Contemplating the magical scenery at 4,000m elevation near Karakol Lake, Tajikistan

World tour with baby

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Travelling anywhere with children can be a challenge, let alone 15,000km, by bike, with a five-month-old baby. Céline Pasche shares the highlights from her family’s bike riding adventure of a lifetime. Words by Céline Pasche. Photography by Xavier Pasche. 50,000km by bike—including 15,000km with a baby—may seem insane, but pedal-by-pedal, we brought our daughter into
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Rides calendar 2016

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Fast or slow, lycra or no, there should be a bike event here for you. Compiled by Simon Vincett. Browse by type here or by month in the list below. Leave your suggestions in the comments at the end. Something to train for: Around the Bay, Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge, Newcrest Orange Challenge, MS
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Ride On’s best of 2015 – part I

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In this first part, Iain Treloar provides his highlights of 2015 in the world of bikes.  Just as we did in 2013, we’re taking a moment to cast our minds back and assess the best products and experiences Ride On came across in 2015. We’ve covered some ground in this time, with extended tests of over 25
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Time to train

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Too busy to get as much time on the bike as you’d like? Don’t worry—Lee Rodgers explains that the secret to improving your performance is to train smarter, not longer. “If only I had more time to train, I’d be so much quicker!” It’s a common refrain of the time-­constrained cyclist, bemoaning the lack of
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Light on Voigt

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The affable uber-domestique, Jens Voigt, who suffered nobly in the service of so many team leaders, is coming to centre stage in Australia. Ahead of the upcoming The Tour on Stage, he told Ride On of the highlights and insights of his long career. RO: Do you still ride for fun? Voigt: It’s coming back
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Back on the bike

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After a life changing injury there can be many roads to recovery, and pedalling a bike can be one important part. Senior Exercise Physiologist Chris Byrne explains. The  Epworth  Hospital’s  Cycle  Re­training  started  20  years  ago  –  the  brainchild  of  sports physiologists including Chris Byrne who realised people suffering from traumatic injuries wanted to get
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Spring into shape

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Whether winter had you hibernating or injury kept you sidelined, Harriet Edmund asks the experts for their top tips to help you back on the bike. There’s no greater feeling than when the sun starts shining after a long winter. Fair weather rider or not, you can’t deny that sense of relief at the prospect
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Profile: Alison McCormack

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From pedaling primary schooler to passionate roadie and racer, Alison McCormack tells Melissa Heagney why she’s working to get more women riding. Name Alison McCormack Age 41 Member of Team Bicycle Network and St Kilda Cycling Club Job Head of Commercial and Visitor Services ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image). WHEN Alison McCormack was
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Into the wind

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There’s nothing more gruelling or rewarding than doing battle with a headwind, finds Margot McGovern.  Lately I’ve been spending far more time on my commuter than my roadie; however, one recent, unseasonably warm and sunny Saturday, I couldn’t resist donning my Lycra for a spin along Melbourne’s foreshore from Port Melbourne to Mordialloc and back. A group of male friends were doing
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Profile: Steve van Ruyven

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An MS diagnosis hasn’t stopped Steve van Ruyven from reaching some lofty heights on a bike. He tells Melissa Heagney how getting back on two wheels has given him a new life. Name Steve van Ruyven Age 50 Lives Mount Eliza Job Managing himself WHEN he was in Grade 6 at St Joseph’s Primary School
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