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NZOactive: I was a teenage drug mule

NZOactive: I was a teenage drug mule

“We were discussing the various jobs we had done at dinner the other night, and we worked our way back to our first paid employment. G was a milk boy, Saul was a paper boy, my gig was a little less likely. It has even less to do with selling our products than our usual report, but it does record my only employment as a professional bike rider. I was eleven, and I got a job delivering … Read entire article »

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Bicycle key in education

Bicycle key in education

I have always believed the bicycle to be the saviour of the human race and here is yet another example of the good it does (with a bit of help from an amazing young man). Child labour is a serious problem in many places, including Jharkhand in the east of India where children as young as 6 are working in dangerous … Read entire article »

Video of the week

Check out the latest “Video of the Week”: … Read entire article »

Champ quits on a high

This title was the headline for an article in the Herald Sun yesterday (24/7/13, p. 81). Was it a joke or is writer James MacSmith psychic, since this morning we woke up to the hardly even an-eyebrow-raised news that the day after announcing his retirement from professional cycling Stuart O’Grady has been named as one of the drug cheats on the 1998 Tour de France. David Doherty best sums up our feelings here … Read entire article »

Be seen, be safe

Be seen, be safe

As the days start to close in, it’s time to revisit the reflective wardrobe. A recent study shows that most of us aren’t being seen so we can be safe. Well, it shows that our South Australian comrades aren’t, but I know there are plenty of us all over the country who fall into the invisible category as well. The study … Read entire article »

Extreme unicyclist and philosopher Kris Holm

Extreme unicyclist and philosopher Kris Holm

Bicycling can be challenging, but why not up the ante by taking away one of the wheels and careening headlong down a steep, unstable mountainside? This seems to be the theory behind Mountainbike Unicycling, or Muni as it’s sometimes known. And why do they make it so hard? Yesterday Kris Holm, a pioneer of mountain and trials unicycling and is the … Read entire article »

Helmet report is a headache

Helmet report is a headache

If all the research dollars that had been spent proving and disproving the effect of helmet laws on cycling rates and/ or injuries were spent of safer cycling infrastructure, we might have more kids on bikes. But that’s not the world we live in. A recent report into children’s injuries has found that although the mandatory helmet law is associated with … Read entire article »

Volvo announces cyclist detector

Volvo announces cyclist detector

Although we don’t usually take a lot of interest in autoshows, who could resist the blurb from Volvo about their new cyclist detector? Doug Speck, Senior VP of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo, literally rolled out another Volvo world first in car safety yesterday when he arrived on stage at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show press conference riding a … Read entire article »

Pilates for cyclists

Pilates for cyclists

RideOn Magazine, which is included in membership of Bicycling WA and the Bicycle Network Victoria has an article about the benefits of pilates for cyclists and offers instructions for a couple of exercises you can try at home.   … Read entire article »

Giro de Perth – the back lane odyssey

Giro de Perth – the back lane odyssey

March is always a month of velo-celebration in WA and we have just heard about one of the fab events planned. The Giro de Perth is a fun event for all abilities and ages whcih will take you on a journey, perhaps even an odyssey, through the back lanes of the inner city on Sunday 17th March 2013. Visit the event website  … Read entire article »