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Women’s Health Week 2021

This week is Women’s Health Week and this year’s theme is movement. Across NSW bike riding is one way women and girls can stay active and travel to work, education, the shops and appointments in a COVID-safe way.  Juggling home-schooling, work, and all the current restrictions, can make it hard for some women to squeeze

Bike Riding Up By 9% in 2021

After years of declining bike riding participation numbers, 2021 has proven to be a year of change with an increase of 9% across Australia.   About The Survey The Cycling Participation Survey is a bi-annual report that shows cycling trends across Australia. In 2021, they added walking into the survey in order to gather more

20% New Riders In The City Of Sydney

The City of Sydney has released the results from their 2021 active transport survey with some exciting results for bike riders. New Infrastructure Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Sydney has opened a number of pop-up cycleways along with a new two-way cycleway along Saunders and Miller Streets in Pyrmont, completing a safe bike

Economic Benefits Of Bike Riding

Investment into bike riding and bike infrastructure can see mass economic benefits for whole communities. Money From Just Cycling  Around the globe, countries are enjoying the economic benefits of people cycling. Every mile cycled in Copenhagen provides the equivalent of 41 cents in social benefits to the community, according to researchers.  Yet, every mile driven exacts

Physical Health Benefits Of Bike Riding

Bike riding offers physical health benefits for all stages of life including improving heart health, reducing the risk of cancer and lowering obesity.  However, currently more than 50% of people over the age of 60 are not physically active enough for good health. We’re keen to convince you to start riding to enjoy the physical

Mental Health Benefits of Riding

Bike riding has so many physical health benefits but that’s not all! Cycling regularly can help to boost your mental health, improve your memory and enhance your brain power.  Mental Health Benefits  Bike riding can offer help in boosting your mental health.  Unfortunately in Australia, 10-15% of seniors are thought to have anxiety or depression,

It’s A Go For The New England Rail Trail

Stage 1 of the New England Rail Trail is (almost) a go after recently receiving nearly $9 million in funding.  Currently the major hold up is that an act of NSW parliament is required to close the rail corridor and transfer ownership from Transport NSW to Crown Lands. About the New England Rail Trail  The

Increase in Physical Activity during COVID

During Australia’s first national lockdown in April  2020, national physical activity participation rates increased by 8% from the previous month. The recent AusPlay report tracks these rates across Australia with some interesting results due to COVID.  Adults v Children Over the pandemic, adults became more physically active on purpose. Comparing 2019 to 2020, adult participation

Do Australian Helmet Standards Need Upgrading?

Given it’s mandatory to wear a helmet in NSW to ride a bike, shouldn’t standards be set to ensure the best technology is used in Australia? Traumatic Brain Injury Whether you’re anti or pro-helmet, keep reading, because the best alternative may not look like a helmet at all. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion can

parkun Helping People Get Active

Here at Bicycle NSW, we love parkrun! This is because it has encouraged thousands of people worldwide to be more physically active. About parkrun   Invented in the UK back in 2004, parkrun is a free, weekly, community 5km walk/run. It’s all about encouraging people to get out and be active no matter if you