Photo by Graeme Periera

CyclingTips began life in September 2008 as a simple WordPress blog written by Wade Wallace. The aim of the site was to collect and publish all of the cycling tips Wade stumbled across from years of riding and racing around the world. Over the years the site has grown in size and scope and Wade has been joined by several staff members. Here’s the CyclingTips team:

Wade Wallace – Founder & Publisher

headshotAs the GFC hit in 2008 Wade found himself working for a company in bankruptcy protection and was stuck there because of work visa commitments.

He began writing a simple blog about all his observations and “tips” in the sport of cycling. Once per day he’d write on his blog to keep himself busy during those long days without anything to do.

Eventually the blog expanded into other areas of interest and seemed to catch people’s attention from all over the world.

Wade found himself running the blog as a full-time job, and eventually began the transition from “blog” to “website”.

As publisher of the site, Wade is the one with the overall vision behind the site’s editorial direction and its development.

Matt de Neef – Editor

2013 Mount Buffalo BunchMatt joined CyclingTips in February 2013 after spending two years working as an editor in the Science + Technology section of The Conversation.

Prior to that he worked in the media team at La Trobe University where he completed a postgraduate journalism degree.

Matt is the founder and publisher of The Climbing Cyclist, a website about the joy of cycling uphill and a guide to cycling climbs around Victoria.

Matt can contacted via email here.

Andy van Bergen – Business Development Manager

860776_450386128367143_582323645_o-1Andy joined CyclingTips in June 2013 as business development manager after a decade spent working in the tourism industry.

Andy was most recently the Victorian marketing manager for the Accor hotel chain which included properties in Melbourne, the Yarra Valley and the Victorian Alps.

Andy heads up the Hells 500 cycling collaborative, a group of riders dedicated to hill climbing.

Andy can be contacted via email here.

Matt Wikstrom – CTech Editor

_MG_2066Matt grew up on the south coast of NSW and was given his first bike, a forest green dragster, at age 7.

He quickly mastered the basics and turned to learning stunts, and later, BMX. He discovered road cycling ten years later and moved to Sydney to pursue an education.

By the end of the ’90s Matt had a PhD and he was also a qualified bicycle mechanic. He now lives in Perth WA and has a career in medical research, a small service-only business as a bike mechanic, along with a family, a road bike, and a few BMX bikes in the shed.

Matt joined CyclingTips as Tech Editor in September 2011.

Ben Dunn – Webmaster

Ben has been the developer behind CyclingTips since September 2011 and has a varied background with 15 years experience in financial markets prior to setting up AppFusion. He is also the brains behind Snipe.

Tom Clayton – Designer

Tom is responsible for the beautiful aesthetic of the CyclingTips website and all the design considerations that have gone into it.

Editorial contributors

CyclingTips wouldn’t have grown to where it is without the time and effort of some wonderful contributors. The following is a list of those who have made multiple and/or regular contributions to CyclingTips. There are countless others who have also written one-off articles.

Authors

Alan McCubbin

Alan is the president of Sports Dietitians Australia and has written many articles for CyclingTips about nutrition, hydration and the science of cycling. You can read more about Alan’s work at his site, Next Level Nutrition.

Helen Kelly

Helen makes up one half of Kelly Cycle Coaching (alongside her husband Bob) and is a certified level 2 cycling coach after racing professionally all over the world and representing Australia at the world championship level.

Helen writes articles for CyclingTips featuring practical training advice, such as how to be a better criterium racer, how to be a better climber.

Jamie Jowett

Jamie has written many of the history articles you can find on CyclingTips, including the majority of the Where Are They Now? articles.

Jono Lovelock

Jono Jonathan ‘Jono’ Lovelock has raced with a variety of Australian national teams, various continental teams and travelled the world a few times over and it still in his early 20s. In his spare time (or while recovering from injury) Jono writes for a number of cycling publications, including Cycling Tips.

Craig Fry

Craig is an associate professor at Victoria University’s Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing and in his spare time he writes history articles for CyclingTips. He founded Paving the Way, an ongoing tribute to Australia’s long and rich cycling history.

Koen de Kort

Koen is a valuable member in the Giant Shimano sprint train and has helped Marcel Kittel to many victories in recent years. Koen has contributed to many articles here at CyclingTips, not least the Ask The Pro segment.

Cam Wurf

After blogging about the 2013 Giro d’Italia from the within the race, Cam was good enough to write for CyclingTips about his time at the 2013 Vuelta a Espana.

Stephen Lane

In addition to a great series of articles about an eight-week simulated altitude training block, Stephen has also written product reviews for CyclingTips.

The Secret Pro

TSP took the cycling world by storm in 2012/13 when he wrote honest insights about the inner workings of the pro peloton.

Paul Aubrey & Greg Murison

Perth-based writers Paul and Greg are the founders of BrewCX.com, a site about cyclocross racing and the rise of the sport here in Australia. Paul and Greg have written for CyclingTips about the CX scene in Australia and abroad.

Dan Carruthers

Dan has written for CyclingTips for a number of years, putting together photo-rich reports of amazing rides he’s done, largely in Asia.

Photographers

We have the privilege of working with some of the very best photographers in the cycling industry, including:

  • Kristof Ramon
  • Veeral Patel
  • Wil Matthews
  • Angelica Dixon
  • Kei Tsuji
  • Jered Gruber
  • Jarrod Partridge
  • Mark Gunter

Want to contribute?

Here at CyclingTips we’re always looking for new contributors. If you’ve got a story idea or something else that you think would make a good article, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email.