Adelaide's Stephen Cunningham crossed the line first in the 2013 3 Peaks Challenge and returned in last month to do it again. The former European based pro, now training coach and European tour guide, who divides his time between the Adelaide Hills and France, wrote this exclusive post about what it takes to successfully ride arguably one of the toughest sportifs in the world and, despite his critics, do it back to back.
Well it's been a few weeks since participating in the …Continue
It's an undeniable fact that riding more improves your cycling out of sight, but finding the time in a busy life is hard. One way to consolidate that time on the bike and boost your fitness or kickstart your season is to do a training camp. The pros do it in Majorca and you can do right here in Adelaide.
The InFuga Retreat is open for business at Normanville, 75 kms south of Adelaide on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.
In many ways it aims to be a scaled version of the Australian Institute of Sport’s, European Training Centre.
Located within the quiet township of Normanville, and a short walk to the beautiful sandy swimming beach, it's perfect for small groups who can use the retreat to train, eat, sleep and recover with no…Continue
I bought my Shogun Trailbreaker 3 in the mid 1990's, around the time I bought my Commodore. I was riding to work in the CBD regularly then. The car was used for a lot of the other journeys in Adelaide. There were quite a number of weekend interstate car trips in the late 90's. On holiday trips, the bike came along on the back.
In 2004 I went on my first group ride of any kind - two weeks with The Silver City Bush Treadlers that included going 'back of Bourke'. I met Mike Brisco on this ride. 2005 was the first year that I kept reasonably accurate estimates of how far I rode, be it short city commutes or riding back-roads somewhere in the countryside (5,215 kms in that year). I have estimated over the 10 years prior to that I would have done 30,000 kms on the Shogun. It was 5 years ago I first went to a Critical Mass ride in Adelaide - that introduced me to people whose concept of 'wheels' is only bikes.
It has been on my mind for a while to add it all up,…Continue
We at Procyclingtours.com often get asked which country is better for a cycling holiday experience, France or Italy - it's indeed a very tricky one to answer with both providing fantastic landscapes, varying terrain, wonderful people and fantastic cuisine.
We enjoy operating tours in both countries, as well as others including the likes of Spain and Switzerland, but when it comes to deciding which one is better, France or Italy, we thought we'd showcase both countries in the 1 tour in 2014. It provided people with an opportunity to decide for themselves. For the first time last year, clients enjoyed riding up, down and along our favourite roads on two countries and from the client response, they all had…Continue