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Cyclist killed by hit and run

Cyclist killed by hit and run

The Perth cycling community is in shock over the hit and run death of a male cyclist at about 8pm last night. A 28 year old Watermans Bay man has been charged with a string of offences including aggravated dangerous driving causing death, failing to stop after an accident, failing to render assistance and driving under the influence of alcohol. He is due to appear in court on April 3. It is alleged that the … Read entire article »

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News from Canberra

News from Canberra

Well, there isn’t much yet. This week we will be reporting from the nation’s capital. It is too early to make judgements, but so far Canberra doesn’t feel like a city that has made the most of its cycling potential. I was a student here many years ago, and it was the cycle paths – at that time a virtually unknown phenomenon in either Sydney or Perth – which got me back on my bike … Read entire article »

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End of an era for Runners World

End of an era for Runners World

It is the end of an era in the Perth bicycle retail industry as Northbridge store Runners World prepares to shut its doors for the last time. The shop, which is run by Jan and Bob Braid, and Phil Ingpen, began life during the running boom of the ‘70s, as you might guess from the name. Jan and Bob started the business, catering first to the runners, and then the triathletes. Originally located in Coughlan … Read entire article »

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RAC new naming sponsor for Freeway bike hike 2012

RAC new naming sponsor for Freeway bike hike 2012

After much speculation, the website and registrations are open for the 2012 Freeway Bike Hike with a new naming sponsor – the RAC, and a new event manager, Corporate Sports Australia,  which is better known for its management of various codes of football. The event on Sunday 18th March will have all distances finish at Langley Park in the City of Perth and new start locations for participants to choose from. Participants can choose from the 70km Full Hike … Read entire article »

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Happy Festivus

Happy Festivus

May you have the power of an ox for the feats of strength, the wisdom of an owl during the airing of grievances, and the eyes of an eagle to notice the Festivus Miracles. … Read entire article »

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A brilliant event – literally!

A brilliant event – literally!

The Summerglo Ride will be a feature of the 2012 Summerset Arts Festival. So decorate yourself and your bike with as many shiny, sparkly, glowing and illuminated things as you possibly can and join us for a night-time bike ride along the coastal shared path. Drinks and a light snack will be provided at the end of the ride, or why not make a night of it, bring a hamper and have a moonlight picnic? There will … Read entire article »

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Forget the boats we love bikes

Forget the boats we love bikes

Fremantle is going to get a facelift and a boost in revenue as a result of an international sailing competition being held there, but we loved this story from The West Australian because Freo mayor Brad Pettitt, a passionate advocate of cycling, always manages to get a bike in his publicity. Keep up the good work Brad! (To read more about the free wheeling mayor, see the hard copy version of Velo-city: Perth p. 102) … Read entire article »

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Coming soon…

Coming soon…

Check back for our report on the inaugural Asia Pacific Cycle Congress and pix of Brisbane’s delightful bikeways. … Read entire article »

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Bike maintenance course

Bike maintenance course

Don’t let everyday bike maintenance issues slow your riding down this Summer! Learn how to Master Basic Bike Maintenance with the expert team at AvantiPlus Cannington. This useful workshop will cover a range of basic bike maintenance issues. When : Tuesday 20th September Time: 6pm-8:30pm Where : AvantiPlus Cannington,1429 Albany Highway To reserve your place on this FREE workshop, please call the store on 9451-2222 or email Kerryn on kerrynl@iinet.net.au … Read entire article »

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Do all our heroes have feet of clay?

Do all our heroes have feet of clay?

Jeannie Longo, the 52 year old French cyclist who has been a major force in women’s cycling since the mid 1980s, has withdrawn from the UCI World Championships to be held in Copenhagen next month as doping rumours abound. Longo is facing disciplinary action from the French cycling federation for failing to provide her whereabouts to anti-doping authorities on three occasions and now her husband Patrice Ciprelli has been provisionally suspended by the FFC after … Read entire article »

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