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Stop the tacks on Kew Boulevard – 24 HOUR protest ride

  Cyclists stand-up in face further tack attacks 24 hour STOP THE TACKS Boulevarde protest ride planned for Sunday 7th June.    Melbourne's mystery tack attacker has struck again, littering the Yarra Boulevard bitumen overnight with sharp tacks that are puncturing the tyres of early morning cyclists in a malicious fear campaign against riders. - Wednesday 3 June Update But the cycling community is planning to thumb its nose at the attacker in eccentric...

Read more... | Published: 03/06/15

Government continues to ignore ‘car dooring’ threat to life and limb

 By Mike Sabey 3/3/2015    Tougher dooring penalties call rejected, further call for motorists to alter their habits!   The new Victorian Labour state government is following the ousted one from 2014 by continuing to stonewall and ignore the issue of widespread car dooring. Three recent dooring deaths, countless un counted dooring incidents in which no one was killed or maimed and the police refuse to register such incidents or book...

Read more... | Published: 03/03/15

Spring ‘Magpie swooping’ season in full flight

How to survive or prevent an attack   Yes, it's that season again, when magpies swoop and cyclists are skittish. Just as it starts to warm up and the mornings aren't quite as dark comes the ever-present threat of feathered ‘magpie' fury from the sky. Magpies raise their chicks once a year in Spring and in the short window between hatching and first fledglings leaving the nest, some males may aggressively...

Read more... | Published: 24/08/14

Selected BP servos now stocking the Bikepaths & Rail Trails Guides

To meet an increasing demand from cyclists for up todate and inspiring tourism infomation on the Wangaratta to Beechworth and Milawa to Bright Rail Trails, four north east Victorian BP servos at Euroa, Mansfield, Seymour and Wodonga now have stock!  BP Euroa (pictured) is a great stop over location on your way to Beechworth and Bright. This servo's cafe and customer area was recently upgraded and they build a reputation...

Read more... | Published: 06/08/14

Goulburn Rail Trail has got a new name

Great Victorian Rail Trail now open for business! Previously called the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail, this exciting new 134 km scenic trail runs from Tallarook to Mansfield and is proving  a huge success with two wheeled visitors. The BikePaths & RailTrail Guide has completed mapping this amazing trail that runs though magnificent rich farm lands, along the mighty Goulburn River and across the Bonnie Doon bridge over Lake Eildon. The...

Read more... | Published: 16/07/13

Should ‘red light running cyclists’ have their bikes impounded?

2wheelmike asks: Is it time to have their bikes impounded?s Whether I'm on my bike, Vesap scooter or a car I often get annoyed seeing my fellow cyclists who flagrantly ride through red traffic lights. Despite the $354 fine when they are caught and a few surprised mates of have had to recently pay up, mostly I hate the bad name these ‘red light runners' bring to cycling.I'm sick of the...

Read more... | Published: 18/08/12

Energy wave of power monitors for cyclists

 Put your energy into measuring electricity consumption. Pictured: A SEGmeter – is a set of current sensors that detect the electricity flowing through the different circuits in your home.By Michael Greene - The Sunday Age Domain’s  Greener Homes on 17 June 2012 EVERY time you press down on your toaster, it costs you money. But how much? And how does that compare to your second fridge? Or the air conditioner? Something’s...

Read more... | Published: 16/06/12

Now we are enjoying the Cadel Effect

Last year millions of Australian's saluted his maginficaent Tour de France VICTORY. Now his victory is having a Cadel Effect!   Cadel Effect CYCLING in Victoria has surged since Cadel Evans won last year's Tour de France, but it's not just Lycra-clad speedsters taking to the roads and trails.Bike store owners reported a huge surge in new bike sales soon after his landmark July win and even the sales of our latest BikePaths...

Read more... | Published: 29/05/11

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