Kath Bicknell



When riding is only part of the equation

07 November 2014 | 10:20 - By Kath Bicknell

Travelling with a bike allows us to experience different landscapes in their familiarity and their strangeness. Throwing in some off-bike tourism makes our appreciation of these places richer still, writes Kath Bicknell.

When was the last time you met one of these on your evening ride? (Bicknell)

When was the last time you met one of these on your evening ride? (Bicknell)

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Trail boom continues in Tropical North Queensland

01 November 2014 | 9:00 - By Kath Bicknell

In the last two and a half years, 60km of mountain bike trails have been built in the Atherton Tablelands, the result of hard work, creative thinking and over a million dollars in funding, writes Kath Bicknell.

Allow yourself more than a day at Atherton in Queensland's Tropical North. (Image: Wade Lewis)

Allow yourself more than a day at Atherton in Queensland's Tropical North. (Image: Wade Lewis)

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What’s required to ride the Croc?

24 October 2014 | 11:30 - By Kath Bicknell

Completing the Crocodile Trophy is less about superhuman feats of courage and fitness, and more about curiosity and determination, writes Kath Bicknell.

Imogen Smith (Subaru-MarathonMTB.com) may be the only Elite Female this year, but don't let that detract from the sheer effort it takes to reach the finish line. (Image: Kenneth Lorentsen)

Imogen Smith (Subaru-MarathonMTB.com) may be the only Elite Female this year, but don't let that detract from the sheer effort it takes to reach the finish line. (Image: Kenneth Lorentsen)

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What is the future for bike fit?

04 October 2014 | 10:00 - By Kath Bicknell

As the bike industry better understands the nuances of bike fit, the experiences of cycling change. This has a big impact on parts of the population that were left compensating for a one size fits most approach of the past, writes Kath Bicknell.

Specialized product engineers use a live feed, an adjustable bike like object and pressure mapping to show the impact of changes to bike set up and saddle design in real time (Kath Bicknell).

Specialized product engineers use a live feed, an adjustable bike like object and pressure mapping to show the impact of changes to bike set up and saddle design in real time (Kath Bicknell).

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The real appeal of a teams 24

16 September 2014 | 13:00 - By Kath Bicknell

Some of the biggest draw cards of a good 24 hour race aren’t just what happens on the bike, but the things that happen off it. Lucky there's a few 24s to choose from then.

Each lap is like a giant game of chasies (Bicknell)

Each lap is like a giant game of chasies (Bicknell)

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The sunrise ride

11 September 2014 | 13:00 - By Kath Bicknell

Cycling is about more than what we do. It’s also about what we see, writes Kath Bicknell.

If you make it out of bed in time, the morning happiness factor of the sunrise ride is pretty hard to beat (Getty Images)

If you make it out of bed in time, the morning happiness factor of the sunrise ride is pretty hard to beat (Getty Images)

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Well done, Rapha

22 July 2014 | 10:00 - By Kath Bicknell

On Sunday, close to 7,500 female riders took part in the Rapha Women’s 100 across the globe. These numbers signify a worldwide shift in the perception of cycling and its role in many people’s lives, writes Kath Bicknell.

The Sydney to Gosford contingent (Kelvin Rundle)

The Sydney to Gosford contingent (Kelvin Rundle)

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Why winning the Tour requires mental fitness too

13 July 2014 | 10:00 - By Kath Bicknell

Pressure, process, positivity and focus. Winning the Tour de France is also in the mind, writes Kath Bicknell.

As the pressure mounts, how will different riders respond? (Getty Images)

As the pressure mounts, how will different riders respond? (Getty Images)

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