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Bicycling Australia

Bicycling Australia July-August 2018

Bicycling Australia is packed with interesting and useful information that will enhance your cycling experience. Our expert writers specialise in providing detailed information on training, positioning, health and nutrition, designed to help you ride better. There’s also unbiased, critical analysis of new products—from parts, and accessories, to clothing and nutrition, to full bike reviews—all with detailed photography to help you buy better. You'll also find Where to Ride suggestions in every issue, for destinations both in Australia and overseas. Download your copy now!

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In this issue

2 min.
adios amigos

WINTER HAS ARRIVED BY A BANG, AND I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU but these cold temperatures sure make me want to go riding. In Noosa. That’s right our next Classic Gran Fondo will be held on the glorious Sunshine Coast on August 26th. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic event and the perfect opportunity to get away with mates or your significant other, for the riding but also for the sun, sand, food and wine. There’ll be locally produced food, coffee, beer and wine, live music, sponsor stalls with merchandise for sale and fun for the kids. You dont have to go all the way to QLD though... keep in mind the award winning Bowral Classic, slated for Sunday 21st October, in the NSW southern highlands. It seems there is a season…

2 min.
our contributors

SARAH HUNTER Sarah is an associate coach for FTP Training. She is a qualified Triathlon Coach and has a certification in Fitness. She’s a lifetime competitive athlete with a 20 year passion for cycling including Ironman triathlon, multi day MTB races, TTs, CX and crits. Her passion for cycling and strength training is boundless and infectious. ANTHONY TAN Buoyed by the Olympic Games in his hometown of Sydney, Anthony Tan turned his back on a lucrative advertising career, choosing instead to meld journalism with his experiences as a handy road racer that took him to Europe – albeit briefly, and unsuccessfully. He has covered the TDF since 2001, and is a cycling analyst for SBS. NAT BROMHEAD A self confessed velophile, Nat Bromhead lives and breathes the sport of cycling. He’s an award winning newspaper…

4 min.
toby orchard

PROFILE NAME: Toby Orchard LIVES: Southern Highlands AGE: 21 TEAM: Australian Cycling Academy-Ride Sunshine Coast CLUB: Sydney Uni Velo RIDING STYLE: Sprinter NICKNAME: Toey HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN CYCLING? I was brought up with both my dad and brother riding, so becoming a cyclist was almost a given. Originally I was always riding my little BMX, as most kids do. My first proper bike was a Trek mountain bike I bought from McGee’s bike shop probably 10 years ago. I got into road riding not long after that, my first good road bike was an S-Works Tarmac. That’s when I started training properly and began racing with the local club. WHAT BIKE/S ARE YOU RIDING IN 2018? This year we’re riding the Ridley Noah SL and also Ridley Dean time trial bikes with Shimano Di2 groupsets. We’re very…

4 min.
essential stuff

VELOCIS HI VIS Bontrager has committed to a range of high-vis cycling apparel and accessories over the past few years. Their research shows the safety value of wearing bright gear—especially shoes and socks which add the factor of constant movement, and of course running daytime lights. The Velocis shoes are built on a regular width carbon/fibreglass composite last (and there is no wider option for those with broad feet), secured with a single velcro strap and one Boa IP1 dial for precise, two-way adjustment. Perforated synthetic uppers allow increased breathability and comfort and there are socks to match. Good looking, but not so hard to see. RRP: $299 VITAL PACK Thule has just launched its Vital Collection - a set of bike hydration packs setting a new standard for comfort and design for high-intensity…

9 min.
the style council

BA: DURING YOUR CAREER THE SPORT HAS BECOME FAR MORE GLOBAL, HOW DO YOU SEE THIS? FP: The globalisation of the sport is very good, because it’s opened up to Asia and Africa, which is good for cycling. It’s not only European now; it’s good that it’s becoming possible for other riders from outside to be competitive, but it does make it more difficult for the historically strong cycling nations like Italy and Belgium. Everybody thinks, for example, that the talent in Italy has gone; but no – it’s still there, it hasn’t gone, it’s less clear because there are other nations now that are getting stronger and spreading this. BA: WHEN YOU STARTED TRAINING SYSTEMS WERE VERY DIFFERENT, AND YOU TRAINED UNDER ALDO SASSI AT MAPEI, HOW DIFFERENT ARE THINGS NOW? FP: Now…

4 min.
destination noosa

BETTER KNOWN FOR ITS ICONIC NORTH FACING beach, world class shopping and fantastic food and wine scene, the subtropical oasis that is the greater Noosa area just so happens to offer virtually all the requirements the fussy southern-based cyclist could ever wish for. Located 140 kilometres or around 2hrs north of Brisbane, with a permanent population of around 50,000, nestled in the corner of a stunning bay and without - believe it or not - a single traffic light in sight, could this be Australia’s best kept cycling secret? I’ll admit I wasn’t backward in coming forward when the opportunity arose to spend some quality ride time in the Noosa region. With temperatures heading south in Sydney I loaded the car, drove 14 hours north, and felt like I’d landed on another…