The Weekly Rider - Robbie McEwen

Robbie McEwen is the Weekly Rider! One of Australia’s cycling greats, he has 12 Tour de France stage wins to his name. 

He's now moved into media and gave us great insights during SBS's coverage of this year's Tour de France.

Above all, Robbie still loves ride. We found out why.

Name: Robbie McEwen

Lives: Nobby Beach, Gold Coast

Dream bike: A cross style bike for on and off road riding with a dropper post, suspension forks, disk brakes & 28mm semi cross style tyres... One bike that I can do everything on. 

Favourite local ride: Currumbin Valley

My current cycling goal is: do enough to look fit! 

When I am on the bike... I have heaps of ideas. 

How did your love for bikes come about - seeing BMX in 1981 got me interested. My first BMX that christmas got me loving bikes. 

Share a cycling memory: as a kid taking shovels to the bush on the bikes and building bmx tracks. It's a great feeling to ride your own design of jumps. 

I love to ride because... it keeps me fit, clears my head. 

Bike bug Robbie McEwen Granfondo - Goldcost Hinterland

The Bikebug Robbie McEwen Granfondo is being held on Sunday 27 September 2015. The event gives you the opportunity to ride in the spectacular Gold Coast hinterland. 

There's three courses to choose from, ranging from the 133km Granfondo to the 100km Sportive and 50km Piccolo. The event also offers the opportunity for kids to enjoy riding on the safety of a closed traffic free circuit at Nerang Cycling Centre while riders are out on course.

Entries are open until Thursday night, head to to sign up and secure your spot!

Find out more about Robbie McEwen and check out his range of kit and other cycling products at