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Cycling and Bone Health

This article follows up on member feedback about the impact of cycling on bone health. Our original article on bike riding for the over 50’s could have been read as inferring that cycling can help address bone thinning.  When a member reached out with feedback, we were happy to correct this, as it’s not quite

Transport From The Future

Jessica Barker presented a future perspective of transport and bike riding to the City of Sydney as part of a Citizens’ Jury on December 5th, 2019. Jessica is a 23 year old commuter and a road cyclist, who rides to UNSW every weekday along busy Sydney roads. Her childhood memories include travelling to school with

Where to Ride In NSW After The Bushfires

Summer is perfect for exploring trails, national parks and taking long rides however the devastating bushfire season has changed this. Below we have some tips for where to ride safely. Roads In bushfire impacted areas, roads can be slippery for bike riding because of fire retardant and ash.   Without underbrush or ground-cover, ash can wash

Celebrating Christmas With Bike Leichhardt

As the year came to a close, many of us were busy trying to get everything wrapped up to start the new year fresh. Yet, Bike Leichhardt made sure to also enjoy a festive bike ride to celebrate a fantastic 2019.  Christmas with Bike Leichhardt involved an slow-paced 27km ride, starting at Epping Station and

Bicycles = Education and Healthcare

Thanks to their supporters, 2019 will be a year for the record books for World Bicycle Relief. Not only are they aiming to achieve their milestone of 500,000 bicycles distributed by year end but they also have reason to celebrate some other achievements this year: In Zambia, 15 year-old, Gladness and her classmates made headlines

Go Together or Go Away?

Concerning Headlines The concerning headlines over the past 24 hours send a message to many, that riding a bike is deadly. However, it’s more likely to improve your health than cause harm. So should we ‘Go Together’ or go away? One of the lead stories on the ABC showed footage of a close pass in

We Need More Women and Children Riding Bikes

Bicycle NSW attended a workshop last Tuesday to discuss what’s needed to get to more women and children riding bikes, led by Women4Climate and supported by C40 Cities. The City of Sydney is one of the C40 cities committed to climate action to improve our health and environmental sustainability.  C40 produces a range of accessible

Trishaws For Parramatta

Cycling Without Age are helping bring the feeling of fresh air on the face to those with little mobility, with their Trishaws for Parramatta. With its history in Denmark, Cycling Without Age now operates in 29 countries with over 2000 trishaws and more than 12000 volunteer pilots. Trishaws are modified e-bikes that allow a pilot

Trees For Health

Bicycle NSW is a member of the Western Sydney Diabetes Alliance and last week at the Leader’s Alliance meeting we learnt how greening and canopy cover can prevent diabetes. Western Sydney is a Type 2 Diabetes hotspot, and this disease affects 9.4% of the NSW population. Bike riding offers a way to increase physical activity