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7 September, 2012

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

Local news

Aussie cyclists solid gold

After cleaning up in the velodrome early in the Games, the Aussie Paralympic cycling team have taken their winning streak on the road, adding another swag of medals, including two gold, to their tally.

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Moore separated bike lanes needed

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore explains why the first stage of Sydney’s separated cycleways has been so successful and how more off-road bike lanes will benefit the city.

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A concerning affair

In a recent news segment A Current Affair attempted to prove the dangers of inner-city riding by “abusing” a Sydney mum riding legally with her daughter in a bike trailer through the CBD.

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International news

Octogenarian pedals on

Nothing  will keep Canadian Ken Johnson from his daily ride, despite needing a wheelchair to reach his bike and riding with an oxygen tank strapped on the back. Even the harsh Canadian winters can’t keep him out of the saddle.

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Sky’s the limit for style and speed

UK’s Team Sky have set the pace in the 2012 pro-racing season and they’re soon to lead the way in style too, having signed a four-year agreement with Rapha Performance Roadwear to keep the team looking sharp both on and off the bike.

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Go Gaga!

Lady Gaga was spotted taking in the sights Dutch-style on a recent trip to Copenhagen.

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What’s your ideal rider weight?

Reaching your ideal rider weight will help you perform in top gear over the summer riding season and Bike Radar has tips for figuring out where you should be on the scale and how to get there.

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