years, I’ve kept a stock of nitrile gloves in my race bag and I keep thinking of new uses for them, mostly related to the hideous climate that I live and ride in. For instance, I love hot balm on the legs on chilly […]