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Happy feet

There’s more to cycling shoes than velcro and carbon fibre. Iain treloar investigates casual footwear designed for the whole day, not just your time in the saddle.  What do you think of when you hear the term ‘cycling shoes’? A hobbling ...
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Ride On digest

The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Wednesday. Local news Canberra gets active The ACT Government has launched a new website, Find Fitness Outdoors, as part of its Healthy Weight Initiative. The website helps Canbe...
Photo by Josh McDonald, Four HIlls Photography

The leg eater

Peter Thurling tackles a monster mountain biking circuit on the outskirts of Hobart. There is a mysterious creature lurking in the bushland in the Meehan Range on Hobart’s Eastern Shore. It’s not a Tasmanian Tiger but it is wild and it is attract...
Dean Steinberg's Bullitt cargo bike. Photo by Simon Vincett

Beyond the backpack

There are many alternatives to a backpack for carrying your gear on the bike. Simon Vincett lays out the options. Soon after Dean Steinberg took up cycling for transport in January 2014 he realised he needed more than the bag on his back to carry his...
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Roll model

Taking a less experienced rider for a pedal is a great way to encourage their riding—providing you don’t overdo it—finds Margot McGovern. Do you remember your early days of bike riding—legs burning, bum aching and appetite insatiable as your ...
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Reasonably priced roadies

Iain Treloar looks at the most fiercely contested pricepoint in the road bike market, testing five road bikes below $2,000. Photography by Thomas Joynt.   It’s incredibly easy, and tempting, to drop a serious wad of cash on a road bike, and most r...
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Peaks Challenge 2015: Conquered

After months of training and preparation, more than 1,800 eager riders rolled up to the start line in the frosty dawn for Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2015. Conditions were cool but still, with the promise of a sunny day to come as the riders set ou...