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  1. Rapha Prestige Launceston

    Words: Dustin Adderley | Photography: Beardy McBeard | Date:

    As the sun set over Northern Tasmania’s Tamar Valley on Friday 13th March 2015, the Rapha Prestige Launceston began, with riders gathering on the deck of the Barrel Room Restaurant at Velo Wines. Teams huddled together, nervously discussing tactics and tyre/cog selections for the following day’s 170km adventure to the highest point of Tasmania’s only alpine region, the Ben Lomond National Park. Unbeknownst to the riders, just a week prior the summit had unseasonably received its first snow of the year. The brutality of the Tasmanian landscape and climate would be a defining feature of the weekend.

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  2. Ride report: Rapha’s Hell of the North VI

    Words: Joe Delves | Photography: Jonny Hines | Date:

    A record 350 cyclists rode Rapha’s sixth annual Hell of the North this Sunday 12 April, and Bikes Etc magazine journalist Joe Delves was there to tackle it for the first time. On a freshly tweaked 100km course, featuring two new gravé offroad sectors and a train line crossing, the riders could enjoy a feed stop and a few laps at Gosling Park velodrome, as well as over 700 well-deserved pints and Belgian frites at the finish line in the pub.

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  3. What We Found On The Road Together

    Words: Drew Ginn | Photography: Andrew Clifforth | Date:

    Three-time Olympic Gold Medallist rower Drew Ginn recently participated in The Fleche Opperman ‘The Oppy’, a 24-hour team time trial event held annually by Audax Australia.. Competing with Team Brevet, and wearing Rapha’s long-distance inspired Brevet Jersey and Gilet, the team of five was aiming to help break the 24-hour Audax record commencing from South Australia. The following is his personal account of a day at ‘The Oppy’.

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  4. Oki Tatsuya

    Words: Lee Basford | Photography: Lee Basford | Date:

    To call Oki Tatsuya a bicycle messenger doesn’t really do justice to a man who’s been at the heart of Tokyo’s urban bike scene since the end of the nineties. Lee Basford caught up with him late one night in Tokyo.

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  5. On the road again: Tillie and Wilcox

    Words: Matthew Beaudin | Photography: Jordan Reid | Date:

    In 1891, a young woman named Tillie Anderson emigrated to the United States from Sweden. She was 14, and without a father, who had died when Anderson was eight. She worked as a seamstress in Chicago, and in two years she saved enough money to buy a “racing bicycle.”

    That young woman entered 130 races, of which she won 123.

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  6. How The Race Was Worn: Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5

    Words: Ian Fleck | Photography: Graham Watson | Date:

    Epic conditions on stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico, tested mind, mettle and performance fabrics on Sunday. The Terminillo climb (1600m) and the blizzard that engulfed it meant that riders had to cope with -1°C on a day that blew the General Classification wide open. Despite freezing conditions, some riders braved it with fingerless gloves – and we salute you. Ian Stannard could be seen sporting Rapha Pro Team Softshell Arm and Knee Warmers which are new for this season, and specifically designed to keep riders warm and dry when the weather turns foul. No better time to put our racewear for testing conditions to the absolute test.

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