News

March 31st, 2017

Don’t keep putting up with discomfort or subpar performance when riding. Our friends at Bike Fit Studio are offering BQ members a special discounted bike fitting session. Have your riding style analysed with the latest motion sensor technology and see your bike optimised for your style of riding, no matter if it’s on-road, off-road or…

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March 19th, 2017

National Ride2School Day on Friday March 17 saw thousands of students riding, scooting, skating and walking to school as part of this active travel program. Fifty-three Queensland schools took part, including schools in Julia Creek and the Torres Strait.  Closer to home, BQ attended Virginia State School, Elimbah State School and Our Lady Help of…

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March 16th, 2017

BQ is often asked for clarification on legal issues confronting members from incidents or sites of confusion. One is regarding motor vehicles turning left across a rider’s path, sometimes referred to as a ‘left hook’ (to use boxing parlance). BQ believes that staying safe is your primary concern, so each rider needs to ride in…

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February 27th, 2017

The new, dedicated three-metre-wide pedestrian and cycle bridge over Eudlo Creek on David Low Way is well underway and due for completion at the end of March. The bridge is being constructed to the north of the existing road bridge. The project is another example of the State Government assisting local councils to jointly fund…

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February 27th, 2017

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will offer an opportunity for behaviour change, with cycling being promoted not just as a sport but as a critical and viable transport option. Preparations for the Games have already seen the opening of the new Anna Meares Velodrome at Chandler in Brisbane and an upgrade of the MTB trails in…

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February 27th, 2017

Looking for a challenge this September? CQ17 is your answer. Ride east from the red bulldust around Goondiwindi through the Granite Belt Region before crossing into Northern New South Wales for a few nights. Our final destination this year is stunning Currumbin on the Gold Coast, home to perhaps the best stretch of sand on…

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February 6th, 2017

After listening to all the valued feedback from last year’s participants, Bicycle Queensland has been working with Translink and Moggill Ferry on the ferry crossing issue for months and have reached a fantastic outcome: Exclusive ferry use for the morning of the event for riders only No cars, trucks or motorbikes going across or on…

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December 21st, 2016

It’s probably been a less than spectacular year, but we’ve had some major wins nevertheless. At a state level, the decision to widen the state government – local council cycle grants process to include all Queensland councils was excellent. Now all Queensland councils can get 50% state funding for cycling projects when endorsed though a…

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December 19th, 2016

“We were,” chuckles John Whybrow when asked if he and his partner in their Guinness World Record attempt, George Agate, are best mates.  Known as ‘The Tandem Men’, these two Englishmen are halfway through attempting to become the first to cycle around the world on a tandem bicycle. BQ caught up with the boys in…

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December 8th, 2016

Cairns Regional Council is forging ahead in its commitment to the region becoming more cycling friendly with three major projects currently underway within Cairns and nearby towns. With only a little more work to go, local Councillor and cycling advocate Richie Bates describes the inner-city Mann Street Cycleway as “a fabulous project jointly funded by Council…

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