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How to overtake obstacles

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Whether it’s road works, parked cars or a hazard, you will sometimes need to overtake something that’s in the way of where you would like to ride. Simon Vincett explains how it’s done, with illustrations by Karl Hilzinger. Life is often littered with obstacles and the riding life is no exception. No sweat. It’s just
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Alarm over health care costs

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Lack of physical activity is estimated to be now costing the US health budget $117 billion dollars a year, or about 10 per cent of health care costs. According to the latest US household travel survey data, only 11 per cent of all trips are taken by foot, one per cent by bicycle, and two
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Room for change

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Bart Sbeghen reports on the growing phenomenon of premium end-of-trip facilities in some of the nation’s most progressive commercial buildings and offices. Photos: Karl Hilzinger, Hormuzd Khodaiji. The phenomenon may not be obvious to most people, probably because of the movement’s quite literally underground nature. That was until a front page article in The Financial
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Velo-city Global 2014: Friday 30 May

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Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards is in Adelaide for the Velo-city Global 2014 conference this week and reporting daily highlights here on the Ride On blog. See his summary from Thursday.  I didn’t make it to the conference until mid-morning. No, it wasn’t a debut hangover for this non-drinker, just taking advantage of the rare chance for discussions with other bike
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Velo-city Global 2014: Thursday, 29 May

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Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards is in Adelaide for the Velo-City Global 2014 conference this week and reporting daily highlights here on the Ride On blog. See his summary from Thursday.  Today was my turn to take to the stage with our Please, Tony! campaign. Pretty intimidating with the world’s bike riding royalty watching on. I had 19 minutes (this conference
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Velo-city Global 2014: Wednesday, 28 May

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Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards is in Adelaide for the Velo-City Global 2014 conference this week and reporting daily highlights here on the Ride On blog. See his summary from day two.  Adelaide’s put 400 metres of separated facilities in a city street and as always—it’s causing a bit of a stink. This morning I went to check it out
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Velo-city Global 2014: Tuesday, 27 May

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Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards is in Adelaide for the Velo-City Global 2014 conference this week and reporting daily highlights here on the Ride On blog. At the Mayor’s Reception on Monday night, Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood spoke about Adelaide’s commitment to bike riding. He also mentioned how Adelaide is the 35th biggest city in the world, the
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Ride On digest

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The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Friday. Local news Minister’s anti-bike fiction Claims by NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay that bikes are causing congestion in Sydney appear to have been conjured out of thin air. An investigation by the Sydney Morning Herald shows that his Roads Department had
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Ride On digest

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The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Friday. Local news Plan to make Sydney riders pay A transport plan put forward by Sydney mayoral candidate Angela Vithoulkas will require riders over 13 to register for third party insurance “to protect pedestrians, motorists and other forms of transport”. The plan will
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