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Ride On digest

9 April, 2014

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

quicklercommuteLocal news

A quicker commute

Bikes come out on top in a race from Melbourne’s outer suburbs to Federation Square during morning peak hour.

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Is cycling the new golf?

Tony Abbott and eight of Australia’s leading CEOs explain why bike riding is their exercise of choice.

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Operation Amulet wraps up

A seven week initiative by Victoria Police to improve safety of vulnerable road users in high incident areas has come to a close, with police detecting over 2,000 offences, among them motorists using mobile phones, motorbike riders travelling in the bike lance and cyclists running red lights. Police will continue to run similar future operations.

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guidinglightInternational news

Guiding light

This innovative new bike light design could help motorists recognise riders earlier in low light conditions.

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The best of #replacebikewithcar

A new hashtag, #replacebikewithcar has been trending on Twitter with riders taking complaints about cyclists and replacing the word ‘bike’ with ‘car’ to illustrate how unfounded and absurd these complaints actually are. Here’s a selection of the best.

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The cobbles are set

Race organisers have completed their final look-over of the notorious Paris-Roubaix course ahead of this weekend’s race. Ratings for each of the pavé (cobblestone) sectors are now available online and the race will be streamed from 9pm (AEST) on SBS Cycling Central.

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19 reasons to get moving

Bike riding is a great form of regular exercise. If you need a little extra motivation, here’s 19 benefits to being physically active.

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Tricks of the trade

World-famous trials rider, Danny MacAskill, shares his tips and love for bikes.

Upcoming events

dotdotdot 13 April Surry Hills, NSW George Street Cycleway Easter Eggstravaganza
dotdotdot 13 April Woodend, VIC Wombat 100
dotdotdot 18-21 April Kapunda, SA Kapunda Easter Cycle


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