Steve Bracks: the new Chair of Cycling Australia
Feb22

Steve Bracks: the new Chair of Cycling Australia

It was announced earlier today that the new Chair of Cycling Australia is former Victorian Premier Steve Bracks. He has a history with the sport: in 2010 he was the chairman of the organising committee for the world championships in Melbourne and Geelong. RIDE did a profile on Bracks in January 2009. We asked about his cycling, his enthusiasm for the sport and a few other matters…     * * * * * Below is a flashback...

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Talking Cycling with Sarah Ulmer
Feb17

Talking Cycling with Sarah Ulmer

In RIDE Cycling Review #74 there is a summary of a series of YouTube interviews with people associated with cycling. Our discussion with Sarah Ulmer last November offers some interesting insight from one of cycling’s truly interesting personalities. Ulmer expresses her views in a candid, friendly manner. She has strong opinions but they are never forced on anyone.     You can watch the interview by clicking the link...

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Graham Watson explains his favourite photo
Feb13

Graham Watson explains his favourite photo

A little while ago we published an interview with Graham Watson from the day he announced his retirement. We agreed to catch up occasionally and try and put his career into context. He had already nominated his favourite photo and now he shares the image with us and explains what makes it so special to him.   – Read our original interview here: part 01 • part 02 –    He is in New Zealand (and RIDE Media is based in Sydney)...

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Graham Watson Interview – Part 02
Feb02

Graham Watson Interview – Part 02

Overnight one of the long-standing contributors to the cycling media announced his retirement. Graham Watson offered an overview of his career as a photographer in a post on his site and thanked some of the people he’s been involved with over the past 38 years as part of the greater peloton of pro cycling. We spoke to him earlier in the day, knowing – as a publisher ought to – that his news was about to become public. Part one of a...

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Graham Watson: retired after 38 years in the peloton
Feb01

Graham Watson: retired after 38 years in the peloton

For a long time there’s been one constant in the pro cycling peloton: a photographer named Graham Watson. He has covered numerous generations of champions and helped document a sport arguably more than anyone else in the media. But the time for him to hang up the camera has come. Watson has called time on his career and he will now spend the season based in New Zealand, the home country of his wife Jo. His story is one that has never...

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Talking Cycling with Simon Mottram of Rapha
Jan27

Talking Cycling with Simon Mottram of Rapha

There’s no doubt that Rapha has quickly become one of the most successful businesses in cycling. Founded by Simon Mottram in 2004, the clothing label is synonymous with style and quality. The brand has also expanded its empire to incorporate casual clothing, travel and, of course, its own cycle club Rapha.CC.   – Interview by Rob Arnold     There are passionate customers and numerous detractors alike but...

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