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Power and passion

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In the city of Taichung, Iain Treloar sees two very different sides of the Taiwanese bike industry. As one of the largest manufacturers of quality bikes in the world, Taiwan is dotted with factories devoted to the production of frames and their components. These can be in somewhat out of the way locations—a small two-storey
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Tour de France guide 2015

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Iain Treloar guides you through three weeks of climbs, teams and contenders in the world’s greatest bike race. For many bike lovers, the jewel of July is the Tour de France. For Australian audiences, the event has a magnetic quality that has us glued to our televisions year after year. Perhaps it’s the escapism as
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Closing the gap

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Margot McGovern takes a look at the long road ahead for women in the world of professional road riding. Last year Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team) made history when she defeated Kirsten Wild (Giant–Shimano) in a nail-biting sprint finish on the Champs-Élysées before a roaring crowd and millions of television viewers around the
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Talking the ride

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Commentator, writer and Tour de France aficionado Matthew Keenan tells Melissa Heagney how dreams can come true—even if they have to change a little. Name: Matthew Keenan Age: 40 Job: Cycling commentator The excitement was too much. An 8-year-old Matthew Keenan just couldn’t wait to see what Santa had left under the Christmas tree. It was
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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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Cycling’s classic races

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With the 2015 professional season now underway, Iain Treloar runs you through the classic cycling races worth losing sleep over. To casual viewers, the men’s professional cycling calendar has been dominated by a select few races. Until recently, this was because broadcast options for Australian viewers were limited, with the season pivoting around the biggest
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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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10 years, and still riding on

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With 10 years of Ride On realised, Simon Vincett—who’s been part of every Ride On since the first issue—looks back over the decade of publication and the genesis of the magazine from its plucky predecessors, Pedal Power and BV News. The history of Ride On is inextricably linked with the history of its publisher, Bicycle
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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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Great Victorian Talent

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Professional cyclist, Le Tour de France rider and RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride ambassador Simon Clarke tells Melissa Heagney about his lifelong passion for the two wheels. Photographs: courtesy of Orica GreenEDGE Name: Simon Clarke Age: 28 Occupation: Professional cyclist Bike: Scott Addict             For serious road cyclists, the tracks,
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