Caffeine Culture – Travel & Destinations

Since 2002, RIDE Cycling Review has published a ‘Caffeine Culture’ in each issue. The locations have changed significantly and the style of this regular section refined over the years but the basics of it all remains the same: to let readers know about the bunch cycling culture that exists in certain destinations around the world. Most instalments also include the popular second-to-last section of the magazine: ‘Bikes from the bunch’. This is a vox pop with riders from each bunch who talk about their bikes. We ask them to explain the brand, how they came to buy their bike(s), what they like about it, what they don’t like… how far they ride and – of course – why they ride.

Here is a summary of all the destinations that have been featured…

Issue Destination CC# Author
16 Perth 1 Marc Sherriff
17 Melbourne 2 Mikw Van Niekerk
18 Adelaide 3 Justin Stewart-Rattray
19 Brisbane 4 Lawrence Cranley
20 Tasmania 5 Matt Conn
21 Sydney 6 Andrew Curro
22 Canberra 7 Mark Carter
23 Auckland 8 Kieran Turner
24 Gold Coast 9 Craig Cahill
25 Warragul 10 Murray Fenwick
26 Singapore 11 David Kirby
27 Thredbo 12 Mark Gunter
28 Sunshine Coast 13 Ben Johnson
29 Darwin 14 Phil Blum and Paul Bubb
30 Ballarat 15 Don Stewart and Mike Bigarelli
31 Newcastle 16 Olivia Gollan
32 Wellington, NZ 17 Nick Warren

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Issue Destination CC# Author
34 L’Etape du Tour, France 19 Fleur Jolly
35 Katoomba 20 Les Clarke
36 Dunc Gray Velodrome, Sydney 21 Les Clarke
37 Bundaberg 22 Les Clarke
38 France, Slovenia, Oman 23 Mike Cotty, Scott Hannaford, Paul Guiname
39 Melbourne (revisited) 24 Matt Keenan
40 Beijing, China 26 Tom Lanhove
41 Sydney, Safety (Road Rights) 27 Jane Aubrey
42 Shimano Di2 Launch, Japan 28 Rob Arnold
43 Launceston 29 Toby Shingleton
44 Adelaide (revisited) 30 Kym Howard
45 Monaco & Nice 31 Ben Johnson
46 Blackburn 32 Carl Brewer
47 Bendigo 33 Darren Casey and Josef Stolz
48 Utrecht, Holland 34 Rodrick De Munnik

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Issue Destination CC# Author
50 Wagga Wagga 35 Graham Springett
51 San Diego, USA 36 Mark Johnson
52 Queenstown & Wanaka, NZ 37 Scott Rainsford
53 Zug, Switzerland 38 Benjamin Fitzmaurice
54 Coffs Coast 39 Matt Vagg
55 Sydney (revisited) 40 Chris Southwood
56 Brisbane (revisited) 41 Chris Southwood
57 Bormio, Italy 42 Rob Rixon
58 Noosa 43 Rob Rixon
59 Mt Buller/Mansfield 44 Rob Rixon
60 Flanders, Belgium 45 Jered Gruber
61 Boulder, Colorado 46 Nick Legan & Kristen Peterson
62 NSW Southern Highlands 47 Rob Arnold

 

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