Bicycling Australia

Bicycling Australia

July - August 2021
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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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1 min.
snowy mountains beckon

WELCOME TO YET ANOTHER PACKED EDITION OF AUSTRALIA’S favourite cycling publication from the nation’s foremost cycling platform. To say there’s a lot inside edition 230 - plus going on across the Bicycling Australia spectrum - is a major understatement. We’ve recently launched our latest major event, the Snowy Classic, that will be held in March 2022. This is a sister event to the Noosa and Bowral Classics coming up in the next few months, plus the Mudgee Classic held in May (with a review and category results inside). These major events simply wouldn’t be possible without you, the awesome Bicycling Australia audience who have embraced and supported the nation’s leading Gran Fondo offerings. For this we offer our sincere thanks. There are many highlights inside this edition – an interview with Australia’s rising…

3 min.
learning from other sports

“…This is a huge opportunity for cycling and LESSONS SHOULD BE LEARNED FROM MISTAKES AND COSTLY DECISIONS MADE BY OTHER SPORTS…” AS A LIFELONG FAN, A TRUE rugby tragic, it saddens me greatly to see the game they play in heaven so ravaged here on Earth. Securing the World Cup rights for 2027 will give the code a much-needed shot in the arm, but unless the administration truly understand why the core audience has deserted them this major opportunity will once again be squandered. Private equity would be a lifeline, so long as it's based on passion and interest. Someone like Twiggy Forrest springs to mind; but no amount of money will save the game until administrators realise where they're at and where they need to be. I recall the 2013 Lions Tour when…

9 min.
top gear

ELEMNT RIVAL MULTISPORT GPS WATCH Available in Stealth Grey or Kona White, the ELEMNT RIVAL is the ideal way to both complete your WAHOO ecosystem and enjoy the countless benefits of a sport-focused smartwatch. Created for cyclists, triathletes and multi sport enthusiasts, the RIVAL has an inbuilt GPS and features a sharp and clear colour display, optical heart rate monitor and touchless transition mode. On-screen pop-up notifications will advise you of calls, text, emails, WhatsApp and other messages via iOS and Android, and you can control music or even a KICKR Headwind via iOS. Planned workout mode offers 12 structured workouts, and the watch features full data tracking via a myriad of metrics. The outer case is stylish, refined and strong, with a Gorilla Glass face along with 50m water resistance. Battery-wise, it…

12 min.
marianne vos greatest of all time?

WITH OLYMPIC TITLES ON BOTH the track and road, plus 12 elite (plus junior titles) rainbow jerseys for road, cyclo cross and track stashed in her top draw, not to mention national titles in all of the above plus mountain biking, the 34-year-old Dutch racer Marianne Vos is quite possible the greatest, and most rounded female bike racer of all time. Following a mountain bike crash in 2015 she took some downtime, but has now fully recovered her sparkling form and has won both the Amstel Gold and Gent–Wevelgem classics already this season. We caught up with her as she prepares in anticipation of a tilt at Tokyo treasure. ST: YOU STARTED OUT CYCLING AT 6 YEARS OLD, AND WERE RACING SOON AFTER; WERE YOU FROM A CYCLING FAMILY? MV: It started with…

2 min.
magical mudgee

ALONG TIME IN THE MAKING, THE MAIDEN MUDGEE Classic Gran Fondo was delayed a year due to COVID. The sister event to the Bowral, Clare, Noosa and recently announced Snowy Classic, the Mudgee event was certainly worth the wait, with riders enjoying perfect weather, warm country hospitality and arguably some of the state’s best regional cycling. Founder of the Classics, James Yaffa, said to finally host a major event in Mudgee was incredibly rewarding and years in the making. Thanking the Mid Western Regional Council and Destination New South Wales for their ongoing support, Mr Yaffa said seeing the Mudgee Classic finally take place was a very exciting moment. “Last year was difficult for many people. To finally be here, with so many cyclists in this wonderful town, is truly special,” he said. “Thank you…

12 min.
one on one with jay vine

JAY AND BRE VINE ARE A YOUNG MARRIED COUPLE WHO NOT only live and breathe the sport, but are absolutely living the cycling dream. Jay rose to prominence in the National Road Series and Herald Sun Tour. But it was through the Zwift Academy—a global online challenge with the main prize being a contract with a professional cycling team—where he really made his mark. After winning the 2020 Zwift Academy, Vine signed with WorldTour team Alpecin-Fenix. Together with Bre, the pair moved from Canberra to the pro cycling Mecca of Girona in Catalonia, northern Spain, and that’s where Bre takes up this incredible tale. Cycling has always been in our relationship but, funnily enough, neither of us was riding as a hobby before we met. Jay first started riding his bike into high…