Month: January 2018

January 31st, 2018

The Great Brisbane Bike Ride & Coot-tha Challenge pre-sale is now open.  Sign-up by Tuesday, 13 February, to take advantage of some great benefits including a limited-edition jersey and free Scody socks. Choose your fitness challenge — we have 110km, 75km and 40km rides — suitable for riders of all ages and fitness levels. Thrill-seekers…

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January 30th, 2018

Pedestrians and bike riders in regional areas will benefit from an $8.5 million State Government investment in transport safety infrastructure, with Bicycle Queensland welcoming the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to reducing the state’s road toll. CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, said investments in road safety infrastructure would save Queensland lives. “We commend the Palaszczuk Government…

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January 29th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland is urging cyclists to be aware and take extra care while riding in afternoon peak hour traffic between 4pm and 5pm and on Saturday mornings, following the release of new data on road fatalities. The data, published last week, reveals 1,280 cyclists have died on Australian roads since 1989, with experts warning the…

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January 25th, 2018

Discover the tropics from Daintree to Cairns via the Atherton Tablelands as part of an all-inclusive event offering food, entertainment and so much more! Cycle Queensland’s 2018 pre-sale is open and we’re offering discounted registration until February 8! For a limited time, members who register for Cycle Queensland during our exclusive pre-sale event will receive…

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January 22nd, 2018

Riding a bike is great, maybe even the greatest, says Bicycle Queensland. The state’s peak organisation for two-wheeled exhilaration is calling for more kids to ride to school. New survey data has found most children get to and from school by car, with as few as 8 per cent enjoying the enjoyment of riding a…

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January 18th, 2018

Bicycle Queensland has announced the Director-General of Queensland Health, Michael Walsh, as its newest Ambassador. In his role as Director-General, Walsh has overarching responsibility for about 90,000 staff and a hospital system servicing nearly five million people. CEO of Bicycle Queensland, Anne Savage, said the partnership was part of the organisation’s long-term plan to improve…

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January 16th, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, Last week’s media coverage of anti-social behaviour on our roads has demonstrated the need for a redoubling of our efforts, as one community, to create safe streets for all Queenslanders. Rest assured, Bicycle Queensland is committed to working with motorists and cyclists to inspire change. We are equally committed…

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January 15th, 2018

Queenslanders fighting the battle of the bulge in the new year are being encouraged to switch to active transport for their daily commute. Avoiding weight gain has been a challenge for many Queenslanders over the past decade, with the average person gaining a kilogram every three to four years. Bicycle Queensland spokesperson Kim Ryan said…

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January 8th, 2018

Wairarapa resident Dave McKinlay is proof that age isn’t a barrier to taking up cycling. The 80-year-old is set to undertake his eighth tour of Cycle Queensland this 2 – 9 September, an eight-day 448km event from Daintree to Cairns allowing riders to soak in some of the best scenery Australia has to offer. After…

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January 8th, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR On behalf of Queensland cyclists, I’d like to call for an end to hostilities between bike riders and car drivers on Queensland roads. Drivers, I have a message for you. Ordinary Queensland bike riders – our mums and dads and kids – are terrified of you. At least 1 in 5…

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