OPINION: The short-sightedness of Australia’s Tokyo Track Obsession

Watching results filter through from the first two days of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin has been a somewhat frustrating experience. Yes, Australia picked up silver and bronze medals in the team sprints on opening night. But it was the results from two of our blue-ribbon Tokyo medal prospects, the men’s … More OPINION: The short-sightedness of Australia’s Tokyo Track Obsession

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

Friday night at the track

Sure I may be getting older. But Friday nights are still all about hitting clubs. Nowadays, of course, it’s cycling clubs. Last night saw another impressive turnout for both the LACC junior and senior track events at Lidcombe Oval. Check it out some time if you’re in Sydney, with or without your bike.

A different type of track cycling

The translated description from Youtube: “Here is the inside view from the Evo R in the hunt for a “K”. Speeds usually around 58-60km / h, except when coasting. Location: Cologne Railway Road, just above 0 degrees outside. Unfortunately, the disc is prepared somewhat sloppy;-)” Youtube link courtesy of @AGFchairman (which I assume, but can’t … More A different type of track cycling

Is track, is good

So, hit Dunc Gray last night for a 160-lap training session. My first ever outing on Sydney’s hallowed Olympic boards. Did I like it? Hell, yes I did. Was I scared? Maybe for about 2 minutes as I stared up at the 42 degree banking at each end of the track. But as soon as … More Is track, is good