RIDE #65 Caffeine Culture – Vino, velo et vignerons
Oct02

RIDE #65 Caffeine Culture – Vino, velo et vignerons

In this, our 50th edition of Caffeine Culture, we visit that place which complements the pleasure of a simple bike ride in regions throughout the world, that place of rich scenery and fertile soil, of rolling hills and valleys, where a gentle hand and dedicated craftsmanship combine to work the grape into wine. Join us for a tour of vino and velo… The Pinnacle Loop Drew Tuckwell. Printhie Wines. Orange, NSW. The Pinnacle Loop is...

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RIDE #64 Caffeine Culture – Perth, Western Australia
Jun13

RIDE #64 Caffeine Culture – Perth, Western Australia

The original instalment of the ‘Caffeine Culture’ series was about the cycling scene in Perth. That was 12 years ago and although much has changed in that time, some things remain the same: it’s still a great place to ride and, if you choose to do so, you’re bound to find a bunch that suits your desires. Nick Squillari visted WA to find out more…   Ride #1 – Technology Park Considering the influence of cycling, it’s no surprise...

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Caffeine Culture – The complete list
Jun12

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...

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Riding in Flanders
Apr01

Riding in Flanders

April. This is the time when cycling receives great exposure. On cobbled lanes, over short and steep climbs, and wearing around complex routes are races that capture the imagination of sports fans everywhere. Flanders is where much of the action happens and, this coming Sunday, de Ronde returns. This is what many believe is the biggest one-day race of the season. It’s been 101 years since the Ronde van Vlaanderen first entered...

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Maps for rides in Flanders
Apr01

Maps for rides in Flanders

In RIDE #60 we visited Flanders for the 45th instalment of our Caffeine Culture series. (The complete feature by Jered Gruber is also published on ridemedia.com.au.) Here are the maps for the rides, and a brief summary of each.     Pays des Collines (above)  Departs from: Ronde van Vlaanderen museum, Oudenaarde Distance: 78.2km Difficulty: 1,130m of elevation gain. Maximum gradient — 18.7 per cent. Notes: Everyone knows...

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RIDE #63 Caffeine Culture – RIDE in Ireland
Feb05

RIDE #63 Caffeine Culture – RIDE in Ireland

The Giant’s Causeway and many other famous sights of Northern Ireland will be on display in May this year when the Grande Partenza of the Giro d’Italia takes place in Belfast. Cycling in this part of the world is so spectacular that riders simply find the clothing required to take on the conditions, and then off they set. Here’s where they go… Ride #1 – Ballymoney to Belfast The Causeway Coast via the Game of Thrones and a...

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