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28 August, 2013

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


EW_riderlogMelbourne’s East West Link Tunnel: major threat or golden opportunity?

The Linking Melbourne Authority has released detailed maps of the East-West concept and it has become clear that the project has the potential to devastate, or enhance, Melbourne’s bike network.

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Cycling chief hangs up his cleats

Cycling Australia President Klaus Mueller has resigned suddenly after almost four years at the helm.

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Main Yarra Trail correction

In the August–September issue of Ride On, we mistakenly attributed the current closure of the Main Yarra Trail to the City of Yarra. It is Parks Victoria who are responsible for the closure and repair of the Trail. Works by Parks Victoria are taking longer than expected but Bicycle Network is keeping bike riders up to date.

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In a daring and somewhat risky move, a Canadian woman managed to track down a bike thief and steal her bike back.

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Splash n’ roll

A new fitness craze is sweeping through France and New York: Aqua Cycling. As the name suggests, Aqua Cycling is basically a spin class in a pool, and  claims to combine the benefits of a high intensity ride with the relaxation of yoga.

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On your bike: that’s an order!

President Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan is taking national health seriously, supposedly ordering the country’s five million citizens to purchase bikes to take part in National Cycling Day this Sunday.

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Could a high-fat low-carb diet boost your performance?

Carbs have long been cyclists’ favoured energy source, but now experts are wondering if fats might make equally good fuel.

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Wheel Women ride

Tina McCarthy inspires ’round the block’ riders to take on the 50km Bupa Around the Bay ride.


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