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Fri
21
Feb
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Australia's Cycling Luminaries to feature at international conference

Morning bicycle commute in Copenhagen. Cycle Traveller

In a sign of the continued development of Australian cycling culture, the Cycling Promotion Fund has revamped its annual achievement awards and is taking the accolades global, with the winners set to be announced at the world's biggest cycling planning conference in April.

Thu
06
Feb
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Study uncovers key to getting cyclists to ride to work in the rain

Study uncovers how to get cyclists riding to work in the rain

A greater number of cyclists would ride to work in bad weather if they had good facilities at the other end, such as a shower, change room and bicycle storage, a new study has found.

Researchers from Monash University's Institute of Transport Studies looked at the issues that encourage cyclists to jump on their bikes, in particular how they respond to changing weather conditions.

Thu
30
Jan
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First stage of Pineapple Rail Trail opens in Queensland

The Pinapple Rail Trail has opened in Yeppoon Queensland. Cycle Traveller

Residents of Yeppoon in North Queensland celebrated Australia Day with the official opening of a new rail trail in the region that could one day run all the way to Rockhampton.

Wed
29
Jan
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Uni students receive council grant to buy cargo bikes

Cargo bikes will help UTS students to get around. Cycle Traveller

The University of Technology's Housing Bike Club has received a financial boost from the city council to purchase community cargo bikes and other bicycles to help provide students with affordable transport options.

City of Sydney awarded $8,730 under its Matching Grants Program to the students, who plan to buy two cargo bikes and 15 shared bikes to help students get around. The bikes, which will be available in February, will help a community of 1,200 UTS students living in student housing in Chippendale, Ultimo and Glebe.

Tue
21
Jan
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Tour Down Under cleared to ride after bushfires contained

Stage 3 Santos Tour Down Under 2013. Cycle Traveller

The biggest bicycle race in the Southern Hemisphere has been given the all-clear to start today after a bushfire en-route in the Barossa Valley was contained.

The fire containment and milder weather is welcome news to the world's cycling fans, who have flocked to Adelaide and the surrounding areas to soak up the excitement of the Tour Down Under – the first UCI World Tour Race of the season.

Tue
14
Jan
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Richie Porte kicks off national petition for safer road rules for cyclists

Richie Porte signs Amy Gillett Foundation's A Metre Matters petition. Cycle Traveller

A petition to the Australian Government to make road rules safer for cyclists is gaining momentum as supporters seek to reverse a rise in the number of cyclists killed on the streets.

Tue
07
Jan
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Bad news for Newcastle Challenge cyclists as numbers culled

Newcastle Challenge cyclist numbers culled. Cycle Traveller

The struggling Newcastle Challenge has hit yet another horrid headwind with authorities demanding cyclist numbers be capped at just 200 riders leaving hundreds of others to be issued refunds.

Tue
31
Dec
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Welsh woman first ever to cycle to the South Pole

Maria Leijerstam first ever to cycle to the South Pole. Cycle Traveller

Welsh woman Maria Leijerstam has become the first person to successfully cycle to the South Pole, completing the gruelling ride in just 10 days using a custom-built trike. Leijerstam, who reached her destination on December 27, was one of four people vying for the title of the first to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the continent. She was a surprise contender for the title, announcing her ride just weeks before starting, despite two years' of secret preparations.

Thu
19
Dec
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Sydney's cycling boom set to continue as new bike lanes open

Sydney's bike lane network to extend through the city. Cycle Traveller

New figures confirm Sydney's bicycle boom continued in 2013 with further growth expected in 2014 as new separated bike lanes open, connecting important missing links in the cycleway network.

Tue
10
Dec
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Alcohol found to be involved in 16% of cycling accidents

Drink cycling. Alcohol high in bicycle accidents. Cycle Traveller

Cyclists are being urged not to break the law and drink and ride, with statistics showing alcohol plays a significant part in cycling deaths and injuries. In a survey of 125 cyclists by Ride On Magazine, 16.1% of respondents said they had been injured while riding drunk, however, only 3% sought medical attention due to those injuries.

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