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