Year: 2016

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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November 29th, 2016

The Queensland based road safety think tank CARRS-Q (Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland) held a timely seminar looking at research on possible measures to counter driver inattention and distracted driving recently. Driver inattention is the fifth arm of the ‘Fatal Five’. These are the areas of danger proven responsible for a large…

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November 28th, 2016

The Rockhampton Gentlefolk Single-speed, Fixie and Old Bike Society is a fun cycling group for the non-lycra set. Since December 2015 they have been conducting social rides about once every six weeks. They’ve had picnic rides, laneway rides, just-because-we-want-to rides and quite a number of historical tours around Rockhampton. Starting from about 12 people on…

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November 18th, 2016

It’s official! The Cycle Queensland 2017 Adventure Tour from Goondiwindi to Gold Coast will run from September 2 – 10. CQ 2017 will be all about changing landscapes. From the cotton fields around Goondiwindi, we’ll head east through classic rolling western landscapes, rambling vineyards, primeval rainforests and even conquer a legendary climb or two along…

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November 15th, 2016

Our Manager of Cycling Development Bernard Holland joined Hyde Road Kindy for a day of all things bikes and road safety.  This year the kindy received a TMR Road Safety Grant which saw them work towards embedding a road safety message into the kindy’s curriculum. The funding allowed the kindy to run a series of…

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October 31st, 2016

Earlier this year Brisbane City Council created a trial peak hour bike lane for Sylvan Road which was designed to assist the large number of recreational and commuter bike riders connect more safely along the Bicentennial Bikeway Members and friends of BQ are reminded that this important trial will end in May 2017 and data…

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October 28th, 2016

Bicycle Queensland was thrilled to see Brisbane City Council following up on its funded commitment to provide a segregated bikeway along Stanley Street from the Gabba Oval to the Goodwill Bridge with the release of plans and to reaffirm its more recent commitment to improve the very important ‘spur’ from this bikeway along Annerley Rd…

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October 7th, 2016

OK, so you have decided to join the growing number of people who have left their cars behind and are planning on riding to work on National Ride2Work Day. You are ready, but is your faithful steed also operating at its peak? You will enjoy the ride more on a bike that is working efficiently….

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