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September 20th, 2017

Meet Fred. At 83 years young, he’s survived pancreatic cancer surgery and being knocked off his bike by a car.  Yet come October 15, he’ll line up for his first Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge in over seven years. Fred and his customised Apollo bike are tough customers. The Laurieton resident, who only moved…

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September 18th, 2017

Hot on the heels of the Ugly Xmas Rashie, Australia’s answer to the Ugly Christmas Sweater tradition, SCODY have teamed up with the Cancer Council to include cyclists this year in this new Aussie tradition. The Ugly Xmas Rashie was first launched in 2015 and sold out within 48 hours, and it’s been an Aussie…

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July 31st, 2017

This past weekend saw the inaugural Yarraman to Wulkuraka Rail Trail Ride take place on a cracking Queensland winter weekend. 220 riders took on 164km of Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, enjoying the hospitality of the tiny towns along the route and fabulous home-cooked meals dished up by local community groups. Y2W marked BQ’s first multiday,…

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July 28th, 2017

Pictured: With an operating space of barely 2.6 metres, the upstream footpath is well below Australian Standards for a mixed use path’s desirable minimum width of 3.5metres, not accounting for the enormously varied nature of users (commuters, international visitors, CityCyclers, couriers, food delivery, joggers, tourist and school groups etc) Conflict is inevitable. BQ strongly opposes…

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July 18th, 2017

Many members contact BQ regarding complaints with buses. In Brisbane, council advises riders who wish to lodge a complaint relating to a bus should contact Translink directly. This then commences an investigation process into the reported incident. It’s best for the rider to capture as many details as possible to pinpoint the location and driver…

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July 15th, 2017

We’re shaking things up a little for this year’s B2GC. BQ has invited seven amazing women who live and breathe cycling to help support riders in this year’s Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge on October 15. Ambassadors will ride in every speed category and will all wear special purple B2GC jerseys to make them…

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July 8th, 2017

Cycle Law have just launched the Cyclist Accident Recording app. Many bike riders take precautions to protect themselves in the event of an incident, such as recording video while they ride. The Cycle Law app takes personal preparation another step forward, by giving bike riders a tool which we hope you will never have to…

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June 30th, 2017

The Fulton Hogan Flyers Team (FHF) are showing everyone just how signing up early for the Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge should be done. Early bird entries opened on June 21 and FHF have hit the turbo button on their fundraising efforts for event beneficiary the Heart Foundation. Their team of 30 riders has…

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June 30th, 2017

The recent explosion of delivery bike rider numbers on our roads thanks to food delivery services raises significant questions about safety for employees and other road users. BQ believes that companies must do more to ensure their employees’ safety and riders need to be more aware of their risks. “When someone’s doing a professional service,…

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June 30th, 2017

Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey has announced an eight-month study into how to improve cycling conditions on Moggill Road. “Moggill Road forms part of the Principal Cycle Network to the west of Brisbane and there have been a number of incidents along this corridor,” Mr Bailey said. BQ welcomes this study…

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