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The controversial three month trial that saw a car lane replaced with a bike lane on Melbourne’s arterial Princes Bridge has seen a 40% increase in rider numbers, and while some feared traffic would be slowed by as much as 20 minutes, the actual delay is less than a minute.
With the warmer weather bringing returning riders to the roads, Victoria Police will be on their bikes throughout October to ensure riders, pedestrians and motorists are sharing the road safely and responsibly. The initiative is celebrating its 30th year this year, making it the longest running road safety initiative in Australia.
Australia’s Tour de France champ, Cadel Evans, has said it’s unlikely he’ll line up for le Tour in 2014 as he focuses his energy on winning the Giro d’Italia.
UK website Bike Radar has come up with 30 great reasons to get on your bike. Some of the stats apply specifically to the UK, but still translate for us here in Australia.
After catching a bike thief in the act, this good Samaritan followed him in secret, only to find him try to steal another bike. Fortunately, he was able to flag down a passing police car and see the thief brought to justice.
The University of York has plans to build a new £1 million velodrome, which is set to be completed around the time Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France passes through York.
Physio Fiona White complied this set of stretches to soothe your muscles after a big ride.
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