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29 March, 2013

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

Local news

twelveapostles (1)Twelve Apostles Trail to offer world-class experience

International travellers will be able to discover one of Australia’s most breathtaking views by bike on the new Twelve Apostles Trail  planned for Port Campbell.

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Night riders: you may not be as visible as you think

A new study has found that night riders think drivers see them well before they actually do. They overestimate the visibility of fluro clothing in the dark, but underestimate the power of reflective strips.

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Champion of the BDO Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge

71-year-old Queenslander Kieth Douglas suffers from a debilitating muscle disease that prevents him from walking without the aid of specially built-up shoes. However, that didn’t stop him completing the challenging 100km ride, which included a climb up Mt Coot-tha.

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Top sports stand to lose funding if they fail to bridge the gender gap

Australia’s top seven publicly funded sports, including cycling, stand to lose funding if they fail to meet the requirement of having at least 40% women on their board of directors. Currently only one of the seven complies with  this requirement.

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International news

Serena%20Williams%20(picture%20Carin%2006,%20Flickr%20-%20Creative%20Commons%20cc-by-sa-2_0)Bike gets Serena to the court on time

When a traffic jam threatened to make Serena Williams miss her match at the Miami Masters, she jumped on a bike and not only made the game, she smashed her opponent, Japan’s Ayumi Morita, 6-3, 6-3 in the third round match.

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Winter riders on the rise in NYC

Recent bike counts show that summer riding trends have flat-lined in the Big Apple, but winter riding numbers are up by an impressive 23%.

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One million more women to ride

British Cycling has launched a new campaign to get one million more women riding by 2020.

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Bionic bicycle man

When bike welder Colin Macduff lost his finger in a firearms accident, he used some creative thinking and a few spare parts to build himself a new digit.

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A happy man in cycling outfit wearing a safety jacket and helmet cycling.Healthy body, healthy brain

A new study from King’s College London has found evidence that regular exercise throughout life helps preserve brain function, with tests showing that those who regularly exercised at least four times a week over most of their lives scored better in mental tests at age fifty than those who didn’t exercise.

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Super commuters

How many cars did you pass today?

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