Other people’s bikes & guide dogs

I’m not going to lie. One of the great pleasures of being a cycling journalist is getting paid to ride other people’s bikes. Sure, there’s always a bit of mild anxiety about the ramifications of crashing them (something I’ve unfortunately done twice), but generally speaking it’s a pretty awesome privilege and one you never take … More Other people’s bikes & guide dogs

Off the beaten track: Sonny Clissold interview

Late last year, while on assignment in northern NSW for Bicycling Australia magazine, I had the great pleasure of spending a pleasant morning with Moree cycling doyen Sonny Clissold. Some of our chat made it into the magazine. But a lot of great yarns about the country cycling scene didn’t. Rather than be lost forever, figured … More Off the beaten track: Sonny Clissold interview

Pilot’s Licence

Each year a small but select group of elite track cyclists park their solo ambitions to achieve something very special alongside someone who, quite literally, couldn’t do it without them. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to speak with one of the rising stars of Aussie track cycling, South Australia’s Steph Morton, to explore the inspirational … More Pilot’s Licence

The who, what & why of QLD’s cycling safety trials

The following article was actually slated to appear in the upcoming issue of Bicycling Australia. But as sometimes happens, there were too many articles and not enough pages. It’s a fair bit longer than the usual posts here, but if you’ve ever tried to get a handle on exactly what is happening in the Sunshine State … More The who, what & why of QLD’s cycling safety trials

Cadel 2.0

Late last year, I was fortunate enough to spend several hours with Australia’s first, and only, Tour de France champion, Cadel Evans, at his Australian home town of Barwon Heads. Here’s a link to the piece that appears in the current issue of Bicycling Magazine, with some superb photos from the very talented Eamon Fitzpatrick… … More Cadel 2.0

Remote Control Bikes

The following article originally appeared in the July/August issue of Bicycling Australia magazine and is reproduced here with their kind permission. Be sure to check out the new issue out on 30 August for more articles by yours truly 😉 REMOTE CONTROL BIKES The rise of the long-distance, tech-enabled directeur sportif Sporting director. DS. Team … More Remote Control Bikes