Bike Australia

Bike Australia Issue #18

BIKE Australia is an exciting magazine for the enthusiast as it covers the depth and breadth of cycling. It provides readers with tips on technique, nutrition, fitness, feature stories and reviews on the latest cycling products.

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meet the crew

RICHIE TYLER Richie is a multi-disciplinary media producer and has extensive experience in multimedia production, including web development, photography and videography. He’s ridden and written about events across the globe. Richie combines his passion for cycling with a keen sense of adventure and a passion for producing stories that resonate with their audience. ROBERT CONROY While working as Art Director for Bike Magazine and Australian Mountain Bike, Robert Conroy still jumps behind the camera for certain shoots, taking his creative outlet to the roads and trails around Australia. IMOGEN SMITH Imogen Smith lives to ride bikes and loves to travel. With a collection of mountain, road, and commuting bikes in her garage and a background racing off-road she’s grown to love the thrill of riding in new places. Her work takes her around the world…

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embrace the winter

You may have noticed some changes when you have been out on your bike in the past month or two. The days are noticeably shorter, the mornings and evenings are brisk, and you might even be losing that spring in your step when waking up to get out and on your bike. To use an oft-quoted saying – winter is coming. But is that all bad? Most of us (sorry Tasmania) live in a pretty warm climate, and riding outside year-round is not too much of an effort. In fact, there are incredible rewards for making sure you do so, as you don’t want to miss out on the gains that cycling can give your social, mental and physical well-being. To that end, we have a great feature in this issue about…

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you are here

Cyclists live for the perfect riding destination where everything – rider, machine, road and nature are in complete sync. Picturesque locations, offering a variety of stunning scenery and challenging riding conditions, where the saddle is the only place you want to be. The search is over and the dream is now a reality, it is Velothon Sunshine Coast. A full cycling tour experience based out of Mooloolaba, and taking in Queensland’s stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland, which offers a dream winter cycling experience and holiday destination for racers and their families. The challenge of the road lives in total harmony with the immense joy of the experience and the camaraderie of riding with old mates and those newly acquired, but soon to be life-long friends. Surrounded by like-minded seekers of pleasure and pain, you will…

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bike shorts

+ GOING UP SMART LIGHTS Winter is coming, and with it the need to light the road. This season, we’ve noticed some huge developments in the lighting department, from long burn to charge time ratios, to ‘smart lights’, like the Cateye Rapid X2 Kinetic (tested on page 84), which comes equipped with an accelerometer and brightens when you slow to warn those behind you. Then there’s Cycliq’s products, which combine rear lights with on-board cameras. Anything that makes cycling safer gets a huge tick from us! POWER METERS FOR EVERYONE Power is the only truly empirical way to measure your performance on a bike, and the rise and rise of software like TraningPeaks, Todays Plan, and Strava is making the metrics easier and easier to interpret - while competition among manufacturers and new technologies are…

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race rundown: giro d’italia

The Giro d’Italia might not quite achieve the same widespread publicity that the Tour de France gains every year, but there are a bunch of reasons why you should sit up and take notice of this 21-day trek through one of the most picturesque countries in the world. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Giro, and bike-crazy Italy is pulling out all the stops to make it special. Between 5 and 28 May, riders will traverse mountains, valleys, and plains, averaging just over 170km each day to race a total distance of 3,605km. This year will feature two nail-biting individual time trials, five epic high mountain stages, six chaotic sprint finishes, and everything in between. While that might sound a lot like any old Grand Tour, the Giro d’Italia…

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tour de france

JULY 1-23 Dusseldorf-Paris It’s the greatest bike race in the world and this year all Australian eyes will be on Richie Porte to see if he can topple the mighty three-time winner Chris Froome to land the prestigious yellow jersey. The 32-year-old Tasmanian has a gruelling 3,521km course to deal with, but it may well be best suited to his skills given the fact that climbing has been condensed into fewer – but far tougher – stages and only 36km of individual time trialling is on the schedule. Expect the battle to be drawn as early as stage five, which features 20% gradient climbing up to the finish at La Planche des Belles Filles, while stage 12 is also likely to be decisive with Pyrenean ascents of Col de Menté, Port de…