Ride2Work Melbourne

Bike commuting 101

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Riding to work is easy and not to mention fun. With National Ride2Work Day around the corner, there’s no better time to experience it for yourself with help from our simple checklist.  Sick of sitting on a humid, overcrowded, peak-hour train? Or even worse, whiling away the daylight hours sitting bumper to bumper in your stationary
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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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Ride On digest

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The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Wednesday. Local news Velo-city wraps up Last week bike advocates and infrastructure experts from around the world gathered in Adelaide for the Velo-city Global conference. Hear what key speakers former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation,  Janette Sadik-Khan, and Copenhagen’s urban mobility
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Liveable speeds

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Across Australia authorities are reducing speed limits to 40km/h in residential streets, school zones and in shopping thoroughfares. But should they be lower? Simon Vincett investigates. On the outskirts of Melbourne is the gorgeous coastal area of the Mornington Peninsula, a boot-shaped municipality of rolling land separating Port Phillip and Western Port bays. Ocean views are
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Paid to ride?

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Active travel makes a healthier society and a stronger economy. Simon Vincett looks at subsidising transport that’s good for Australia. Damien Cook rides his bike four days a week, passing the thousands of cars lining Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway on his journey to and from work. His ride offers many benefits—reducing stress, improving his health, including his
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Active recovery

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After a hard ride you probably feel like complete rest but a bit more low-intensity activity will make you feel better in the long run. Simon Vincett explains. With the peak riding season upon us, you might as well make the most of your efforts. That’s what active recovery offers, with the added benefit of
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Strength in numbers

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A rallying date for bike riders is the annual Ride2Work day, and we can all do our bit to make sure it’s a fabulous success, writes Scott Whiffin and Stephen Huntley. You already know the wonderful pleasure bike riding brings, and if you are like most of us, you take delight in the growing numbers
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Making the leap from platform to pedal

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Want to enjoy a guilt-free morning treat while smugly lording it over your fellow workmates? Stephen Corneille reveals the rich rewards of riding to work. My decision to start riding to work was a gradual thing.  Having decided it was a good idea, it took me another couple of years to actually take the plunge. 
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