Kath Bicknell

Riding Radicals in 2011

A nice neat attachment system and pro treatment on the back of the light.

Following this video post (and great riding experience) using Radical Lights, several bike nerd discussions and general bike technology excitment, I am pleased to share that I will be riding, racing and working with Radical Lights in 2011. Read More


Time. Transcendence. Performance. Proceedings.

Peer reviewed conference proceedings from the “Time. Transcendence. Performance” conference I attended at Monash University in 2009 have now been published online.  Follow this link to browse through a large selection of work from the event.  I contributed a paper investigating the lived experience of cross-country racing, questioning the different thought processes in an elite and a developing athlete in relation to ideas about flow. Read More

About Performance is an annual journal situated within the academic field of Performance Studies.  The current issue considers the role of the spectator in live performance and includes a broad range of interesting works on the topic.  A paper I wrote investigating spectating at mountain bike events is included in this volume and considers the skill development processes made possible by watching other riders race across technical trails. Read More

Stripping Bare – 2010 ADSA Conference

The 2010 ADSA Conference, themed ‘Stripping Bare’, is being held at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra from 29 June to 2 July.  This is the annual conference of the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.  Attending, sharing ideas, and feeling like part of a greater academic community always gives a big lift to the private research time that takes place before and after.

The abstract for the paper I’ll be presenting is below.  As always, I’d be interested to hear any thoughts or feedback on this work, so don’t hold back! Read More

Women’s Riding Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the women’s riding survey conducted by Australian Mountain Bike Clinics as part of the research process for creating the newly launched women’s development program.  The survey results (and a discussion of) are available here: Chix Survey Analysis Read More