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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Bike Futures Conference 2015 wrap up

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Over 150 experts in urban planning, active travel and bike advocacy met at the annual Bike Futures Conference this week to discuss and dissect the challenges of becoming a nation of bike riders. Michael Hobbs reports. The three day conference themed on ‘overcoming barriers to bike riding’ had delegates pedalling through Melbourne on Monday, before
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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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Spring into shape

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Whether winter had you hibernating or injury kept you sidelined, Harriet Edmund asks the experts for their top tips to help you back on the bike. There’s no greater feeling than when the sun starts shining after a long winter. Fair weather rider or not, you can’t deny that sense of relief at the prospect
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Building biking

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With a splash of cash, the UK is showing the way to save on health costs by spending on bike riding. Simon Vincett investigates the situation in Australia. Europe, it seems, has always led the way when it comes to building infrastructure for bike riders. There’s no need to look any further than the Netherlands
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Ride On digest

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Local news Melbourne rides the night Melbourne is renowned for having four seasons in one day, but Saturday night/Sunday morning it seemed there was only one—the wet season. Despite this, more than 2000 excited riders rolled out for the city’s newest night time event for bike riders—Ride the Night—with the aim of raising money for YSAS to
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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 Great day for Bupa Around the Bay On Sunday more than 12,000 riders were treated to a gorgeous day (and some windy conditions) for the 22nd Bupa Around the Bay – Ride for a Child in Need. Riders have
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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 Australian workers celebrate their Ride2Work This morning more than 60,000 registered riders  from 12,000 unique workplaces got on their bikes and enjoyed free community  and CBD breakfasts in celebration of Ride2Work Day. Check out some of the pictures from around
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Mind your manners

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Showing a little consideration for your fellow riders makes bike lanes and paths more welcoming to all, finds Margot McGovern. There’s nothing like the early signs of spring. The first buds appear on bare branches and hibernating bike riders awaken, taking to the roads once more. Popular routes are suddenly crowded, there are longer queues at traffic lights and some
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