Cycling Advice

  1. Cycle Challenge: How to Ride 12,000km in 12 Months

    Cycle Challenge: How to Ride 12,000km in 12 Months

    Two wheels and the open road – is a cycling challenge calling you? There’s no question that cycling is an incredible way to get outdoors and stay fit. But if you’re thinking of taking your daily cycle habit to the next level, there are a number of things to consider first. Read on to discover how best to prepare for a 12,000km cycle challenge!

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  2. The Best Bikepacking Gear Guide For Beginners

    The Best Bikepacking Gear Guide For Beginners

    Bikepacking blends all the benefits of minimalist camping and mountain biking to give you a sense of freedom and adventure. You simply take your bike, add all of the gear you might need to camp and set off exploring, it's that simple.

    For the best Bikepacking experience it is essential that you get the right kit, whether you’re on a budget or after the latest and greatest gear. You can still enjoy the joys of bikepacking Australia or the world. You can bikepack anyway you like with any kit. Start by looking at gear reviews and guides like this, then you're on your way. There is no right or wrong way to bikepack, but here we can point you in the right direction so that you can get the best Bikepacking setup with essential bikepacking gear.

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  3. Things You Need For An Awesome Commute!

    Things You Need For An Awesome Commute!

    Riding to work is fun, easy, avoids traffic, and keeps you fit! Check out our top tips for an awesome commute before your next ride to work.

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  4. Easy bike maintenance with Velo Academy

    Easy bike maintenance with Velo Academy

    No matter how often you ride, it's well worth learning a few things about how to maintain and adjust your bike. 99 Bikes and Velo Academy have put together a series of videos to help you learn a few basic procedures to help you ride more comfortably, and possibly also get your out of a sticky situation (like failing brakes!)

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  5. Mid-drive systems for electric bikes

    Mid-drive systems for electric bikes

    Mid-drive systems provide higher performance and torque than the alternative, hub motor systems. This is because they drive the crank instead of the wheel, taking greater advantage of the bike'€™s existing gears. This, in turn, delivers more power and range.

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  6. Riding advice for beginners

    Riding advice for beginners

    If you've just recently bought a new bike and are unsure how to get started, keep reading for a few tips to get you going.

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  7. How To Choose Bikes For Kids

    How To Choose Bikes For Kids

    Bikes make for a fantastic gift for children. They're fun, safe, and encourage the child to be active and enjoy the outdoors. The most important thing to consider when buying a bike for a child is the wheel size.

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  8. 5 Good Reasons To Ride To Work

    5 Good Reasons To Ride To Work

    1.Save money

    How much do you spend each week on fuel, public transport, parking, maintenance? The RACQ estimates cycling just 10km each way to work would save $1700 per year in vehicle running costs. That'€™s $1700 you'€™re not handing over to start and finish each day sitting in traffic.

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  9. Five must haves for beginner cyclists

    Five must haves for beginner cyclists

    The feeling of liberation that exudes through your bones whilst cycling passionately across the open road, hearing nothing but your tyres slide smoothly on the ground as you breathe in new air; oh, how nothing compares.

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  10. Reasons why you should wear a heart rate monitor on your next ride

    Reasons why you should wear a heart rate monitor on your next ride

    Many athletes wear heart rate monitors while they ride, but does that mean you should too? The short answer: Yes absolutely! Out of all the fitness monitoring gadgets, a heart rate monitor should be the number one device you should invest in.

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