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It has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted, reliable and dependable bike tyres, and now, after more than a decade, it is being replaced. The Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL, yes, the company’s first tubeless tyre for road, will be available in Australia from January 2019.

It may only be a touch over 3 kilometres in length but the iconic ascent of the famous Arthurs Seat on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, is expected to be the stage that could decide the winner of next year’s Jayco Herald Sun Tour, the 66th edition of the legendary race.

In a tearful and emotional interview we spoke with Cameron Frewer’s widow Catherine, and started by talking to her about the incredible outpouring of online tributes from across the world.

We think it's the best news all week, but we may be slightly biased. The November/December issue of Bicycling Australia is now on sale! Highlights in issue #214 of the nation's top selling road cycling publication include -

Earlybird pricing discounts have ended but you can still register for the Noosa Classic - it's sure to be one of the cycling trips and events of the year.

I am writing this as an open letter, rather than just writing another email to an MP, the local Station Sargent, or some other person in a position of power. Why? Because over the past 18 months, any letter I have sent to government departments either ends in silence, is handballed to someone else, or I receive the usual cut and paste reply telling me just how ‘committed’ the police/ government departments are towards my repeated concerns.

An entry-level cycling shoe boasting many features of the company’s top shelf offering … but less than half the price. That’s how we see the Bont Riot Plus, a high quality but relatively low-priced offering from Australian business Bont Cycling.

One of Australia’s most outspoken and passionate cycling safety advocates has lost his life after being hit by a car on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Cameron Frewer, proud father of three, founder of the Drive Safe, Pass Wide Facebook page, and tireless warrior for rider’s rights, was killed early on Monday near Caloundra in Queensland.

Personal choice - that’s what safety, awareness and advocacy group Bicycle Network said this week on the thorny topic of mandatory helmet laws for bike riders.

We’ve been road-testing a pair of big, fat 32mm road tyres from Bontrager. R3 Hard-Case Lites, these tyres are available in 23, 25, 28 and 32mm widths and retail for an affordable $69.

Old Willunga Hill … It’s one of the nation’s most iconic climbs and on the weekend was the backdrop for one of the world’s most demanding feats.

Basso bikes have a relatively low profile here in Australia, though the brand has four decades behind it and considerable acclaim in Europe. We have been riding their new Diamante SV Disc for this review.

Fancy visiting the country paradise of Tumut and helping make a difference for the the local hospital while enjoying a brilliant bike ride? Read on.

Mt Hotham is brutal climb classically approached from the Bright side. The township of Bright is centrally located to the three iconic, and world-class cycling climbs the region has on offer. Mt Buffalo, Falls Creek and of course Mt Hotham; the toughest of them all.

Regarded by many as ‘the best fondo to date’, the third annual Bowral Classic went off without a hitch over the weekend - but even organisers would admit it was touch and go in the lead up to the major charity event.