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18 June, 2014

The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Wednesday.

Local news

caroBuchanan goes for gold

Aussie BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan has won the final in the third round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and begun her qualifying process for the 2016 Olympics.

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Strength in numbers

In his latest article for CyclingTips Blog, Matt de Neef explores the theory that more people on bikes equals more bike-friendly roads.

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New Sydney cycleway open for business

The Green Square to City Cycleway officially opened on Saturday, 14 June, with free bike tune ups, music, kids activities and food. Sydneysiders are right to celebrate the new infrastructure, which creates an important link in the city’s bike network and links users to parks, galleries, cafes, libraries, swimming pools and more.

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International news

London cyclists Transport for London reveals 2020 vision

Transport for London has revised its Cycle Safety Action Plan to include new initiatives and design guidelines for heavy vehicles, with the aim to reduce cyclist fatalities on London roads by 40% before 2020.

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Age is no barrier

Ninety-year-old Alice Telford isn’t just a regular rider, she also has a knack for converting other women to life on two wheels.

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Millennials support separation

New research from the US finds that Millennials are more strongly in favour for separated bike infrastructure than older generations, with almost all agreeing that more separated lanes are a good idea—all good news for the future of bike infrastructure planning.

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Health

happyFive happiness booster shots

Beat the winter blues with these five tips to lift your mood.

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Video

Smart bikes: the way of the future?

You’ve got a smart phone, now how about a smart bike? Electronics company Samsung  have designed a prototype for a bike with cameras, lasers and all manner of fancy bells and whistles.

Upcoming events

dotdotdot 21 June Winter solstice – don’t forget your lights!
dotdotdot 21 June Bupa Around the Bay / Bicycle network NSW training ride Sydney, NSW
dotdotdot 21 June Bike Rave Melbourne, VIC

 

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