Author: Van D'am Racing

July 9, 2017 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Putting the holiday in “ Cycling Holiday” By Tom Allford My European riding adventure is now into its fifth week. Week five brings a change of pace from the continuous racing of Belgium, moving down to the sunshine if Italy for a little “rest”. The word “rest” could be very loosely used to describe our…

July 4, 2017 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

  2017 Interview Series: Pedalit VDR tech man Rob Cumine took the time to get to know a little more about our partner Pedalit. Pedalit provide us with the best cleaning and body care products in the industry. Read the interview with the man behind the brand, as he gives where the brands inspiration, along…

June 30, 2017 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Tips and tricks for Belgium: Ben Andrews Now that I have been in Belgium for little over a week, I thought I would jot down some tricks & tips for training and racing in Belgium. First; Get maps on your Garmin device or other GPS head unit. It’s really frustrating having to pull your phone…

June 16, 2017 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Belgium Update: Matt de Vroet  The land of beer, waffles and more beer has shown us exactly how they produce the best bike riders in the world after only two weeks of our trip. Tom and I have been racing the amateur kermesses here in Belgium with the aim of gaining as much experience and have…

May 17, 2017 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

  Three Tips to Stay Motivated During Winter By Liam Lawlor During winter, many struggle to sustain the fitness that they worked so hard to obtain when the weather was warm. Cold temperatures, rain, and daylight savings are the common factors ruining cyclists’ motivation to train. However there are ways to still sustain a high…

May 10, 2017 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Belgium Bound By Ben Andrews With just over 6 weeks until I jump onto a plane to Belgium, I thought I would take this opportunity to reflect on last year’s trip and expectations for my 2017 trip. Belgium racing is unique and different from competing here in Australia. Like in Australia they have different levels of…

May 9, 2017 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Tour of the South West Stage One A short 12.7 km Time Trial kicked off the Tour of the South West. Windy conditions saw the fastest times of the day almost a whole minute down on the previous year’s edition. The team all rode well, with Iven the highest placed finisher, covering the course in…

May 2, 2017 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Lachlan Darch: How Cycling Has Changed My Life Like many, cycling has made a big impact on my life. There are the obvious things like helping me get fit, but this is just a fraction of the picture. It’s help give me focus and direction, helped me make new friends and see new places, and most importantly, shown me…

April 27, 2017 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

“The Team Chat is in English” by Matt de Vroet This was my initial answer to when I was asked what the differences between my previous team, the Belgian outfit Baguet MIBA, and my new South Australian team Van D’am Racing p/b Butterfields were. Obviously the dissimilarities don’t stop there. Being based in Melbourne, I…

April 19, 2017 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

Jason Thomason: Why Do We Ride? A question I find that, or am noticing more that I am getting asked is “why do you do it, why do you ride?”. After all, riding your bike almost everyday a week for 2-5hrs as a 23-year-old isn’t exactly a social norm, and in some regards, something a…