Riding from Adelaide to Uluru for cancer research


Smiling for Smiddy is a nonprofit community program delivering life-affirming cycling, triathlon and swim challenges that fund world-class cancer research. This year along with 50 other riders, AOC instructor Nick, has taken on the challenge to ride from Adelaide to Uluru. Countless hours and long training rides have gone into preparing for this event in which has already raised a total of $350,000 from this ride alone, with the foundation nearing the 1 million dollar mark raised this year. Incredible!


Nick will be joined by three other Art of Cycling members with Malcolm, Nicole and Adriel all taking on the challenge. On Sunday they began their massive 1800km journey from the city of Adelaide with a long 170km ride on a cold, wet and windy day. Brutal way to start! AOC would like to wish everyone the best of luck and also a huge congratulations on all your fundraising efforts to date.


There is still time to donate and support the Smiddy ride by following this link HERE Just search for your selected rider to donate!

Queens birthday weekend classes


Enjoy the long weekend even more with an ART OF CYCLING class!


7:30am Yellow Jersey class with Tam

8:30am Green Jersey class with Tam

9:30am FREE fitness testing hour with Sam


8:30am Endurance class with Dan


8:30am Green Jersey class with Ben


Make sure you book online spot to secure your bike. Enjoy the long weekend and see you in soon!

Winter riding at ART OF CYCLING!


Don’t let your fitness suffer as winter hits. Now’s the time to secure your winter training plan with some hot, fast and regular indoor cycling classes!


This winter we are offering unlimited cycling classes with our $30 per week direct debit membership. With a minimum term of 12 weeks this will be sure to see you through those cold, dark and wet winter days. All AOC members are also set up with a power zone card, bike fit and fitness testing so now there is no excuse not to join. To sign up simply follow the link below, set your contract starting date and start riding!


12 week winter memberships HERE

Two classes for the price of one!


Buy one class and get the second class free!


This May we are giving you the opportunity to challenge yourself to riding two classes back to back. On our timetable we have three opportunities to take on back to back classes with Monday and Tuesday 6pm and 7pm and Saturday morning 7:30am and 8:30am. So next time you purchase and book one of these earlier classes, why not stay and smash out the next class for free!


Book your class HERE




Enrica smashes Ironman!


After a long and arduous build up, Enrica has completed her first Ironman in Port Maquarie over the weekend! Many hours and exhausting training sessions go into an event like the Ironman and to even get to the start line is a fantastic achievement. Enrica smashed her way through the 3.8km swim, 180km ride and 42km run in just under 13 hours, giving her a successful introduction to the physically demanding sport. Also with only 2 days recovery, Enrica was back teaching at AOC! Awesome!


If you want to train alongside Enrica you can catch her classes on Tuesday night at 6pm and the Sunday Endurance class at 8:30am.

Mothers Day gift vouchers


Don’t know what to buy mum? Have you left it a bit late to buy a present?


Why not buy her a gift voucher at ART OF CYCLING! Just select the dollar amount you want to spend which gives mum the choice of different membership’s and classes. We have casual rides, unlimited ride sessions or ride packs to help motivate your mum into a fit and healthy year ahead.


Has mum ridden at ART OF CYCLING before? If not, she can take advantage of our introductory offers that give you access to unlimited classes for either 1 week for $20 or 1 month for $99!


Surprise mum with a fun indoor workout at ART OF CYCLING.


Purchase your gift voucher HERE

Riding to cure cancer


Local and ART OF CYCLING regular Ben Yoffa is setting out to ride from Brisbane to Sydney for Tour de Cure. With the final few weeks of preparation left, now it’s time to raise as much money as we can for this great cause! Beginning Saturday night April 16th there will be a Charity night here at AOC including delicious food, beer and wine and a guest speaker! Tickets are $100 and can be purchased HERE or by donating on Ben’s Tour de Cure fundraising page HERE (just add your name for a reference).


Cant make Saturday night? Not to worry, we have also planned a fantastic fun social ride on Saturday morning April 23rd. From 7am we will have a quick pre ride coffee and head out on a social group ride down Black Rock and return, with an organised coffee and breakfast combo by Soul Kitchen in St Kilda. This ride is $40 which includes pre-ride coffee and breakfast at Soul Kitchen. Tickets can be purchased on the day or by donating at Ben Yoffa’s fundraising page HERE (just add your name as a reference).


Want to find out more about Ben’s journey? We wrote a piece on Ben’s inspiring story which can be found HERE. We hope you can all make it to one or both events and any help or donation is always greatly appreciate. More details are found on the flyers below!


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6 week BAND challenge!


Using our NEW band grading system, we have designed the perfect 6 week challenge that will keep you committed and motivated as you ride your way to a stronger and leaner YOU!

So whats the new band grading system?

Well, knowing where your fitness is at and where you want to get to is one of the most important aspects of reaching your fitness goals. Therefore, we have developed a system where each level of fitness is represented by a different coloured band. Having this as our fitness measure we can track your progression as you get fitter and stronger with every class you do! See our grading system below;

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6 week challenge time!

To take on our 6 week challenge and make the most of our band grading system, we have developed a $30 a week direct debit membership for a minimum term of 6 weeks! That means;

– Unlimited weekly cycling classes
– FREE fitness testing and initial fitness consultation
– Access to our NEW Band Grading System
– A personal plan to guide you UP the fitness levels
– A stronger and leaner YOU

Signing up is EASY! Just follow this link HERE to begin your 6 week membership. We will then contact you and set you up for your initial class/fitness consultation!

Join our team – ART OF CYCLING

The ART OF CYCLING is expanding its team. If you enjoy sports, cycling and are an organised and highly motivated person this could be the right job for you.
We are looking for a dedicated sales professional to help us grow the brand 10-15 hours a week.
Experience in sales and in the fitness industry is preferred but not essential. Contact Sam at ride@artofcycling.com.au and phone 0433028446

New band grading system

Master your fitness in 2016 – time to take control.

Knowing where your fitness is at and where you want to get to is one of the most important aspects of reaching your fitness goals. To make it easier for you, we are launching a new AOC grading system. Each level of fitness is represented by a different coloured band. With this system we can track your progression as you get fitter and stronger with every class you do!

For all the information you need about our new grading system, please see our FAQ sheet HERE

We are here to help you be in the best shape you can be in the 2016 – Call ART OF CYCLING now!


FAQ’s Band grading system

What is the band grading system?

Our coloured band system will provide the perfect way to track your progression as you get fitter and stronger with every class you do. Each level of fitness is represented by a different coloured band.

What are the different levels/colours?

The different levels are displayed in the graph below. They are based on your power score taken from a 50 minute cycling class.

What is a power score?

Your power score is your average watt’s per kilogram taken from a 50 minute cycling class. This is based on your weight (entered in at the start of the class), and your average power output.

How do I improve my power score?

There are two ways to dramatically increase your power score. Either by losing weight or increasing your average power output! Through consistent interval training and diet management, improving both variables will significantly boost your power score

What happens when I move up a level?

Well done! Let us know by filling out the rider log in form located at the front desk, then receive your new band by your instructor!

Should I wear my band?

You earned it, so wear it with pride everywhere you go!

Does Yellow mean I am unfit?

Everyone will be on their personal fitness journey and start on a different levels. Your fitness may vary depending on many different things like how many training sessions you currently do and also life distractions get in the way like family and work. No matter the level you’re on, you will always have the opportunity to improve your fitness and move up to the next colour!

Is this for men and Women?

Yes, we have set up this grading system for anyone wanting to lose weight, increase strength and boost their fitness. No matter the level you start on, it’s all about becoming strong and lean!

How do I start?

Easy! Jump into any class 50 minutes in length (excludes TRX and endurance classes) and note your power score (avg w/per) following the class. Fill out our rider log in form located at the front desk to be assigned your coloured band by either your instructor or Sam.

Who can join?

Our band grading system is open to those with a membership at AOC consisting of the following;

  • Any direct debit memberships
  • Unlimited ride memberships
  • 10 and 20 ride pack memberships
  • 6 week band challenge membership (soon to come!)

Yoga for Athletes Workshop with Melissa Hudson


ART OF CYCLING’S first Yoga workshop brought to you by AOC ambassador, Melissa Hudson! Make sure you book online as spots are limited.


For peak performance and to avoid injuries we require a balance of

strength and mobility, combined with a high level of body awareness

and the ability to get (and stay) in the zone. This workshop combines

yoga and mindfulness meditation techniques to help you

get the most out of yourself.


Discover why the world’s elite athletes incorporate yoga in their training

Learn key yoga poses designed to compliment your training

Acquire simple relaxation techniques for effective recovery

Understand the link between mindfulness and performance


Melissa teaches yin and flow yoga at some of Melbourne’s best yoga

studios.  A mum of two with a running and triathlon background she has

a passion for bringing mindfulness and yoga to athletes and busy

type-A personalities.  She has worked with organisations including

Melbourne Victory Football Club, White Night Melbourne and lululemon

athletica. For more information visit thehumblewarrior.com.au.


When? March 23rd

Time? 7pm

How much? Free for all AOC direct debit members or $10 for non members

Where do I enter? Book online HERE

John takes on Taupo


After months of preparation and countless hours of training, AOC ambassador John Ell, takes on his first Ironman this weekend in Taupo, New Zealand. All those hours spent in the AOC studio will finally pay off as he tackles the 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride finishing with a 42km run. Crazy I know!

From all the team here at AOC we wish John all the best in the New Zealand Ironman!

Feb 10,000 Success!

Feb 10,000 SMASHED


40 riders signed up to the calorie burning challenge at the beginning of February with amazing results to follow! We had 8 riders successfully achieve the target of burning 10,000 calories in the 29 days of February including two standout achievements!


Congratulations to the female and male Feb 10,000 champions Jane and Richard for achieving the most amount of calories burnt! Jane burning 10,878 over 19 classes and Richard burning 15,707 over 17 classes absolutely smashed the target goal. Awesome job!


Let’s hear what other positive results came from the Feb 10,000;


“I increased my strength and lost around 2kg but my biggest improvement was improved mental health and a boost in energy. I left each class feeling happier, healthier and motivated for the day ahead!” – Leo


“Throughout February I increased my energy output from an average of 400 calories per class to 600. It’s all about making every class count!” – Michelle


Congratulations to everyone who participated!

Women’s only 100km Ascent ride


ART OF CYCLING is proud to support the Women’s only 100km Ascent ride. Bicycle Network believe that 50% of all riders should be women, and to help support their cause The RACV Ascent 100km ride was born. This Women’s only ride treks through the Yarra Ranges as it tests riders over some tough and hilly terrain.


To help riders get through the course, ART OF CYCLING will be here to support personal goal setting, fitness testing and training programs. Good luck to everyone riding and supporting this fantastic event!


To find out more or to enter the Ascent ride, check out their website HERE >>





On Thursday the 18th of February at 7pm, ART OF CYCLING is putting on a tough BRICK session run by future Ironman, AOC ambassador and all round fitness addict, John Ell!


John has recently joined the triathlon scene after years of elite rowing and cross country running in his homeland of Canada. Now with his heart set on competing in his first Ironman in March, he is fresh off testing his form with the Ballarat Half Ironman as he finished in a blistering time of 4 hours and 43 minutes. John will help create and push you through a BRICK interval program that has seen him achieve such success through his rowing, running and triathlon career.


So what is a BRICK session?

A BRICK session simply means a workout that involves both cycling and running intervals. A widely used training program for triathletes, the variety in this program keeps your body guessing and therefore using more energy and burning more calories. This will be the perfect session to test your fitness or simply help refresh the mind.


Suitable for any type of fitness levels and abilities make sure you book your spot HERE!