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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

New Camberwell Cycles Galleria store opens

This is an exciting new concept store serving Hawthorn, Malvern, Canterbury, Camberwell and Auburn bike riders.  Priding themselves on outstanding customer service and Cycles Galleria’s renowned ProCare Lifetime free bike servicing, the store carries leading brands such as Trek, Look, Pivot, Yeti and Niner as well  of course our latest 9th edition of the BikePaths & Rail Trails Guide. There’s short term drive in parking at the front door off...

Read more... | Published: 03/08/14

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

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