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5 April, 2013

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

Local news

Paris-RoubaixStuart O’Grady previews Paris-Roubaix

Find out how Orica GreenEDGE plan to tackle the Hell of the North.

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Bikes get room to roll on Princes Bridge

Car traffic will be reduced to two lanes on Melbourne’s Princes Bridge to provide more space for the increasing number of bikes and pedestrians.

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Women keen to ride

The Women and Cycling Survey 2013 conducted by the Heart Foundation and the Cycling Promotion Fund has added more weight to the argument for more bike infrastructure, with 60% of respondents saying they would like to ride more than they currently do and 50% believing they would ride more if there was more and better infrastructure available.

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International news

ArtBicycle_0009_608The art of the bicycle

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry has honoured the humble bicycle with a an exhibition of the most innovative designs in velo history.

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Saudi women given green light to ride… sort of

A new ruling by the Saudi Arabian Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice finally allows women to ride bikes. However, they are still prohibited from riding for transport, must be modestly dressed and have a male family member nearby.

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Sagan apologises

Pro racer Peter Sagan has released a video apology after he pinched a podium girl’s bottom at the Tour of Flanders.

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sodaSugary drinks not so sweet

A new study has found that sweetened drinks may be causing up to 180,000 deaths per year.

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The Inverted bike shop

A little place we’d love to visit.


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew Mason permalink
    5 April, 2013 11:15 pm

    I have just read the new magazine and the Beat the Wind article by Roche, McGovern.
    I use a RSEA work wear hi vis vest on those cold days. It has fleece lining with a breathable waterproof nylon outer with reflective tape. It might look daggy but it works a treat and only costs $60. Better to be seen than to be squashed

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