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Alps 2 Ocean, bicycle touring, Cycle touring, easy mountain biking, health, New Zealand -

Time to get your holidays organised and book onto the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail starting in Christchurch 25 September 2018.  8 days of cycle touring from Lake Tekapo to Oamaru along canals, beside lakes and surrounded by snow capped mountains.   In short 280km along the scenic Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail 8 nights accommodation with breakfast 8 days bike hire $500 single supplement $320 e-bike hire fee Early Bird price ends 10 June 2018 - $2875.00 (saving $120) Ride with Friends Discount - $150.00 For more details go to our Cycle Away website contact Jan info@cycleaway.com.au See you...

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brisbane, Cycle Away, Cycle touring, cycle with confidence, cycling, health, learn to ride -

  Have you got a bike and need someone to ride with.  Come ride with us.  Our Ride with Friends group rides a lot: Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 2 hour rides from starting at 6am.   Saturday and Sunday- 3 to 5 hour rides - see the calendar Casual membership is $25 per ride.  Ride 6 times with us and your 7th ride is free.  Come along and join in the fun. Email - info@cycleaway.com.au for more details.          

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brisbane, cycling, health, learn to ride -

 I had the privilege of cycling with Rob recently, he’s 69 but has the energy and cheeky nature of a 4 year old!   He told us he had just survived a two year battle with prostate cancer.  He had decided to go radiation rather than invasive surgery. That meant starting a six month course of ADT drugs (antigen deprivation treatment) to shut down testosterone production.  That resulted in massive hormone changes causing skeletal muscle loss and strength.  By a lucky chance at an early prostate support group meeting, a researcher from the UQ was looking for volunteers for a research...

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Cycle Away, Cycle touring, cycle with confidence, cycling, health, Learn to Ride -

 After a putting up with an aching neck and upper back, as well as saddle soreness for well over a year, I decided it was high time for a professional bike fit. There are a lot of places offering bike fits (so ask your friends who they recommend) - I went along to Yellow Jersey at Woolloongabba because I’d previously seen Troy (the owner) run a bike fit session for our Ipswich WOW ladies, and was confident that he knew his stuff. Troy is also the founder of the 24/7 Cycling Safety Fund that supports cycle training in schools in...

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Cycle Away, cycle with confidence, cycling, cycling infrastructure, health, Learn to Ride -

Infrastructure:Cycling infrastructure can be many things  -  a section of bikeway, showers in a workplace, dedicated cycle lanes/routes, signage on a bike path, bike racks at a cafe, bicycle bridges, bicycle lockers at a train station, bicycle safety zones at traffic lights, etc.   Sometimes it can even be a simple thing like a temporary safe detour around work on a designated cycle route.   These types of infrastructure will, generally, help to make cycling safer and more accessible.  Infrastructure doesn’t have to be “big picture” projects to be successful.  A sign of successful infrastructure is usually how many bicycle riders...

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