Bicycling Australia

Bicycling Australia May-June 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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2 min.
inspiring rides

IT’S BEEN TRULY INSPIRING TO SEE THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES track cycling, with so many riders from the Australian contingent performing strongly. It’s been such a turnaround from the dismal results of Rio, with the team setting World Record times too... this was not just a case of being a big fish in a small pond. The Australian cycling team came away with 14 gold, three silver and six bronze medals, the results of years of hard work and intensive training at the hands of elite coaching staff, some tough introspection and the will to rebuild. So well done to the reinvigorated team of riders and staff and their leader of only a year’s tenure, Simon Jones. Kudos also to Kieran Pender for his preview article on the fast finishing Sam Welsford in…

2 min.
our contributors

EAMON FITZPATRICK Eamon has been photographing professional cycling for 10 years and has made it his mission to find, ride and photograph the best cycling roads in the world. A tradesman by day, he enjoys exploring his local Surf Coast, now as a MAMIL! NAT BROMHEAD A self-confessed velophile, Nat Bromhead lives and breathes the sport of cycling. He’s an award-winning newspaper journalist, editor and proud digital native. When not on a laptop there’s only one place you’ll find him and that’s out riding a bike. ROB KILVINGTON Rob has racing road bikes for 30 years. A former mountain biker he still enjoys getting sideways with fellow cyclocrossers and was the 2014 and ’16 NZ national champion in the vet’s category. For the last 15 years he has been mixing his passion for teaching graphic…

4 min.
kathleen shannon

KATHLEEN ANN SHANNON (Bazzano) was born on 20 September 1964. As a teenager she was drawn to cycling as a way of staying fit, before being encouraged into club competition by her father, a former professional rider. As quickly became apparent, Shannon was rather good herself, and within a year she’d been selected for her first NSW State squad while completing her secondary studies at Catherine McCauley Catholic girls school in Sydney. Upon finishing high school in 1981, Shannon then spent the next decade carving out a career as one of the trailblazers of elite women’s road cycling in Australia. The first glimpses of Shannon’s rich potential came in 1983 and 1984, when she claimed consecutive silver medals in the elitewomen’sNationalRoadRace. Then in 1985 she went one better, becoming National Champion…

1 min.

1983 Australian National Road Championships – Silver Medal 1984 Australian National Road Championships – Silver Medal 1985 Australian National Road Champion 1986 Australian National Road Champion 1988 Australian National Road Championships – Silver Medal Olympic Games (Seoul), Women’s Road Race – 29th 1989 Australian National Road Championships – Silver Medal 1990 Australian National Road Champion Commonwealth Games (Auckland), Women’s Road Race – Bronze Medal 1991 Australian National Road Champion 1992 Olympic Games (Barcelona), Women’s Road Race – 7th…

2 min.
top gear

FRESH NEW GEL FLAVOURS FROM ENDURA Endura have released three new-limited edition gel flavours to bring some freshness to your next ride. The refreshing new flavor combinations are inspired by some of nature’s freshest combinations - Green Apple, Wild Melon-Mint and Zesty Lime. The flavours may be new, but the gel is the same much loved product featuring premium-quality dual source carb for an instant energy hit, as well as slow release energy. RRP $2.95 per Gel. www.endura.com.au FLY6 It’s just like a dash cam for your bike, except the Fly6 captures traffic approaching from behind. Of course there’s also a taillight function with 100 lumens on tap. The new design is lighter and captures video in HD through a 135 degree lens and six-axis stabilisation. Don Chipp would have been proud. 110g. RRP: $259 PROVIZ…

3 min.
light your way

LIGHT AND MOTION VIBE 50 Incorporating smart technology to provide effortless safety in an ultra-compact, convenient design. Auto-on/off sensors detect when the bike is moving. 30g RRP: $59.99 NITERIDER SABRE 80 REAR LIGHT Multi LED array plus amber coloured side lights, 80 lumens = 1:30, low = 10:30 hours 3 steady, 3 pulse, modes, 28g RRP: $49.95 EXPOSURE Blaze ReAKT 80 lumens = 6 hours, 77g, USB rechargeable, intelligent thermal mgmt, up to 48 hour run time, electronic sensor activated brake light, CIRCA $170 CYGOLITE REAR LIGHT CHS150 150 lumens = 2 hours, 40 g, six modes, adjustable brightness, up to 210 hours run time RRP: $99 CYGOLITE FRONT LIGHT METP800, 800 lumens = 1 hour, 110g, 9 modes, long wide beam, run time up to 110 hours, USB charge, just 140g RRP: $129 EXPOSURE Strada 900 Aluminium, solid quick release mount, intelligent programmable, wide flat…