Cyclist #38: The Secret Dolomites

Towering peaks and hidden climbs in a quiet corner of Italy, Cyclist #38 featuring the Dol…

Towering peaks and hidden climbs in a quiet corner of Italy, Cyclist #38 featuring the Dolomites is now on sale. Pick up a copy from all good newsstands, airport and rail networks, selected first and business class airport lounges along with Coles, Woolworths and Target outlets.

From the editor,

If you’re a regular reader of Cyclist, you’ll know Byron Bay has long held a place in our hearts – it just took a while before all the pieces came together to feature the destination. But after an overwhelming response to our issue #37 Big Ride, we’ve decided to partner up with Lifecycles once again. This time, however, you’re invited along for the ride. Coffee shop starts, perfect hinterland riding, afternoons strolling through town or by the beach, and evenings spent at some of the area’s best eateries sounds almost too good to be true, right?

But there’s more. For southerners, it also comes during the depths of winter, when many of us are dreaming of warmer-free rides. So, really, there’s no excuse not to join us for what we’re calling our Winter Warmer trip. We can’t wait!

Another place that has tickled our fancy recently is the Victorian High Country. We’ve shared with you some of the well-known ascents of the Alps, but in this issue we visit the King Valley for a culinary and gravel-tasting tour of the area. From wineries to oversized parmas and some of the region’s best-kept cycling secrets, it’s becoming clear that we might have to organise another trip down this way sooner rather than later.

Of course, this issue isn’t just about what’s happening locally. Further afield, we sit down with a few certified legends of the sport. From everyone’s favourite Swiss cyclist, Fabian Cancellara, to the world’s top-ranked female rider and a man who has been building bikes since before most of us could tie our shoes, there’s plenty to digest as the sun starts to set a little earlier and our lights head to the charging station more often than we’d like.

Get the scoop around our Byron Bay Winter Warmer trip.

*Download our Big Ride Byron Strava route.