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Riders behaving badly

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Aggressive riders frighten others off the roads and paths, and some riders have had enough. Simon Vincett investigates. Helen Smart has just about had enough. Although she’s ridden for transport for decades, she finds herself gritting her teeth for the daily commute, which she finds regularly punctuated with conflict with other riders. After many incidents of
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I have been to the mountaintop

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Fiona McGlade reflects on cycling, friendship, cancer and recovery. It was on one day early last spring, as I was training for Around the Bay, that I rode my bike from inner city Melbourne to the base of Mt Dandenong and found myself pondering the course of the road as it rose skywards before disappearing
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One to rule them all

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The Ring Road circumnavigating Iceland is oft nominated as the most spectacular – and testing – cycle tour in the world. Father and daughter, Ben and Anna Brady, relate the saga of their circuit.   The gusts of wind were so strong that I was riding on the right side of the road one minute
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Review: Velocio men’s kit

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Review and detail photos: Iain Treloar. All other photography: Hormuzd Khodaiji.  Cycling clothing is a competitive space. It seems like a new social-media driven brand pops up every other week, usually with either obnoxious colour palates or sepia photography and gurning models. Most of the time, these brands have little to do with the development
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Time on your side

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In this time-pressed society we live in, a targetted resistance workout maximises your opportunities to train. Tammy Curtis tells us how. In an ideal world I’m sure most of us would be out riding daily for hours on end, enjoying the thrill of freedom on two wheels, with training consisting of chasing better Strava PRs.
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Ebiking the outback

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Peter Foot meets a man who took on a seriously difficult ride, while towing a trampoline, and survived.    Cycle touring has grown in popularity in recent years, and at times it can seem that every bearded young man and his dog are pedalling through a remote part of the world and writing a blog
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The right bike for the job

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Almost anything can be done by bike – if you have the right bike. Simon Vincett meets three biking enthusiasts who have looked beyond conventional offerings to machines that met their needs. Folder for travelling Tina McCarthy is founder of Wheel Women Cycling, ambassadors to Bicycle Network’s The Ascent ride for women. She has a
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Best bike lights 2017

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Darkness is descending. But it’s nothing dramatic – just the ordinary way of winter. So what matters to the ordinary bike rider? Simon Vincett investigates. Helen Bloustein rides 20km a day commuting to work and on the weekends too, to get around. She volunteered an evening to be a judge on our panel to test
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James of the Jagungal

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How deep into the wilderness can you get and still be back at work on Monday? Very far indeed, finds James Garriock.    Any proper adventure has a low point, and this looked like it. Legs frozen and dripping after my seventh river crossing in less than three kilometres and craning my neck skywards to
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Life lessons

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Wheeling and walking to school brings more than physical health, it also builds resilience, providing kids with vital personal development that their studies in class can’t deliver. Simon Vincett investigates.   “Tomorrow we’ll all go to the island with you. See? The whole lot of us. Why shouldn’t we? Your mother said we could spend
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