Rides

300km United Energy Around the Bay 2018

Bicycle Network’s United Energy Around the Bay is one of the most well-known mass participation rides in Australia. It’s one of the events that many new cyclists really find their legs, and one where the more seasoned riders out there train hard to bring down their time and beat their personal best.

300km United Energy Around the Bay 2018

Rapha Rides

For all you Raphafarians out there it's time to get your bike looking its best, your Rapha kit ready and start banking some sleep... 'Rapha RIDES' starts this Friday 5 May and involves, as you might imagine, a bunch of rides. This weekend it's Sydney with Giro viewings followed up by four rides exploring Sydney's best.. then onto 19 other cities worldwide over 6 months.

Rapha Rides

THE BACK OF FALLS - Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

When people who ride start talking about the “Back of Falls” you can literally see the fear in their eyes. And if they’re wearing oversized sunglasses you can tell they’re uncomfortable as they recoil in their seats, their hair stands on end (hair on arms obviously - no decent cyclist has hair on their legs) and they break out in a cold sweat.

THE BACK OF FALLS - Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Cycling Australia Road Nationals Gran Fondo Ballarat

The Cycling Australia Road Nationals event is quickly becoming a must on any self respecting cyclist's calendar. Standing on the side of Mount Buninyong Road during the road race you get pretty close to the experience of standing on the side of a climb in the Tour de France... to make it even better though, the riders keep coming around and around.

And even better than that you can take the opportunity to ride the Gran Fondo on closed roads and experience what it's like for yourself... combine this with five days of cracking racing and riding and you're getting pretty close to a dream cycling adventure.

Cycling Australia Road Nationals Gran Fondo Ballarat

Audax Alpine Classic

Riding in the Victorian High Country does not get much better than this. In it's 30th year, last weekend's ride was another cracker, perfect conditions, awesome riding and smiles all round. We were there to get a piece of the action.

Audax Alpine Classic

Ol’ Dirty 2016

Since it first kicked off in 2010, the ride as Ol’ Dirty has involved all the things we love most about riding at La Velocita: challenging yourself, exploring new roads, spending quality time with mates, and a detailed knowledge of the history of rap music.

Ol’ Dirty 2016

Rapha Prestige Brisbane.

Every year Melbournians say the same thing. This year is the coldest and wettest winter they have known, this year has been no exception. So I thought I would take the opportunity to head north to Brisbane for a few days, explore some new roads and ride the Rapha Prestige ride.

Rapha Prestige Brisbane.

Sarah Hammond - Trans Am Bike Race.

The Trans Am Bike race is on. As you read this Sarah Hammond is starting an incredible journey to cycle 6,800km across the U.S as quickly as possible... unsupported. We spoke to Sarah last week to get her last minute thoughts on this massive challenge.

Sarah Hammond - Trans Am Bike Race.

RideWest: To Ride with Meaning

Last week I again had the privilege to ride from Brisbane to Longreach as part of RideWest, a Charity Bike Ride which raises money for the Royal Flying Doctors and the mental health programs that they run in the bush.

RideWest: To Ride with Meaning

Team Brevet - Oppy 24 2016

Too often we avoid a challenge because it is too difficult. In a busy world I often hear people saying, ‘I don’t have the time’. 

So, take inspiration from Team Brevet. Five ‘ordinary’ people, busy with family and jobs, who together achieved something truly extraordinary; a new Audax Fleche Opperman 24 Hour team time trial record of 800km.

Team Brevet - Oppy 24 2016

L’Eroica - Honouring Cycling's History

Strade Bianche has come and gone, epic landscapes, hard racing and of course dirt and gravel. Cancellara made it three in another amazing display of talent.

Following from this event, I spoke with Damian Hancock from A’qto Cycling about his experience riding many of the same roads while riding L’Eroica.

L’Eroica - Honouring Cycling's History

Billie Samuels - 1934 Melbourne to Sydney

Today we take a trip down Memory Lane to remember a 23 year old Melbourne waitress, Billie Samuels who in March 1934, planned to ride from Melbourne to Sydney in record time.

When you next head out for your next epic, and you think you’re doing it tough then remember this story of this 4”11 inch fighter.

Billie Samuels - 1934 Melbourne to Sydney

Domestique Baw Baw

The Domestique Baw Baw ride was held on Saturday 13th February in near perfect conditions and attracted record crowds.  It is easily one of Victorias most popular cycling events and attracts riders of all abilities. 

Domestique challenges you to step outside of your comfort zone and to inspire riders to go and travel and explore, and to test your limits. 

Domestique Baw Baw