Caffeine Culture – The complete list

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 Number Caffeine Culture Author
67 Lake Taupo, New Zealand 52 Claudia Carr
66 New York, New York 51 Jimmy Phillips
65 Winery rides (various locations around Australia) 50 Drew Tuckwell
64 Perth, WA 49 Nick Squillari
63 Northern Ireland 48 Giles Belbin
62 Southern Highlands, NSW 47 Rob Arnold
61 Boulder, Colorado 46 Nick Legan
60 Flanders, Belgium 45 Jered Gruber
59 Mt Buller/Mansfield, Victoria 44 Rob Rixon
58 Noosa, Queensland 43 Rob Rixon
57 Bormio, Italy 42 Rob Rixon
56 Brisbane, Queensland (revisited) 41 Chris Southwood
55 Sydney, NSW (revisited) 40 Chris Southwood
54 Coffs Coast, NSW 39 Matt Vagg
53 Zug, Switzerland 38 Benjamin Fitzmaurice
52 Queenstown & Wanaka, New Zealand 37 Scott Rainsford
51 San Diego, USA 36 Mark Johnson
50 Wagga Wagga, NSW 35 Graham Springett
48 Utrecht, Holland 34 Rodrick De Munnik
47 Bendigo, Victoria 33 Darren Casey and Josef Stolz
46 Blackburn, Victoria 32 Carl Brewer
45 Monaco & Nice, France 31 Ben Johnson
44 Adelaide, SA (revisited) 30 Kym Howard
43 Launceston, Tasmania 29
42 Shimano Di2 Launch, Japan 28 Rob Arnold
41 Sydney, Safety (Road Rights) 27 Jane Aubrey
40 Beijing, China 26 Tom Lanhove
39 Melbourne, Victoria (revisited) 24 Matt Keenan
38 France, Slovenia, Oman 23 Les Clarke, Mike Cotty, Scott Hannaford, Paul Guiname
37 Bundaberg, Queensland 22 Les Clarke
36 Dunc Gray Velodrome, Sydney 21 Les Clarke
35 Katoomba, NSW 20 Les Clarke
34 L’Etape du Tour, France 19 Fleur Jolly
32 Wellington, New Zealand 17 Nick Warren
31 Newcastle, NSW 16 Olivia Gollan
30 Ballarat, Victoria 15 Don Stewart and Mike Bigarelli
29 Darwin, Northern Territory 14 Phil Blum and Paul Bubb
28 Sunshine Coast, Queensland 13 Ben Johnson
27 Thredbo, NSW 12 Mark Gunter
26 Singapore 11 David Kirby
25 Warragul, Victoria 10 Murray Fenwick
24 Gold Coast, Queensland 9 Craig Cahill
23 Auckland, New Zealand 8 Kieran Turner
22 Canberra, ACT 7 Mark Carter
21 Sydney, NSW 6 Andrew Curro
20 Tasmania 5 Matt Conn
19 Brisbane, Queensland 4 Lawrence Cranley
18 Adelaide, SA 3 Justin Stewart-Rattray
17 Melbourne, Victoria 2 Mike van Niekerk
16 Perth, WA 1 Marc Sherriff

Author: rob@ride

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