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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 »

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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  for full details and registration.   … Read entire article »

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Perth rider becomes first woman to complete Gibb River Challenge solo

Perth rider becomes first woman to complete Gibb River Challenge solo

Perth cyclist Vilma FitzGerald became the first woman to complete the gruelling 700 km Gibb River Mountain bike challenge as a soloist this week. Vilma had previously completed the challenge in a team in 2011 and 2010. The event grows in popularity each year, with registrations filling in a matter of minutes. Organised by Simon Rimmer of Karunjie Event Management, is one of the most effective fundraising events on the cycling calendar, as well as having … Read entire article »

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Bikes and burgers provide theme of community event

Bikes and burgers provide theme of community event

The Perth Integrated Health Cycling Group hosted its inaugural Burger Edge Community Grand Fondo on Sunday 26 February and raised more than $2000 for community radio station Sonshine FM. More than 80 riders signed up for the innovative event, the brainchild of PIHCG director Ian Wee who said the teaming up with a burger café made sense. “These aren’t your average burgers,” said Ian. “Burger Edge are providers of gourmet healthy burgers which are endorsed by the … Read entire article »

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West Aussie wins gold in London

West Aussie wins gold in London

West Australian Melissa Hoskins has won gold in the Women’s Scratch race at the World Cup, held in London over the weekend. The meet was the first chance for riders to try out the Olympic velodrome, which is reputed to be a fast track and likely to produce plenty of world records in the Games. Hoskins was part of the team which won the women’s team pursuit at the national championships only a couple of … Read entire article »

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Great Canberra Bike Ride launched

Great Canberra Bike Ride launched

With no indication that the day was going to be anything but sunny, folks from Pedal Power, the Heart Foundation and the Amy Gillett Foundation gathered between the old and new Parliament Houses to launch the 2012 Great Canberra Bike Ride which will take place on 18 March. … Read entire article »

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Perth Criteriums start this weekend

Perth Criteriums start this weekend

The Smokefree Perth Criteriums kick off this weekend, with the first race taking place in the City of Stirling at Osborne Park. The Osborne Park course, which is making its first appearance in the series, is predicted to be a fast one. Criteriums are run over short courses – generally less than 5kms – on closed public roads, and the Perth Crit series, which will also include races at Victoria Park, Fremantle and Leederville, offer … Read entire article »

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Karri Cup coming up

Karri Cup coming up

The Karri Cup MTB Challenge will, as usual, be held on the Labour Day long weekend, March 3 and 4 – 2012. The Karri Cup is one of Western Australia’s largest and longest running mountain bike events and takes place in the Southern Forests around the south west town of Northcliffe. The course, which encompasses 100 kms among the karri, some of the world’s tallest trees, caters for all ages and abilities with categories for teams … Read entire article »

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Summerglo success

Summerglo success

A spectacular sunset and balmy breeze greeted the riders on the inaugural Summerglo ride which explored the coastal beach paths north of Scarborough last night. The ride, part of the City of Stirling’s Summerset Arts Festival, was a fun event but also had a more serious aim as well. “It’s part of our ongoing goal of raising the profile of cycling in the community,” said Joanne Burgess, the event organiser. “We want to show potential … Read entire article »

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Summer Glo ride this weekend

Summer Glo ride this weekend

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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