Van D’am Racing is South Australia’s only elite under 25 cycling team. Not just focused on results, Van D’am Racing is committed to developing balanced cyclists by providing opportunities for them to not only grow as riders but also members of the wider community. Founded in 2015, the team has consistently improved over the past two seasons. With an expanded and more experienced list, we will continue our push to be in the top five teams nationally in 2018.
Training and Racing Through Three Generations Laurie Pearce, my grandfather, raced competitively on the road and track in the 1950s and 1960s. He first started riding in 1950 when he was 15, racing on the track weekly at Edwardstown Oval for a bit of fun. He soon started being coached by Chips Carpenter, who at Read More
Winter Cycling Tips – Trainer Time For the second in our series of winter cycling tips, I thought I’d give a few ideas on what I do to help get through those dreaded trainer sessions. 1. Precaffinate Ergos (especially early morning pre-work ones) are always hard to find motivation for, so go for Read More
Winter Cycling Tips In Adelaide, we are very fortunate to have mild winters. In many parts of the world training all through winter would be unthinkable, and these Winter cycling tips would be called “Spring/Autumn Riding Tips”. So how do I get through the winter months when it’s a struggle to get out of a Read More
Moving Things Forward The cornerstone of Van D’am Racing will always be the team. However it has also given us opportunities to work on other projects, mainly here in South Australia, to help grow the sport and return it to a more sustainable model. We wrote a list of things we wanted to achieve this Read More
Adelaide’s Best Cycling Roads – David Fumpson I often receive requests for suggestions of Adelaide’s best cycling roads to ride on. For my first blog for the year I thought I’d try to answer this question with some of my favourite roads in Adelaide. As I live south of the city, most of my rides Read More