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Bicycle Tasmania has called for more bike infrastructure funding from Hobart City Council, with the council’s current contribution well below the national average of other capital city councils. The bike advocacy organisation pointed out that there are many missing links in the city’s bike network which need to be addressed as a matter of priority.
Following the devastating bushfires in south east Tasmania the Avanti Plus Hellfire Cup has been postponed until late November. However, Bicycle Network Victoria’s Great Escapade will still take place in February. Direct assistance can be made the the Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal, which is administered by Red Cross.
If you’re riding in the Dandenongs this Sunday, the local CFS will be set up near cafes in The Basin, Mount Dandenong and Sassafras to teach riders how to keep safe in case of bushfires in the region this summer.
To wear high viz or not to wear high viz? has long been one of the great questions for debate among bike riders. Peter Walker of The Guardian believes it’s time to give the issue a fresh airing and reexamine the arguments and research.
Lance Armstrong’s will give his first public interview since being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles next Thursday, 17 January, on Oprah.com. Many of his former colleagues hope he will confess and apologise, although many fear it will be a heavily stage-managed affair rather than an honest discussion.
With gadgets and gizmos to monitor every aspect of our performance, are we losing sight of the simple joy of riding or entering an exciting new era?
Strength training improves your riding and can help you bounce back after the Christmas break. Ride On asked exercise physiologist Vanessa Lougoon to develop a strength routine suitable for everyone.
Winner of the 2012 New York Spring Bike Short Film Festival, this quirky clip explores the humble bicycle’s rhythmic potential.
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