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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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Snack for wellbeing

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For holistic health, snacks can’t be overlooked as part of our overall nutrition. Amy Crawford tells us how to make the most of our in-between eating. Good diet and nutrition is vital to all kinds of sporting activity, whether it’s bike riding, running or swimming. But for the time-poor or simply lazy, we often catch
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Blood, Brains and Bikes

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Giles Graham and Michael Haynes report on ‘Bloody Cyclists’ taking to the streets to raise money for neurological research. With Halloween as inspiration, Jason Fisk took the opportunity to bathe in blood and gore and raise some money for The Brain Foundation – an Australian charity dedicated to funding research into neurological disorders and brain
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Brew2Brew moves Perth

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Michael Haynes reports on a grassroots, bike-powered movement to stimulate cycling in Perth. Picking up on the concept of a previous ride, Brew2Brew, which started with coffee and ended with beer, urban planner Giles Graham initiated Brew2Brew 2. He was inspired by his experience at VeloCity Global 2016 and designed a ride from Northbridge to Fremantle. Taking in high quality shared
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Around the World by BMX

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Calum MacKintosh recounts a journey of incredible highs and crushing lows on an unlikely bike. Dear Mum and Dad, I know you are both busy with your lives so I’ll save you some time. The start of this article is pretty boring, and I’m almost positive that you’ll be asleep after the first couple of
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Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold trails

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If you like your bicycle tours to be mostly downhill, pass through staggeringly remote landscapes and contain a compulsory jet-boat ride, Leon Hill has the ride for you. The Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold trails, located in the stunning Otago region of New Zealand, are two of New Zealand’s newest cycle trails. They follow the
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A Weekend Away on Two Wheels

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Not just for A to B, Damian Antonio can show you how to use your bike to go from A to B to C, spend the night at D, have lunch at E and then cycle back to A. Tip, you’re going to need more than your bike pump and a banana. Cycling is a fantastic
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Memories of a first cycling century

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Bike it Better’s Cazz Clarke shares her first experience of riding 100km. There are very few cyclists who don’t remember their first century – some with a fond sense of nostalgia, others with sweaty palms and a chill down the spine. For many though, this achievement can become a springboard toward bigger and better things
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Driving on empathy

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When we think of other road users as people rather than as cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists or drivers, we will make real progress towards solving road rage. Ian Munro reports. There was a time when motorists passing one another on a country road would acknowledge each other with a casual wave. It was partly polite greeting, partly
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Enjoying the simple things

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  For health, happiness, the good of the environment and your finances, everything points to the bicycle, as David Van Bergen explains. A wise colleague once stated that life’s greatest moments were achieved by enjoying the little things. Enjoying the warmth of the sun as it radiates down on a clear crisp morning is one
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