Aussie kit week - Day 5 - Spin Cycle Clothing

For day 5, I spoke to modern Renaissance man Nathaniel Peek, the brains (and all other body parts) behind Spin Cycle Clothing. He's a man of rare intelligence, talent, and a solid gold nice dude.  He's also a relentless designer with an amazing eye for shapes and patterns.

Aussie kit week - Day 5 - Spin Cycle Clothing

Aussie kit week - Day 1 - Attaquer

We believe Australia's cycling kit industry is the best in the world. We are spoilt with so many great brands producing quality kits. We wanted to run a campaign highlighting just how much passion and talent there is behind the Aussie kit industry so we reached out to some of the top quality people behind the brands to find out what makes them tick.

Aussie kit week - Day 1 - Attaquer
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Ridge Supply apparel

Meet Matt Hawkins, the man behind the ultra-colourful Ridge Supply apparel. He's an amazing guy with an amazing story. 

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Ridge Supply apparel
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Cycle Closet

Adelaide’s Cycle Closet is a hot contender for Australia’s coolest apparel store. To celebrate its approaching first birthday, we wanted to profile the fledgling shop and show you why we’ve chosen them as our kit partner.

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Cycle Closet

Rogers Bespoke - meet the custom steel frame builder making works of art

A Port Adelaide warehouse is the home of Rogers Bespoke, South Australia’s only commercial steel frame builder. The one-man operation is the brainchild of James Alderson, a man committed to mixing the best modern frame-building techniques with the bicycle’s oldest frame material. The results are some of the most beautiful bikes putting rubber to the road.

Rogers Bespoke - meet the custom steel frame builder making works of art

Why La Velocita.

Perhaps this is something I should have done sooner. It's the why behind La Velocita. Why did it start, why the name, why the approach, what's your background, why, why, why. People have been asking me these questions a lot recently, so here it all is...

Why La Velocita.

The Open U.P. - One bike/build to rule them all

Roaming the roads and trails of Adelaide is an extraordinary bike. It’s an Open U.P., the revolutionary bike that can take mountain bike and road/cyclocross wheels.

This particular bike has been built to an impossibly high standard. I met the owner, the bike, and the builder so I could tell the story of this sublime machine. To protect the owner’s privacy, I refer to him as Mr LMA (Luckiest Man Alive) for reasons that will be very obvious.

The Open U.P. - One bike/build to rule them all

Buck!t Belts: a very special use for your tyres

In a quiet unit block in Adelaide's eastern suburbs is the workshop of Buck!t belts creator, Craig Northam. On the surface, Buck!t converts used bicycle tyres into belts, watch straps and wallets. 

Buck!t Belts: a very special use for your tyres

Leeana-Kate James #WhyBeNormal

Why be normal?  If you want it bad enough then set yourself unrealistic goals, push yourself to the limit and then go out and achieve it.  

That’s the motto of Leeana-Kate James, an up and coming road and track cyclist that has just signed to the team WhyBeNormal? She's moving across to Milan to race fixed and road bikes, designing cycling apparel and generally doing rad stuff.

Leeana-Kate James #WhyBeNormal

Two girls, two Malvern Stars, one gear, lots of ice-cream and the trip of a lifetime

In honour of International Women’s Day I’d like to introduce you to two female cyclists that inspire me. Aged 19 and 21 they left Melbourne way back in 1946, on their Malvern Star bikes for the adventure of a lifetime.

The people behind a'qto - Damian Hanckock and Nancy De Losa.

At La Velocita we love talking to people that make cycling better. Over the last 18 months I’ve got to know Damian Hancock and Nancy De Losa.

They are the passionate husband and wife team behind Melbourne based brand a’qto. I caught up with them at this year's Audax Alpine Classic to talk about what’s next.

The people behind a'qto - Damian Hanckock and Nancy De Losa.