LITP is back for 2023 – Follow us on the Rat to Radelaide!

Rapha presents Life in the Peloton!

We’re back bigger than ever for 2023 with the continued support of our partner Rapha. With plenty of shared passions, big ideas, and a love of all things cycling, this is a partnership that just makes sense, and we can’t wait to bring you plenty of LITP goodness as we work together to bring our ideas to life in 2023.

Hit the road for the Rat to Radelaide

9 – 13 January 2023

Get ready to hit the road with LITP for an epic adventure – the Rat to Radelaide! I never know what to do with myself during the gap between the Nationals and TDU, but now I’ve found a way to fill it – a journey across. The journey begins with a group of six, riding from the Australian National Champs in Ballarat (the Rat) to TDU in Adelaide (Radelaide). We’ll take a less orthodox route which allows us to see some parts of Australia that we’ve never seen before. This will be typical Aussie outback stuff – heat, red dirt, classic pubs. You name it.

Along for the ride will be:

Ella Bloor. Lots of fun, and always up for an adventure, Ella has raced the NRS and the US crit circuit and has spent the past few years riding for the Specialized and InForm women’s racing teams. More recently, Ella has drifted into XC and has been invited to compete in this year’s lifetime series.

Peta Mullens. If you don’t already know Peta – well, it’s time you got to know her! Peta has done virtually everything there is to do on a bike, and in recent years she has not only raced with but also managed the women’s Roxsolt team.

Tommy Chapman. Best described as South Africa’s finest multi-discipline cyclist, Tommy loves his CX, and a few beers at the end of the day. He’ll be hitching a ride home with us to Adelaide after he races at the Nationals.

Lachlan Morton. It has been a while between trips to Aus for Lach, and the journey across will help him get back in touch with some proper Aussie culture. Always fun to have along on an adventure like this, we’ll be catching up on lost time.

Rupert Guinness. Journo, ultra-enduro legend, and all-around good guy, Rupert is using our trip for some extra km’s as he trains up for RAAM. Doing some journo work this year at the TDF showed me how big Rupert’s reputation really is and it will be great to have his insight on the trip.

Live daily podcasts at TDU

Rapha & Life in the Peloton present The Race Communique with Tom Southam, Directeur Sportif at EF Education EasyPost. Plus a special live podcast with the legend and Voice of Cycling, Phil Liggett.

Join me on the Road to the Worlds! 🌈

Melbourne to Wollongong + Sydney by bike: 5 days | 1,250km

You may have heard, I’m dusting off the bike bags and heading up to the UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong, Australia.

To celebrate the Road Worlds coming Down Under, I’m riding 1,250km, over 5 days, taking the scenic route from Melbourne to Wollongong.

It’s truly special to have the World’s in my home country and I wanted to take the opportunity to explore parts of the Aus I’ve never been, while also getting behind the sport of cycling in Australia. What better way to do it than on two wheels!

And I’d love you to get involved too!.

Setting off this Saturday 17th Sept, I’ll be stopping along the way from Lancefield to Sydney, so if you’re on route let’s meet for a brew or a few kilometres!

And for those who can’t, I’ll be taking you all along with me as I record the journey for the podcast.

Trip details + Ride with GPS link below:

Lancefield to Wollongong + Sydney 1,250km

Saturday 17th Sept to Wednesday 21st Sept

Day 1 Saturday 17th Sept

0km – Lancefield -> Noojie – 182km – (182km) ~ Roll out 9am
1st Beer & Lunch – 115km Healsville (115km) ~ approx 1pm
Beers and Sleep -> Noojie ~ Roll in 5pm

Day 2 Sunday 18th Sept

182km – Noojie -> Orbost – 482km (300km) Roll out 5am
1st Beer & Lunch – 322km Straford (140km) ~ approx 10.30am
Beers and Sleep -> Orbost ~ Roll in 5pm

Day 3 Monday 19th Sept

482km – Orbost -> Tathra – 745km (263km) ~ Roll out 6am
1st Beer & Lunch – Can River 582km (170km) ~12:30pm
Beers and Sleep -> Tathra ~ Roll in 5pm

Day 4 Tuesday 20th Sept

745km – Tathra -> Vincentia 1032km (290km) Roll out 5:30am
1st Beer & Lunch – Batemans Bay 905km (160km) ~ 12pm
Beers and Sleep ~ Roll in 5pm

Day 5 Wednesday 21st Sept

1032km – Vincentia -> Sydney 1250 (220km) Roll out 8am
1st Beer & Lunch – Wollongong 1140km (110km) ~ 11am
Beers and Sleep – Rapha Pop up Sydney ~ Roll in 4pm

Find specific route details via Ride with GPS:

See you out on the road!

Cheers, Mitch

Shop now! Copenhagen to Paris: The Road Less Travelled Tee

Our latest limited edition collaboration

Life in the Peloton x Çois Cycling Legacy

is here!

The big lap of France has begun,

with an unforgettable start in Denmark.

And as the race charges full speed ahead, 

we wanted to celebrate being on the other side of the fence.

To enjoy the sights & tastes off the ridden track.

The Road Less Travelled Tee :  an ode to the adventure of following a bike race.

Shop now!

Stop for a sip of the local brew, 

enjoy the sights of a medieval city & fill up on the tastes of each region.

It’s all about enjoying the good things in life, that’s why we’ve included

a list of places we’ll be stopping along the way:


Cheese factories,

Wine regions,

Beautiful towns & more!

There may be a bike race happening, but why not enjoy 

The Road Less Travelled?

Shop the collab now exclusively at Ç

Shipping worldwide from Belgium.

Thanks to

Rachel Peck: Tee Design

Zac Williams: Photos

Introducing: the Talking Luft Casquette

Our Talking Luft podcast series is all about style.

It’s an ode to the era of bike racing when looking good on the bike was just as important as racing your best.

Mullets were long. Caps were worn high & cycling kits were loud and unapologetic.

Talking Luft needed a cap of it’s own.

And it’s here.

**Now sold out **

Thanks to everyone who shopped the first drop!

Stay tuned for the next release.

Shop now!

Going live Thursday 16th June.

12pm CEST Europe

11am BST London, UK

8pm AEST Melbourne, AUS

6am EDT New York, USA

Shop exclusively via our online store.

Shipping worldwide from Spain.

Cap design by Vitor Manduchi.

Photos by Spurlo Style Photography.

Life in the Peloton 2022, proudly presented by Rapha.

G’day and Happy New Podcast Year!

The podcast is back shortly for another jam packed season of

Life in the Peloton and Talking Luft


we’re beyond excited to announce our title sponsors for 2022:

In case you haven’t heard of Rapha, they’re creators of arguably the best cycling clothing and accessories out on the road.

I’ve had the pleasure of racing in their kit over the past few years and can tell you it’s the real deal when it comes to quality, design and performance.

Rapha are lovers of cycling & much like what we aim to do here at Life in the Peloton,

they want to get people out on bikes & talking about it.

Collaborating with Rapha this season means we can keep bringing you the same great episodes

that you know and love + new and exciting topics from the world of cycling.

We’re stoked to have them on board!

Find out more about the brand & get involved at

Stay tuned next Wednesday 12th January for our first episode:

‘How not to train like a pro’ with Kevin Poulton.

Find all our episodes on the Life in the Peloton feed for 2022 season.

Listen on all good podcast apps, like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or right here on

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for episode extras, merch updates and more.

The Last Sunday in Hell Casquette.


My last professional race.

It was a hell of a Sunday.

The mud has washed off, but it’s a day that will go down in the history books.

To celebrate my love for the race and the epic day that was,

we decided it needed a cap of it’s own:

The Paris Roubaix Casquette,

an ode to The Last Sunday in Hell.

Check out our merch range online at Life in the Peloton Shop.

Shipping worldwide from Spain.

Cap design by Rachel Peck.

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Last chance to Pre-order the Road Worlds’ Collection!

LITP x ÇOIS Cycling: The Road Worlds’ Collection

Today is your last chance to pre-order the Road Worlds’ Tshirt and Logo Sweater.

Grab your momento of that epic day in Flanders!

Pre-order closes tonight: Friday 1st Oct midnight CET.

Order now at

Express shipping worldwide from Belgium.

Orders shipped after Oct 14th.

The Road Worlds’ Tee. Now available for Pre-Order.

Life in the Peloton x Çois Cycling Legacy

We were absolutely blown away by the response to our Road Worlds Collection.

Our Worlds’ Tee sold out in 20 minutes!

Thanks to everyone who shopped.

Due to popular demand, we’ve opened up a Pre-order for The Road Worlds’ Tee & LITP Logo Sweater.

Pre-order will be open from Friday September 24th to Friday October 1st.

Orders will be shipped from October 14th.

Pre-order at

Logo caps are now also available to shop!

*Note: The updated cap features an embroidered wool patch.

Pre-order & shop now at

Express shipping worldwide from Belgium.

Shop now! LITP x Çois Cycling : The Road Worlds Collection.

The Road Worlds Collection:

an exclusive Life in the Peloton casual collection in collaboration with Belgian Cycling Brand Çois Cycling Legacy.


2pm CET Monday 20th September

Shop the collection exclusively online at

My love for Belgium – the cobbles, the racing, and of course, Belgian beer – is no secret,

so we thought what better way to celebrate the Road World Championships coming back to Flanders than a collection with a truly Belgian brand. 

The collection:

The Best of Belgium Tee

– 100 limited-edition event T-shirts –

An ode to the 2021 Road World Championships in Flanders & a celebration of all the things we love about Belgium – cobbles, beer, frites & terrible weather.

The Life in the Peloton Logo Tee, Sweater & Snapback Cap

– An 80s inspired original design, exclusive to ÇOIS –

Made for cheering roadside, yelling at the TV or chilly nights debriefing the day’s racing.

Shop the full collection now at

Express shipping worldwide from Belgium.

Get your Tee, grab your mates & beers

and get set to watch the Road Worlds action this weekend!



New merch collab: LITP x Çois Cycling Legacy. Coming Monday!

We’re excited to announce

The Road Worlds Collection:

An exclusive Life in the Peloton collaboration with Belgian Cycling Brand Çois Cycling Legacy.

Quintessentially Belgian, 

Çois was founded around a true love for the sport and named after the founder’s grandfather, François,

who was Belgian National Champion three times and passed his passion for the sport to his children and grandchildren.

My love for Belgium – the cobbles, the racing, and of course, Belgian beer – is no secret,

so we were super excited at the opportunity to work with a Belgian brand, in a year the World Championships are coming back to Belgium.

The collection is based around a limited-edition T-shirt:

An ode to the 2021 Road World Championships in Flanders and a celebration of all the things we love about Belgium – cobbles, beer, frites & terrible weather.

The collection also includes a fresh take on the Life in the Peloton logo on a 

Classic Tee, Sweater & Snapback.

It’s been awesome to see this collection come to life and I hope you love it as much as we do!

Stay tuned for the release this Monday 20th September, 2pm CEST.

The collection will be available to shop exclusively at

Get ready for Belgium and the Road Worlds!



Shop the LITP x Rapha collab now!

The limited release of the

Life in the Peloton x Rapha collection

is here.

In case you missed the pre-order, the kit is now online and available to shop.

The collection includes:

Pro Team Short & Long Sleeve Jersey, Pro Team Knicks, Pro Team Socks & Musette

Shop the full collection now,

exclusively online at Rapha.

Top it off with some proper Luft.

Shop the Life in the Peloton Casquette, online at the Life in the Peloton Shop.

LITP x Rapha Kit drop is coming!

Thanks to all those who pre-ordered kit back in May. We’ve been loving seeing the LITP x Rapha kit out there on the roads and can’t wait for more of you to get your hands on it!

Limited General Release is Coming this Friday!

For those who missed the pre-order, there will be a general release coming this Friday 6th August over at

Available to everyone to shop, this is a limited release with limited stock, so be ready to jump at it!

The drop will go live exclusively online at Rapha this Friday.

The collection includes:

Last chance to redeem Pre-order

Pre-order for kit is now closed.

If you placed a pre-order for the LITP x Rapha kit back in May and are yet to redeem your order, now is your last chance to complete it.

Pre-order redemption closes this Wednesday 4th August at 5pm GMT.

For those who initially experienced issues redeeming their pre-order, stock levels have now been corrected.

To redeem your pre-order, head to and enter the voucher code from the pre-order email.



The story of Life in the Peloton – a CyclingTips Podcast

A podcast about the podcast.

‘From the Top’ is a podcast series hosted by Wade Wallace at CyclingTips about ‘the entrepreneurial journeys of people within the cycling industry.’

Wade reached out after my retirement announcement and was interested to hear more about Life in the Peloton; how it first started, how it’s grown and where it’s headed.

The CyclingTips team has done a great job on this production, and I thought it would be perfect to share to our listeners who might be interested to hear the back story of the podcast and how Life in the Peloton grew to what you know today.

You can read more and listen to the episode below:

‘From the Top: Building ‘Life in the Peloton’ by Mitch Docker

by CyclingTips

You can also find this ‘From the Top’ episode on:



Google Play

Or on the ‘From the Top’ feed wherever you get your podcasts.

Enjoy guys.



DOOM LINE. Limited edition Tee. Online Now.



Doom lines.

The last place you want to be is last wheel.

Check out our Limited Edition Doom Line Tee.

Online now

Artwork designed by listener of the podcast, Alex Daily.

Cheers mate.

Cheers to that! Caps are back.

Life in the Peloton Casquettes

are now back online.

Shop now

on the

Life in the Peloton Shop

Our signature pink and blue cycling cap.

The perfect accessory to your weekend coffee ride,

a cheeky stop at a brewery or

a long day in the saddle.

Photos: @ramonlozarno @floriansantana @Gregory_sss @ridingbikesdrinkingbeer @dekker42 @northsidewheelers

With thanks to our designers:

Cap design by Ryan McKee at Cycling for Longevity.

His awesome original design and pattern giving us all the 80s feels.


Life in the Peloton Logo design by Rachel Peck.

She perfectly captured the Life in the Peloton vibe and brought it to life.

Cheers guys!

Shipping worldwide from Spain.

Get yours now!