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.
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.
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.
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.
George Mihailides - No Boullie Tacks
We speak to George Mihailides, the man behind 'No Boullie Tacks' has organised a second Yarra Boulevard 'protest ride' this Sunday 8 November at 10am. La Velocita talked to George about the story so far and why he's taking a stand.
Matthew Keenan - The Dirty Dozen
He’s established himself as just about the most knowledgeable commentator in the business and is currently airing his second season of The Bike Lane.
We spent some time riding with Matthew Keenan at this year’s Dirty Dozen.
Melbourne based MAAP hit the market in October 2014 across a select network of cycling boutiques as well as a dedicated online site.
If you're out riding, you'll likely see someone in the distinctive range of MAAP socks and now their extended range of cycling gear is gaining momentum.
Mike Boudrie caught up with the guys behind MAAP to find out what they are all about.