RIDE Cycling Review – Issue 74 (Volume 4, 2016)
We ride. And we make a magazine called RIDE Cycling Review. It’s what we do. There’s content online and you can find an array of extras about bikes, rides and riders with a quick click in the search option. There are interviews and galleries that are part of the production process of our core business: our magazine. You can find it in published on paper in newsagents and bike shops or you can get it online.
Here is the contents list for #RIDE74. Inside are hundreds of glorious photos (many of which you can find in their online galleries) and many stories about cycling. We hope you like this issue.
– Rob and the RIDE team.
RIDE #74 at a glance
Why Ride? Warwick Kearnes
A tale of an epic 4,650km adventure from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro on single-speed bikes to raise money to buy bicycles for African kids.
Take the time to talk to people, you learn Following on from a series of interviews broadcast on YouTube, we encourage readers to consider some of the lessons from people with a history in cycling…
Jörg Jacksche. He did more in his racing career than just dope.
Michael Drapac. Australian cycling’s other rich benefactor.
Sarah Ulmer. World and Olympic champion on when medals really matter.
Paul Crake. An inauspicious 10-year anniversary – after The Accident.
Allan Peiper. Discussion about his career(s) and recent battle with cancer.
Rebecca Wiasak. The optimism that comes after bitter disappointment.
Racing: World championships: Doha 2016
“It was what it was…” Champion again! Sagan turns everyone’s Qatari frown upside down.
Women’s road race. Australia’s road coach assesses his team’s performance.
Q&A. Giles Belbin interviews a Sheikh about the organisation in Qatar.
Five views of the worlds…
Tour de France: presentation of the route for the 104th edition
Two gala events on the same day: one in Paris, one in Abu Dhabi… which is more important in cycling?
Giro d’Italia: analysis of the route for the 100th edition
Jean-François Quenet the historical and sporting elements of a Grand Tour.
Open Letter to Cycling Australia: ‘Yours in frustration…’
Rob Arnold expresses some concerns about the administration of cycling, and asks why the federation cannot take advantage of the glut of interest.
Racing: Six-Days of Gent
Dion Jelbart returns to the velodrome to witness one of the great contests of the season… and celebrate a return to work after a life-threatening accident.
Interview: Mark Cavendish
Unique and talented, this sprinter had a year to remember. By Rupert Guinness.
Interview: Greg Van Avermaet
The Olympic champion reflects on the events that led to the Rio podium. By Rupert Guinness.
Altitude training: Getting strong up high
Coaches talk about the benefits of thin air on performance. By Kenny Pryde.
Doping in context: Spitting in the soup
It was only relatively recently that anyone in sport cared about doping. By Mark Johnson.
Mountains: Epic climbs
Photographing a climbs – By Michael Blann.
Liberté: by Romain Bardet
Explaining the freedom of climbing mountains.
Egalité: London to Tehran – an epic ride!
Experience the world by seeing some of it on a bike. An amazing story by Rebecca Lowe.
Fraternité: Training for nothing in Sardinia
Get some friends, go to an island, ride a bike!
Climb guide: Hautacam
Giles Belbin visits this climb made famous by recent Tour de France visits…
The bike shop: Ciclos Moli in Cantabria
It’s only chaotic to the casual observer…
In the USSR: The Story of Soviet Cycling
Nikolai Razouvaev’s fabulous series continues: the plan to defect is easy, doing so is difficult!
Interview: Gary West on MND
A coach explains a very sad diagnosis…
Trade show report: Interbike
When James Stout went (back) to Las Vegas.
Retro review: The ‘Breaking Away’ bike
Amazing attention to detail of a Masi rebuild…
Ride guide: Taupo, New Zealand
A father-and-son adventure on the road, the trails and the track. By Rob Arnold
5 Bikes on test
An aero frame, funky bars and seatpost, wireless shifting by SRAM. Lovely!
By Nick Squillari
An amalgam of road, MTB and cyclocross, this is a bike for many purposes…
By Rob Arnold
Titanium and Campagnolo, a treat that will stand the test of time (and trends).
By Craig Klement
Fuji SL Disc
Value and versatility in a lightweight package, complete with disc brakes.
By Graham Springett
The latest genre of bike has changed the way we think about riding. A true treat.
By Graham Springett
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