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SBS/Zwift Podcast – last in the Sydney studio

Talking about cycling is something that never gets boring. We’ve done that a lot in SBS’s Sydney studio over the years but it’s time for a change…  For years we’ve been gathering in studio nine in the catacombs of the SBS headquarters in Sydney to talk about cycling. There have been a number of hosts and many contributors to the discussion. I’m grateful to have been asked to speak about a topic dear to my heart, cycling – and many associated themes; it has been an enjoyable experience. But it’s time for what’s become known as the SBS/Zwift Podcast to...

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Remembering Steve Wooldridge

Sad news has hit the Australian cycling community. Steve Wooldridge, a stalwart of the racing scene for many years, is no longer with us. We take a moment to remember a champion rider and a mate of many.     In no time at all, the influence of Steve Wooldridge on generations of riders and fans was apparent. The news was delivered to many late on Monday 14 August 2017. Details would emerge and the sadness became overwhelming. Friends and associates of Wooldridge spent the evening consoling each other after receiving the call that, this time, it wasn’t “all...

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Build Report – Cannondale Slate 2016

One of the quirkier bikes to pass through the workshop over the years, the Cannondale Slate is a great piece of cycling equipment. Here is the appraisal from the mechanic… Comments from Cam Harrison of The Rolling Fix. It’s fun to work on such an interesting road bike. We see a lot of little quirks here and there but the Slate is entirely different. What makes it more enjoyable is that it all came together with ease. Surely a basic build is of value to everyone: the customer (who can do some maintenance themselves), the bike shop (which doesn’t...

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Cycling & mental health (pt2): coach & mentor

Our series about mental health by Tim Guy continues. In the second part he explains how his cycling coach, Mark Windsor, helped him through some turmoil in his teens… In part one, I introduced you to my experience with anxiety, depression and cycling. In part two, I highlight the impact my coach and al- round legend Mark Windsor has had on my development as a cyclist and my understanding of my mental health.   – By Tim Guy   My spindly 13-year-old legs screamed at me to stop – but I didn’t, I couldn’t! I had to hang in...

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Nathan Haas: talking about his move to Katusha-Alpecin

We catch with Nathan Haas shortly after it was announced that he’ll be moving to the Swiss-registered Katusha-Alpecin team for two years starting in 2018. It’s a long interview but plenty of topics are explored… “I’m a cyclist for the love of racing more than anything.” – Nathan Haas, 8 August 2017     The news came through on Monday evening in a press release from a team that has a strong link with Russia even if it’s now registered in Switzerland. Katusha-Alpecin was excited to announce the signing of Nathan Haas. The 28-year-old has a contract for two...

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