Bike Riding Inspiration

Check out Sonia’s Travels in Copenhagen

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Bike Ride’s Tweed Ride #4

will be on Sunday 1st September 2013.

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Dust off  your oldest (or oldest looking) bike and dig out that dapper outfit.

Register at Bike Ride: http://www.bikeride.com.au/838

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Bike of the Week #29

and rider of the week too!  Jim, a 61 year old, has a Spartamet bike with factory Sachs motor. He rides from the very end of Lenah Valley Road to Goodies market in Moonah for grocery shopping.

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Whilst Jim was more than happy to talk about his bike and have it photographed he was less than keen to be photographed himself.

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What to do if you’ve been involved in a crash

Do you know what to do if you should be involved in an accident with a motorist? It pays to prepare.

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/08/what-to-do-if-youve-been-involved-in-a-crash/

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Sad news

The sad death of a cyclist on the Channel Highway this morning is yet another piece of evidence that we need separated bike paths along our highways to keep bike riders safe.

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Cycleway Closed, August 5 – 23

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The section between Derwent Park Road and Sunderland St has an adjoining shed which is being demolished and involves removal of asbestos. As a result the cycleway will need to be closed for approximately 3 weeks while the works are carried out. A detour will be signed along Sunderland St and Derwent Park Road. Thanks Cycling South – they had this notice in their newsletter the other month.
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So you will have to do something like this instead.

 

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Bike riders save economy $21 on each commute

The economy benefits by more than $21 every time a person cycles 20 minutes to work and back and $8.50 each time a person walks 20 minutes to and from work, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese on Tuesday.   

“While Australia’s major cities remain among the world’s most liveable with bicycle use at the highest level in 40 years, changing work-force patterns pose future challenges for transport infrastructure planning”, he said as he released the State of Australian Cities 2013 report on 30 July…..

“Today I am also releasing a second report, Walking, Riding and Access to Public Transport which sets out the simple steps that governments and employers can take to increase the proportion of people walking and riding for short trips, and to connect to public transport hubs. For its part, the Federal Government has agreed that all future urban road projects must include a safe, separated cycle way, where practical”.

Cyclist ride into Sydney in the morning rush, using the bike lane in King Street.

Here’s the Minister’s press release.

Here’s the WRAPT paper.

We will have to hold the government to this commitment.

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