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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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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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Saturday 6th June 2015. Trois Etapes Giro 2015. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield)

Hamish Blake Interview

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Australian comedian, actor and Gold Logie winner, Hamish Blake, has set himself the task of conquering one of Australia’s toughest bike rides, Peaks Challenge Falls Creek, all in the name of charity. Ahead of the ride, Hamish shares his journey into the world of road riding with Ride On. RO: Have you always been a
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Most riders can take on a challenge, but few take on the epic ones. Pushing themselves to the limits of their cycling ability. In 2010 our first riders took on the peaks in Victoria's rugged High Country. Riders were pushed to their limits and beyond, but still rose to the challenge. The legend of the series was born. It's not a race – it's much more than that. It's the ultimate personal challenge.

Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain 2015 recap

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On Sunday 1 November, 550 riders took part in Bicycle Network’s first Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain. Iain Treloar recaps the third ride in the Peaks Challenge series for 2015.  Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain is not just one ride. It’s hundreds of personal ones, each an epic narrative of a massive day on the bike. There
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Peaks Challenge Gold Coast 2015

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Nearly 1,000 riders from across Australia enjoyed perfect conditions for the first Peaks Challenge Gold Coast. In near-perfect conditions, the pristine, sub-tropical rainforests of the Gold Coast hinterland proved the ultimate test for riders in Bicycle Network’s and Bicycle Queensland’s first Peaks Challenge Gold Coast. Despite frosty conditions, nearly 1,000 riders rolled up to the
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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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Golden Peaks

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Brutish hills and spectacular views await those willing to take on the challenge of the Gold Coast Peaks discovers Andrew Demack. Okay, should we get this bit out of the way first? Bicycle Network and Bicycle Queensland’s newest ride—Peaks Challenge Gold Coast (Saturday 8 August, 2015)—is going to be super, super hard, and the first
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First Peaks

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Team Bicycle Network’s Stefan Magat explores his firsts as he heads into this year’s Peaks Challenge. 2015 is a year filled with a number of firsts for me as an official “ elite roadie” – though I must admit, my career has been a very average one up until now. This weekend, I’ll be taking
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