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Crashing solo is half the problem

A new study has confirmed that half of the bike injuries on the road come from crashes that involve just one vehicle: your bike.

Fork fail leads to death

A sudden mechanical failure has lead to the tragic death of an Ocean Grove rider, igniting reminders for all riders to regularly check the structural integrity of older bikes.
active april

Warming up for Active April

The Premier's Active April encourages Victorians to 30 mins of exercise per day during April, and National Ride2School Day on March 22 is the perfect warm up!
bari

Cash for commuting catches on

The Italian city of Bari are paying residents per kilometre to ride bikes, in a bid to get people out of cars and rid the city of car traffic congestion.

Bikes can bust belly fat

A new study from the University of Copenhagen have put obese people on bikes to help confirmed the exact molecule that helps those who exercise lose weight.
summer cycling

Beat the heat – tips for summer riding

The warmer weather is kicking in, and while we are all excited to enjoy time on the bike over the summer break, it is important to take certain precautions.
james sheppard

Heart Trail – riding for a reason

James Sheppard, the young man who rode 20km Around the Bay just 5 months after a heart transplant, is now gearing up for a 200km ride for a special cause.

Bike vs pedestrian crash myth exposed

A new and comprehensive study of pedestrian injuries resulting from collisions with people who ride bikes in Melbourne has found that such crashes are rare.
Around the Bay

Get up and going on World Mental Health Day

Wednesday 10 October is World Mental Health Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and support people in managing symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.
Ride2Work_Melbourne, Albert Street

Lack of exercise puts one in four at risk

The world’s leading health agency has called for urgent action on physical inactivity with a new report finding that a quarter of all adults worldwide fail to get enough exercise.
Australia's Health 2018

It’s about quality and quantity

Australians may be living longer, but our biennial health report card shows that we need to work on the lifestyle factors that impact our quality of life.

Drag your bike out of the shed

As part of Men's Health Week, Bicycle Network is calling on Australian men to go back to the shed, and get out their bikes.

What does it take to switch transport choices?

Tasmanians will be the guinea pigs inr understanding what it takes to get people out of cars and into active transport and public transport, in the new Health by Stealth research project.
Women's Health Week comedy gala

Women’s Health Week Comedy Gala

Politicians and sports organisations are constantly beating the drum about their investment in sport facilities so that more children can participate in organised sport and physical activities. This, we are assured, will result in more children getting the exercise they need to be healthy. But according to a recent research project, organised sport does not […]