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Bicycle Network yesterday released the first details about it’s exciting new challenge ride, to be held 16 February 2014.
The O’Farrell government has delayed the completion of the last two blocks of separated bike lanes on Sydney’s Kent Street. The decision leaves a crucial link in the city’s bike network broken.
Parks Victoria has closed the floating pontoon sections of the Main Yarra Trail, diverting approximately 1500 peak hour commuters to alternative routes.
After placing third in the Giro d’Italia, Cadel Evans is feeling strong for the Tour de France, which begins tomorrow, stating “My recovery and training has progressed well this time as we attempt the ‘Giro-Tour double.’ ”
The latest traffic count conducted by Transport for London has found that bikes now make up 24% of peak hour traffic in the city. On key bike routes that number is even higher, with bikes making up 40% of traffic on three of the city’s bridges and two thirds of the traffic on the popular Theobald’s Road.
A New York study has found that local retailers on 9th Avenue’s protected bike route have experienced a 49% increase in sales, compared with an average of 3% for Manhattan as a whole over the same period.
Tomorrow marks the first stage of the 100th Tour de France. Get ready to stay up late and cheer on your favourite riders.
Tour champions burn anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 calories per stage. How much food do you have to eat to have that much to burn and how long would it take to work off that much doing everyday activities?
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