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Ride On digest

4 June, 2012

Links to the week’s top bike news.

Local news

Meares spearheads Olympic track cycling squad

Sprint queen, Anna Meares, and team pursuit leader, Jack Bobridge, will lead Australia’s 2012 Olympic track team, which also includes its first brother-sister duo.

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New rules give bike riders a boost

The Gillard Government has paved the way for a new range of electric bikes by increasing the allowable power output. However, changes to state and territory rules are necessary before the bikes can be used.

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Riders rally to bring back bike funding

Thousands of Victorian bike riders will jam the steps of Parliament later this month to condemn the Baillieu Government’s decision to cut funding for bike infrastructure to zero.

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International News

This is how we ride

New York City prepares to launch fleet of 10,000 share bikes designed to cut travel time on short trips and reduce inner city congestion.

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York naked bike ride pedals into its seventh year

Famously bike-friendly, York is one of 60 cities worldwide to stage the event to celebrate sustainable transport and highlight the vulnerability of bike riders.

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Governed by muppets

London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, uses unfounded statistics to give bike riders a reputation for recklessness, while junior transport ministers claim the Dutch have much to learn about bike safety from England.

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How a bicycle is made

A true piece of bike history, this 1945 British Council documentary follows a bicycle from the drawing board to completion.

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