I’ve stepped back a bit this issue to concentrate on finishing my PhD thesis but have really enjoyed seeing the amount of good writing rolling in from our other contributors. Andy Blair shares some of the training techniques that compliment on bike miles, Brett Bellchambers provides his thoughts the anti-training approach to world domination and I found myself penning a column about the fun I’ve been having on my road bike lately (gasp!). Alongside a stack of other content, hopefully the new issue is a healthy antidote to rainy days and cold morning starts. It’ll be hitting stands from Monday. Enjoy!
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Evenings by the ocean. 💙 So happy for the rain. #reflection #summerrain #brontebeach #sydney #mynikonlife
Thank you to friends and family for all your support and compassion this year, especially over the last couple of months. Grieving involves more laughter than I expected, and I hear my mum laugh with us all often. When time and clear air have aligned cycling has been an enormous help too - time to pedal, process, think, feel, puff, sweat and just to move. Thank you to the beautiful @alexwessling for getting me out of bed at dawn on the recent morning pictured here and to @thegayesy for joining us so enthusiastically and taking this iPhone photo. Wishing everyone all that is good for 2020. Plan for good tomorrows. Relish your todays.✨ · #friendship #bikes #thankyou #onedayattime
Our country is burning. Homes, bushland and lives are being lost, hearts are breaking. I am in awe of so many communities, volunteers and skilled professionals for showing leadership and compassion and so confused about why and how others in power do not. Stay safe this Christmas, look after each other and consider donating time or money to support one of many incredible efforts happening on the ground whether that's fighting fires or responding to the aftermath. Frightening times indeed. Photo from @guardianaustralia. #bushfires #australianfires #nswfires #nswfrs #climatecrisis #climateemergency
Some very special friends got married recently, under this tree. This is what was happening above them during the ceremony. Just beautiful. 🌿✨ · #love #light #nikonphotography #andalittlebitofmagic
A very big month full of flowers and love. 🌸💗 The one in the bowl is called a Sunflower Hug. 🌻🤗
A heads up to people who like premium cycling kit even more when it's up to 50% off. · @velocioapparel have just announced a holiday sale. Head to their website (velocio.cc) for a large range of men's and women's items. · A couple of big favourites are on sale including this rain jacket (which is so soft and comfortable I often wear it just to block the wind on cool days, plus it stashes well in a jersey pocket) and several colour options for these lightweight summer jerseys which are made of 100% recycled materials. · I've used Velocio products for over four years now and am impressed with the durability as well as the fit and practicality of the designs. · Lovely to look back on these photos and remember some incredible adventures and very happy days indeed: the Lofoten Islands in Norway, keeping fit at home in Sydney, and taking the quick way up a switch back in the French Alps during a week of big and incredible climbs in July. · Photos and exceptional company by @thegayesy and @barneroo. 🙏