Ride2Work craze spreads
Riding to Work is the latest craze as people begin realising the multitude of benifits which surpass the costs, inconvenience and frustruation of driving and public transport when getting to work.
Exercise is the key to well being, and arriving at work in the morning with your daily dose done will make you feel like a million dollars. Exercise gets the endorphins flowing and cycling is a great form providing stress release.
No longer will you be stuck in traffic, jammed into a train, waiting for the tram. There is something great about moving through the peak hour bustle, getting to work efficiently and doing something to reduce your carbon footprint.
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Long-term health benefits include increased strength, improved muscle tone, decreased body fat and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. Remember, bike riding should not feel more strenuous than walking unless you want it to. Don’t push yourself too hard at first.
Ride2Work cyclists are not only saving huge slabs of time, getting much fitter but have thousands of dollars to spare (reported from $6,000 – $15,000) from savings they are enjoying on fuel, car repairs, public transport tickets and parking. The blogs below explain how to get started and safely make a ’transport’ sea change to your life. There's heaps more in the Guide including Ride2Work maps, gear selection, cafes enroute and street smart tips.
Vic Government goes part of the way to reduce car door injuries. As the numbers of these sorts of incidents spiral upwards and lives have been lost and despite demands that drivers who "Door" a passing cyclists be slugged with demerit points and a hefty fine, your 'car' friendly Victorian Govt has only increased the fine to $352 and gone 'totally soft' on applying demerit points for these incidents.Have you escaped...
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...
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. What measures do you employ to minimise attacks? Send us your suggestions and experiences?Blog by Michael O'Reilly - the Age 09/08/2012Two years ago, an article in Australian...
Eight weeks after being granted a permit, residents are surprised as ‘Sale’ sign goes up at the Junction ‘Lego’ site Residents concerned this is blatant permit trafficking · Call on Council to fix StKilda Junction planning ‘void’ Junction Area Action Group residents are surprised with the news that a For Sale sign has gone up on the controversial $30 million eighteen storey high rise Lego tower at St Kilda Junction....
All rides lead to town on Cycling's big day Adam Carey of The Age report - Wednesday 17th Oct: "Like spokes on a wheel, hundreds of cyclists converged on the city centre this morning for the annual Ride to Work day. Numbers at Federation Square appeared lower than in some previous years, despite the pleasantly cool weather, but this was in part because many riders went to other breakfast events in...
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 have installed...
Melbourne cyclists have welcomed the city's first public bike share scheme being operated by RACV that is now underway.The first 100 distinctive electric-blue bicycles have been installed at special docking stations across the CBD. (pic above courtsey The Age)Ten stations commenced operating at the end of May along the Swanston Street/St Kilda Road corridor through to Melb Uni.30 more stations close to public transport will progressively added by the middle...
Australia's No.1 On-Line bike store for performance bikes, parts and accessories is now operating a fourth branch in up market waterfront Williamstown. Run by James, the store is stocking the BikePaths Guide and sells performance bikes, mtb, kids and hybrid models from leading manufacturers including Giant, Orbea and Look.It is very proud of its customer service, knowledge and after sales back-up. Address:Shop 6, 66 Douglas ParadeWilliamstownPh 03 9397 5300www.freedommachine.com.au(Other Freedom...
- Car Dooring Fines now $352
- Should ‘red light running cyclists’ have their bikes impounded?
- Spring ‘Magpie swooping’ season in full flight
- ‘For Sale’ sign goes up on controversial St Kilda Junction ‘Lego building’ site
- Update: Ride 2 Work Day Wednesday 17 October
- SmartEnergy Groups home system enables cyclists to regain control of soaring power bills
- Bike Share arrives in Melb CBD
- New TFM - Williamstown store opens
- Locations for Melbourne’s city bike hire scheme announced
- Ride2Work peak hour numbers soar
- Should path walkers keep to the right?
- New Laws: Rogue cyclists face harshest ever fines and even jail
- Be heard on your daily commute.
- Ride to work tips (2) - time and gear
- Ride to work tips - Part 1