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Keeping it in the family

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There are many great reasons to ride together as a family. Nicola Rutzou looks at ways to encourage parents and children to get on two wheels and active. Family life is often frantic and fraught, so it’s important to take time out to spend together. What better way than by getting on a bike and
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Power and passion

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In the city of Taichung, Iain Treloar sees two very different sides of the Taiwanese bike industry. As one of the largest manufacturers of quality bikes in the world, Taiwan is dotted with factories devoted to the production of frames and their components. These can be in somewhat out of the way locations—a small two-storey
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Top risks to riders

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  There are many confident riders who have the knack of identifying the risks on the roads, and who have developed good riding practices to manage the uncertainty that shadows every vulnerable road user. But are riders totally responsible for their welfare, or do other road users, and roads management authorities, also have an obligation
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Smiles per hour

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Is there a better measure of something’s value than the smiles it brings? Cargo bikes carry cartloads of smiles for a wide variety of people, as well as smile-value for businesses. Simon Vincett investigates. Abby started using a wheelchair when she was about four years old. Before then she had specialised strollers. Abby doesn’t walk
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Tour de France guide 2015

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Iain Treloar guides you through three weeks of climbs, teams and contenders in the world’s greatest bike race. For many bike lovers, the jewel of July is the Tour de France. For Australian audiences, the event has a magnetic quality that has us glued to our televisions year after year. Perhaps it’s the escapism as
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Protecting the vulnerable

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As bike rider numbers increase on Australia’s roads, so too do calls for law reform to cater for vulnerable road users. Simon Vincett investigates. Craig Saunders loved to ride. He was fit and confident—a sensible road user. He knew the roads in Tasmania’s Huon Valley, just south of Hobart, like the back of his hand. He
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Closing the gap

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Margot McGovern takes a look at the long road ahead for women in the world of professional road riding. Last year Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team) made history when she defeated Kirsten Wild (Giant–Shimano) in a nail-biting sprint finish on the Champs-Élysées before a roaring crowd and millions of television viewers around the
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Australia’s top 25 scenic bike rides

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From the coast to the mountains, Margot McGovern seeks the nation’s top routes for picturesque pedalling.  Australia is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and diverse landscapes: sunbaked ochre desert, lush tropical rainforest, snowcapped alpine ranges and pristine coastline. Our diverse native flora and fauna makes Australia unlike any other place in the
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Building biking

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With a splash of cash, the UK is showing the way to save on health costs by spending on bike riding. Simon Vincett investigates the situation in Australia. Europe, it seems, has always led the way when it comes to building infrastructure for bike riders. There’s no need to look any further than the Netherlands
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Going for a steal

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With bike theft on the rise, Margot McGovern looks at ways to protect your ride.  A few months ago, avid cyclist Grace returned home to an ominous sight: the front door of her home was ajar. She had left earlier in the evening to go to dinner—closing the door behind her and thinking it had locked. When
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