Boels-Dolmans: What I know now that I wish I knew then

You know that tips section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign up? Well, that section is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” We ask that question nearly every time we do an interview with someone for the first time. […]


Fit for the fight

Michelle Lee reached out to me on Twitter. She said she had a story from a teammate that she thought would be a good fit for the Ella audience. Could she send it my way? I have to admit, I didn’t have particularly high expectations. We’ve been pitched quite a few ideas since launch, and […]


How To: Get your mud on with Australian cyclocross national champion Lisa Jacobs

Ask any rider about her first cyclocross race, and you’ll probably hear something like this: “It was tricky and I got filthy, but afterwards I just had this big silly grin on my face and I couldn’t wait to do it again.” It is a cycling discipline that is designed for the wet and chilly […]


How To: Commute like a champ

Ella columnist Verita Stewart fell in love with cycling when she started to commute to work three years ago. And like many before her, Verita’s love for cycling quickly took on a life as its own. Although Verita now races at the top level of the sport in Australia, she continues the daily commute that […]


How To: Ride your road bike on dirt and gravel

We recently shared registration details for the Ella CyclingTips Women’s Ride on April 12. Our ride includes a bit of dirt and gravel, which we know might be new terrain for some of you. To ensure you’re ride-ready for the big event, we reached out to Gracie Elvin who graciously shared her top five tips […]


Chloe Hosking’s top tips for on-the-bike dog encounters

Inspired by a recent encounter with a dog whilst riding in Italy, Chloe Hosking shares her best advice on how to handle the dicey situation of being chased by a dog while on the bike. A few days ago I was riding my bike around the beautiful Lago Maggiore in Italy. I decided to venture […]


Tips to keep your rubbish off the road

Verita Stewart’s latest Ella column tackles a dirty topic – rubbish. She shares her tips for keeping the roads we enjoy litter-free A few weeks ago I went along on the CyclingTips Friday Sickie Ride* during which I was reminded of something that really gets under my skin…. Litter. I hate litter, littering and litterers. […]


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 […]