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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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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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The world’s greatest bike adventures

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Have you got a bucket list of bike adventures? Simon Vincett compiled this haphazard collection of rides that have wheedled their way into his daydreams.  Like the best daydreams, these ride suggestions are not constrained by issues of access, logistics. Instead they are put forward for their promise of grand scenery, high adventure and fascinating encounters. It’s
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The gamification of indoor training

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Indoor trainers may be loathed by many, but the latest technology makes them not just efficient, but fun as well. Lee Rodgers explains. The INDOOR TRAINER! First developed by Grand Inquisitor Torquemada in 1484 as an instrument of torture to force the heathen elements of Spanish society to give up their own ungodly beliefs and
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Commit not to quit

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Excluding any thought of quitting is the key to completing this epic feat of solo endurance. Ultra-endurance cycling events are a small, but growing, niche, with examples like the Race Across America, Tour Divide (North America), Freedom Challenge (South Africa) and Transcontinental (Belgium to Istanbul) growing in both attendance and media attention. But if there’s
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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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How to be a bike advocate

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Don’t let anything ruin your ride.  Try these positive actions to make the riding environment better. Simon Vincett shows you how. Don’t grind your teeth at the bike-unfriendly things you come across as you pedal along. Take some action to help make bike riding easier and get back to whistling your way to work. Get
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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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