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The Hard Road

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It took just a moment for cyclist Kerryn Harvey’s life to change forever. She tells Melissa Heagney her amazing story of survival and about her passion for riding. It was a warm January afternoon in 2013 when keen cyclist Kerryn Harvey and her partner Renee decided to head back to their hotel after a day
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Night rider

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A nocturnal trundle is a great way to escape the heat and discover a whole new side to the city in summer, finds Margot McGovern.  There’s a lot to enjoy about riding at any time of day—especially when the sun is out—but when the light disappears, the traffic thins and night owls begin their hooting, it
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RACV Great Vic Day 2: Albury to Yackandandah

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There was a mood of jubilation as the riders rolled out of camp at Albury this morning, commencing the first riding day of the 2014 RACV Great Vic Bike Ride. Today’s route – a 67km roll down to pretty Yackandandah – wasn’t the toughest day on paper, but the warm temperatures, humidity and a few
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Out-riding bad habits

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A passion for cycling can lead to big changes both on and off the track. Richard England tells Melissa Heagney how riding a bike has changed his (and others) lives for the better. Name: Richard England Age: 33 Occupation: Day Program Team Leader with YSAS Bikes: Scott mountain bike, Bianchi FG Lite road bike There are many life-changing moments
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Commuter to competitor

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Margot McGovern speaks with Liz Joiner to find out how a keen commuter becomes a competitive racer. The first flush of warm weather often brings a surge of motivation. Many of us dream of riding further and faster. We set ambitious fitness goals for the end of summer and plan for early morning rides and
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Commit to commuting

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Riding to work is a great way to get active, save money and put some extra time up your sleeve, finds Margot McGovern. Many thousands of Australians ride to work every day. I’m one of them. Even when it’s cold I’m brave enough to weather the storms for my rush of endorphins in the morning,
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Women in the bike lane

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Women are still a minority in the bike lane, but that is slowly changing, writes Margot McGovern. If you look at the statistics it seems the bike world is, by and large, a man’s world. The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011-2016 shows: “Female participation in cycling is significantly lower in Australia than many other countries—the
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Winter fit: your training guide

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Cycle coach David Heatley explains how to use your winter riding to gear up for spring events.  My most successful clients are the ones with goals to achieve on their bikes. They maintain and build fitness over winter by working towards their goal. So if you want to stay active over the colder months, I recommend setting yourself a solid riding goal
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Car-free in the city

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First out of necessity and then for the love of it, Nic Learmonth knows how to live car-free. She shares her best advice.  When I first moved to Australia, I didn’t have the money to run a car. The move was a biggie in so many ways. I was suddenly in the midst of a
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In any weather: 30 tips for first-time winter commuters

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Poor weather is no excuse to stop pedalling. Margot McGovern shares tips to keep you riding this winter.  I suffer from what my husband has diagnosed as Seasonally Often Feeling Tired (SOFT) disorder. When the temperature drops, I’m inclined to don my warmest flannel pajamas, curl up on the couch in front of the heater and remain there until spring. So
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