La Course by Le Tour de France

Over the weekend I attended the first women’s La Course race by Le Tour de France in Paris with my Bigla Cycling Team.  Unfortunately I wasn’t selected to take to the start line, however I made the most of this history making day for women’s cycling, meeting some very inspirational people and watching the event […]

Happy rider in Belgium!

I arrived in Belgium on Thursday afternoon, greeted by Albert and Linda, a lovely couple,who I now affectionately call my Belgium family.  Last year I rode as a guest rider for Belgium based Napoleon Games Women’s Cycling Team.  l was very fortunate that the team had arranged transport to the races with Albert and Linda. […]

What are rice cakes?!

Are you getting sick of your training food, the boring old banana?! Give this Apple/Cinnamon Rice Cake recipe from Skratch Labs a go to take with you on your next training session. Enjoy! Super Secret Apple/Cinnamon Rice Cakes

A new start, a recap and the road that lies ahead

Apologies for the long time between updates! Recently I took a 9 day mid-season break, after what has been a big 6 months of racing, training and transitioning back into life in Europe. As an Australian cyclist our season is structured differently to European professionals. Returning to Australia from Europe last year, I took a […]

A new beginning with Bigla

Last week I made the journey to Switzerland to start my 2014 season in Europe with Bigla Cycling Team. At the end of 2013 I was offered a contract with the Swiss based team and the opportunity to continue my cycling career. After a disappointing 2013 season and financial difficulties, to say I am excited […]

2013 Logie Smith Lanyon Super Criterium

Thanks for the interview Peloton Cafe! #supportingwomenscycling

An exciting new beginning in 2014!

An End of Season Adventure

Last weekend I decided to go on a cycling adventure trip, before I hung the bike up for a month’s “off season” break.  I convinced fellow Australian Cyclist, Carla Ryan to join me in riding from Girona to Andorra, following the Vuelta a España. On Friday morning, with our backpacks on, we set off on […]

Carbohydrates, are you getting enough?

With a number of tours coming up in the second half of the season, I wanted to take a closer look at my diet to ensure I was going to get the most out of myself, both during training and competition.   As I have previously mentioned, I have Coeliac Disease and lactose intolerance, which at […]

What’s next?

I remember thinking to myself, YES, this is it. Good positioning, check.  Good sensations check!  I was in the front group of around thirty women at the Omloop van Borsele one day race in Holland and although it was early days, the infamous Dutch cross winds had already split the peloton into pieces.  Then, just […]


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Check out the Australian urban cyclist magazine here

BMC 2015 catalogue photo shoot

Working with BMC for their 2015 catalogue with photographer Philipp Forsner.


Meet Jo Hogan, The Healthy Cyclist

Bikellisima had recently the great chance to meet Jo Hogan for an interview when she was competing in Festival Elsy Jacobs in Luxembourg, a very prestigious UCI stage race for women. We speak about her achievements, her expectations and how harder it is for a woman  than for a man to be a pro cyclist.




“I want this championship.”



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“One of the great benefits of writing a blog about women’s cycling is that I get to meet (at least by phone and email) some great female cyclists who are completely dedicated to the sport and reaching their potential”.



MOORABBIN cyclist Jo Hogan wants to bring women’s cycling into the spotlight.



Joanne Hogan is a Victorian cyclist racing for Spanish women’s professional cycling team Bizkaia – Durango. She is a current Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Women’s Cycling Scholarship holder and was the winner of the 2011 Amy Gillett Scholarship.