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Bike Futures Conference 2015 wrap up

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Over 150 experts in urban planning, active travel and bike advocacy met at the annual Bike Futures Conference this week to discuss and dissect the challenges of becoming a nation of bike riders. Michael Hobbs reports. The three day conference themed on ‘overcoming barriers to bike riding’ had delegates pedalling through Melbourne on Monday, before
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Around the Bay – Ride for a Child Need 2015

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More than 10,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities challenged themselves today in Australia’s biggest bike ride, Around the Bay – Ride for a Child in Need. Circumnavigating Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay on rides ranging from 20 to 250 kilometres, the cyclists enjoyed lovely sunshine and perfect 24-degree temperatures on the 23rd running of this
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Riding and rowing for a child in need

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Michael Hobbs meets a member of the Pirates Sporting Club, who have something special planned for Around the Bay. The sport of rowing conjures up images of private school privilege and exclusivity. But stereotypes don’t always hold—not for the Pirates Sporting Club, whose members have a proud history of giving back to the community and
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Happiness is a new bike

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While we may live in the era of Xbox, Playstation, Facebook and YouTube, Craig Richards and Sarah Down find that the simple dream of owning a brand new bike is still alive for some Australian teenagers. Meet Nick Metha, 16 (pictured above). Nick was one of more than 900 teens who took part in Victoria’s
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Peaks Challenge Gold Coast 2015

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Nearly 1,000 riders from across Australia enjoyed perfect conditions for the first Peaks Challenge Gold Coast. In near-perfect conditions, the pristine, sub-tropical rainforests of the Gold Coast hinterland proved the ultimate test for riders in Bicycle Network’s and Bicycle Queensland’s first Peaks Challenge Gold Coast. Despite frosty conditions, nearly 1,000 riders rolled up to the
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