Summer Long Edition #245 Of Bicycling Australia Is Out Now

It’s out now … your bumper summer 2023/24 copy of Bicycling Australia, January/February’s edition #245.

Inside you’ll find a wide range of content including the widest-ranging portfolio of new bikes event featured in the 30+ year old road cycling title. There’s a comprehensive guide to the 24th Santos Tour Down Under that kicks off on January 12, a look back at highlights and results from the 2023 Bowral Classic and a special extract from what’s set to be one of the major book launches of the year – the Bruce Small story.

This edition of BA is absolutely packed – here’s what’s inside:

Tour Down Under Guide:

Back for its 24th year, we take a look at what’s in store at the 2024 Santos Tour Down Under that starts with a bang on January 12. With a bigger programme than ever before, our full guide can be read from page 20.

Bowral Classic Wrap & Results:

More than 3000 riders honed in on the NSW Southern Highlands for the 7th annual Bowral Classic. Here we take a look at the highlights and list the lead Crit & Road event riders.

Edition #245 of Bicycling Australia is packed full of bikes and includes 3 x major reviews plus our 2024 A to Z model guide.

Major Feature: The A to Z of 2024 Model Bikes

Looking for a new bike or simply enjoy drooling over what’s out there? You’ll love these 20+ pages. Here we take a look at the top 2024 model road and gravel bikes from various bike brands – major and minor – from all around the world.

The January / February edition of Bicycling Australia features an extract from the Sir Bruce Small biography. Absolutely fascinating reading, Sir Bruce is one of the giants of Australian cycling and the book is brilliantly written.

Book Extract: Sir Bruce Small

Sir Bruce Small was a giant of the Australian bike industry and our early Tour de France campaigns.

The more we learn about the man, the more we are grateful for all he did for Aussie cycling.

Rachel Syer’s has penned a fascinating biography and the extract starts from page 60.

Magnetic North: Bikes & Barra

We take a holiday and numerous gravel rides on Magnetic Island in Far North Queensland.

While there we embarked upon a bike-based barramundi adventure. Any luck on the fishing front? Find out from page 64.

Hydration Special: Summer has arrived and it sure is warm out there! During December and January hydration is more important than ever and it’s critical to look after ourselves. Here we take a look at some of the best on-bike hydration products and supplements available.

Tested: Scope Wheels: We ride the S4A Scope wheels and pen our thoughts here. In even more exciting news, one lucky reader has the chance to win these very wheels! Find out how on page 78.

Bikes & Barra: In this feature we ride a gravel bike to a North Queensland fishing spot to catch barramundi.

GTECHNIQ Bike Cleaning: In what’s arguably the most comprehensive bike cleaning kit we’ve ever come across, we give a long term review bike the royal treatment with this cleaning kit from GTECHNIQ.

DJI Osmo Camera: Looking for a top quality action camera to record your rides? This Osmo 4 from DJI has proven to be a very strong performer despite its diminutive size.

Thule Epos Racks: A tow bar mounted rack with a phenomenal feature list, we hitch the Thule Epos to the back of the car and test it out. More from page 83.

We road test this ultimate towbar mounted rack from Thule.

Cervelo Caledonia Tested: Tour de France veteran and Australian cycling great Pat Jonker puts the new Cervelo Caledonia through its paces. You can read Pat’s detailed report from page 86.

Giant Defy Tested: The fifth incarnation of the iconic model, Peter Maniaty rides and review the latest model Giant Defy. 

Plus our regulars including the Publisher’s Note, Top Gear, the Big Picture, Bang BANG with Lee ‘Hollywood’ Turner, Spin Cycle with Anthony Tan and plenty more.

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