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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the study say the evidence demonstrates the value of compulsory helmet laws, which some cyclists and researchers want repealed to try and increase the popularity of cycling.The evidence says helmets work: they...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

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

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

New Bright to Wandiligong heritage path opens!

Discover Wandiligong Village's heritage buildings, quaint swing bridges, Wandi sponge cake and farm gate apple orchards and more ...  Wandi Maze's Lynn Bullen is busy baking heaps of her famous mouthwatering Wandi sponges, to meet demand from waves of excited cyclists flocking up the new sealed 5 km all weather path from Bright, that has just opened along picturesque Morse's Creek. They are discovering heritage homes and pubs, quaint swing...

Read more... | Published: 17/12/10

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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