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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

Discover Victoria’s fabulous Rail Trails in the BikePaths Guide

You don’t need to pay $35 for a separate rail trails guide, when you get all the rail trail info at no extra cost when you buy the $24.95 Bike Paths & Rail Trails Guide that includes the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and the Lilydakle-Warburton Rail Trail? For only $24.95 (Even less if you get the Half Price edition 8 from our E store) you not only get the...

Read more... | Published: 20/04/14

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

Voice of cycling - Keith Dunstan remembered

Keith Dunstan, droll master of words and voice of Melbourne cycling, the Don Bradman of Australian newspaper columnists has died, aged 88.     The Age's Lawrence Money reports in The Age:   In the 1960's he was one of this city's pioneering ride to work devotees. In 1967, he started the Anti-Football League, which, although it failed to suppress football, ran for 30 years. In 1972, he was founding president...

Read more... | Published: 15/07/13

Helmetless cyclists highest risk takers

by Mike Sabey  CYCLISTS who refuse to wear helmets are more likely to ride in ways that put them at risk, according to a 2013 NSW study of 6700 bike riders who collided with motor vehicles.The authors of the study say the evidence demonstrates the value of compulsory helmet laws, which some cyclists and researchers want repealed to try and increase the popularity of cycling.The evidence says helmets work: they...

Read more... | Published: 12/07/13

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

SmartEnergy Groups home system enables cyclists to regain control of soaring power bills

Melbourne designed Smart Energy Groups helps householders conquer power wastage !  As a cyclist you save heaps when cycling to work or touring and are probably very climate conscious, but what about your energy use at home? Until now, householders have had no way or discovering why their power bills have been forever soaring. However, dozens of worried Victoria homeowners and a raft of savvy commercial businesses in recent months...

Read more... | Published: 21/05/11

The Saturday Age Gourmet Rail Trails Feature

The Rise of the foodie biker By Richard Cornish - The Saturday Age (5/2/11) - Life & Style  "People want secluded tree lined escapes. And they want decent food and coffee at the end of the ride" - says Mike Sabey.  Extract:Rolling down the hill on my mountain bike on the old railway line , the air is full of scents of the country side.Eucalyptus, fresh rain on stone, sweet waves...

Read more... | Published: 16/12/10

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