April 2020

Go west, rides are peaceful there

A new self-guided ride explores the hills of West Hobart, Lenah Valley and Mt Stuart with stops at Knocklofty Reserve and Acanthe Park.
lebron james riding bike

The King likes bikes

Bicycle advocacy can be challenging at times, but stories about the biggest sports star on the planet loving bikes makes it a little easier.

Feds offer councils stimulus cash

Bike routes could benefit from a Federal Government stimulus package on offer to councils for transport projects, if councils act quickly and decisively.
buying a bike

Thinking about buying a bike?

If you’re thinking about jumping on the two-wheeled bandwagon but don’t have a trusty steed, check out this quick guide to buying a bike during coronavirus.

How are you getting around?

We want to know whether the wider community perception of bike riding has changed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Take our survey.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Community comment on how to improve riding conditions on the West Tamar Hwy and Hobart's proposed MTB track network, MTB podcasts, Sharron Yaxley topping world Zwift distance for women, and recreational path etiquette features in this edition of Tassie Bike News Bites.

NSW rail trails gather momentum

New South Wales rail trails are on the move with four new regional trails ramping up their efforts for funding, planning and construction.

Keep the Black Dog on the leash

According to a recent study, even people genetically vulnerable to depression are protected from it by three hours of physical activity each week.

New cycleways on the way for Inner West

Residents of Sydney’s Inner West will soon enjoy three new cycleways and paths as part of state government funding to revitalize open spaces along the Parramatta Road corridor.
shopping on bicycle

Bikes don’t scare off customers

Another study has found that building better bike infrastructure through shopping districts does not result in economic damage to local traders.

Hobart-Cygnet route offers day options

Our volunteer ride leaders are busy coming up with self-guided riding routes for our members-only and public RidewithGPS pages, and the latest to go online is the two- or three-day Pelverata–Cygnet–Channel Tour.

Bike route goes to water

The Albert Street bike route in East Melbourne will be diverted for up to two weeks for emergency water works.

Tassie bike news bites

A new crossing over Aberdeen Street, a shared path along Rosny Hill Road, riders during the coronavirus crisis, the Launceston Great Regional City Callenge and Tasmanian touring cyclists caught short.
federation trail bridge

New bridge begins to soar

The new bike and pedestrian bridge on the Federation Trail at Laverton North is now soaring over Dohertys Road as workers race to welcome the first riders.
Protected intersection Melbourne

Protected intersection takes shape

Melbourne’s first protected intersection—a significant milestone for the city’s bike riders—is starting to take shape as contractors take advantage of quiet streets.
vienna cargo bikes

Vienna doubles down on cargo bikes

The Austrian capital is now handing over whopping grants for you to buy your own pedal-powered version of a van, wagon or people mover.
brompton bike hire NHS

Two wheels to the rescue

Brompton have committed to delivering over 1,000 of their iconic folding bikes to health care workers across England to travel to and from work safely.
london speed limits

There’s more to speed than limits

Transport for London has just published a new toolkit packed with interesting ideas we can deploy to achieve lower traffic speeds in streets.

Distraction fix right on the button

Honda has put its time machine into reverse gear, announcing that it is switching back to analogue controls to cut down driver distraction.

Virus slashes traffic, empties roads

A significant drop in traffic as we comply with stay-home restrictions suggests that congestion could be much easier, and cheaper, to fix than governments think.

Special support for e-bike subscribers

Australians have become more and more used to using subscription services for everyday products such as razor blades or underpants, but now a new subscription service has ridden into the market.

Southbank works: care needed

People getting their exercise with a bike ride near Southbank need to be alert to service proving works on the Promenade over the next two weeks.
family bike ride

Perfect time for a family bike ride

A bike ride with the family is often reserved for holiday camping trips, but it could be the answer for maintaining your health and sanity during lockdown.