Taiwan

Breaking point

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Iain Treloar tackles Taiwan’s—and maybe the world’s—toughest climb. It comes back to me like a fever-dream, half-remembered glimpses of an experience surreal and intense. It goes like this: we’re a motley crew of cycling media and pro cyclists and we’re cooped up in an aging hotel on the outskirts of Hualien. The lobby echoes with
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Peaks Challenge 2015: Conquered

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After months of training and preparation, more than 1,800 eager riders rolled up to the start line in the frosty dawn for Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2015. Conditions were cool but still, with the promise of a sunny day to come as the riders set out down the Falls Creek descent. By 7:15 all riders were on
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Are you ready to take on the Peaks?

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There’s just one sleep to go before Australia’s toughest one day cycling event: Peaks Challenge Falls Creek. The 235km course takes riders through Victoria’s spectacular alpine region and over the top of three epic climbs: Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek. With over 4,000 metres of vertical climbing and a 13 hour deadline, even
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The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Wednesday. Local news Sydneysiders pedal in protest Sydney cyclists rolled on the College Street cycleway on Sunday to protest its removal by the Baird Government. The cycleway is a key north-south link in Sydney’s bike network, and while two new cycleways are proposed
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Summertime in the Snowy Mountains

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Caroline Thurlow discovers the off-road delights of Australia’s heights.  I have been fascinated with the history and beauty of the Snowy Mountains since first catching a glimpse of the serene scenery as a girl watching the movie The Man from Snowy River. Until recently, however, I hadn’t really thought a lot about riding a bike
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Beach Road, Kinglake, Western Plains

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Jon Miller maps out three classic flat training rides that will help get you in shape for any season. Riding on long flat stretches helps you build up aerobic capacity, improve your speed, increase stamina, and develop your riding style and rhythm. Test yourself on these three classic flat training rides; you’ll find them an ideal
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The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Wednesday. Local news Fifty percent of Aussie workers would commute by bike for cash Bicycle Network has welcomed the support of the Heart Foundation and bike manufacturers and wholesalers for financial incentives for bike riders – a scheme Bicycle Network put forward to Prime Minister Tony
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The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Wednesday. Local news North Sydney on the right path North Sydney Council has unanimously voted in favour of a $10.3 million Harbour Bridge Cycle Link that would provide five new bike routes, including a protected bi-directional path from the Sydney harbour Bridge
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The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Wednesday. Local news Can riders do more for friendlier roads? Associate Professor Craig Fry from Victoria University’s Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing writes in The Conversation that while drivers and the media aren’t always fair towards bike riders, riders who merely
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Back to basics: how to change a bike tube

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Punctures are enough to leave anybody feeling flat, but as Iain Treloar demonstrates, it’s easy to get rolling again.  There are three certainties in any bike rider’s life: death, taxes and punctures. Regrettably, Ride On can’t help much with the first two. Happily, we can help with the last one. From changing tubes to preventative measures to reduce the risk of punctures
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