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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Bianchi bike test… the full protocol
Mar28

Bianchi bike test… the full protocol

In each issue of RIDE five bikes are subjected to our full test protocols. This is a process that has been refined over the years and while the application is complex, the idea is simple: we want to present as much information as possible that is useful for a potential buyer. In so doing, we have documented details on a vast number of bikes over the years and one of them just happens to be the same as the one you can win if you...

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Rules of the bunch – etiquette on the bike
Mar21

Rules of the bunch – etiquette on the bike

Cycling isn’t complicated. It’s about you and what you choose to do with your bike. Where you ride, how you ride, and with whom you ride all influence your enjoyment from the act of cycling. When it comes to The Bunch, there are a few fundamental rules that should be adhered to – some are spoken, others assumed. In the first feature of RIDE #63, James Stout considers the cycling bunch and what it has to offer. This is a...

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The RIDE Team…
Mar20

The RIDE Team…

For many years we have published images of our ‘production wall’ upon completion of a magazine. A magnetised board behind the publisher’s desk eventually gets filled with A5 prints of every page in each issue and, once that’s done, it’s time to pull it all down and start another production. As it takes three months to make each issue, there’s a moment of hesitation before the deconstruction begins:...

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RIDE Cycling Review – UK edition
Mar19

RIDE Cycling Review – UK edition

In November 2013, the first UK edition of RIDE Cycling Review was published. The second one RIDE UK #02 is about to be released. It contains coverage of the early-season races and includes the comprehensive review of team bikes conducted at the opening round of the WorldTour, the Santos Tour Down Under. This is where the image on the cover is from. It show Simon Gerrans in the leader’s jersey, caught in action by Tim...

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