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Bicycle SA—Celebrating 30 years

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The Members’ Magazine — No 153 February – April 2012 Bicycle SA 1982 – 2012: More South Australians cycling

Way2Go Bike Ed 2011 Saddling up again—David Robinson Congratulations to all the 2011 Grand/Mini Slam riders! Bicycle SA 111 Franklin Street Adelaide 5000 Tel (08) 8168 9999 Fax (08) 8168 9988 www.bikesa.asn.au

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This Issue…

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Around the office

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News and Notes

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Personal Notes

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Volunteer of the Year

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Bike Park, Hindmarsh Square

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Moonta Easter Cycle

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Boileau VeloAdelaide

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Grand/Mini Slam Personal Challenge Series for 2012

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111 Franklin Street Phone (08) 8168 9999 Fax (08) 8168 9988 Email office@bikesa.asn.au Web www.bikesa.asn.au The office is open seven days a week, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 8:00 am to 6:00 pm during Daylight Saving

Library Open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Way2Go Bike Ed 2011 — page 10

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Disclaimer

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The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of Bicycle SA. Bicycle SA does not guarantee the accuracy of information published herein

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2011 Amy’s Ride SA

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Original articles in Cycle! are copyrighted to Bicycle SA unless otherwise specified. Non-profit organisations may reproduce articles copyrighted to Bicycle SA, with only minor modification, without the permission of the authors, provided Bicycle SA is sent, as a courtesy and condition, a copy of the publications containing such reproduction. Articles copyrighted to their authors may not be reproduced without the express authorisation of their authors. Bicycle SA and the original authors reserve the right to take legal action for breach of copyright where these instructions are not complied with.

Congratulations to all the 2011 Grand/Mini Slam riders! 16 New Members

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On the cover Way2Go Bike Ed Bike Ed instructors: L – R: Brenton Daddow, Darren Wilson-Roberts and Kate Irvine

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Bicycle SA Executive

Contributing to Cycle! Have you something you would like to contribute to Cycle!? If so we’d love to hear about it. Please contact Luka Van Cauteren lukac@bikesa.asn.au

Grand Slam results — page 16

President, Maureen Merrick maureen.merrick@bikesa.asn.au Vice President, Terry Ryan Treasurer, Tom Walker Secretary, Anne Lewis Members John Bassett Warwick Cooper Catherine Davies Des Murray Tom Walker Chris Beauchamp Nathan Petrus

Government of South Australia Office for Recreation and Sport Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure

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Love Your Ride Club News President’s notes Maureen Merrick

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y sincere congratulations to the following Executive Committee members, who were elected unopposed at our Annual General Meeting in November 2011 for the next two year term: Maureen Merrick, President Anne Lewis (Smith), Secretary John Bassett Chris Beauchamp Nathan Petrus Together with the remaining Executive Committee members, Terry Ryan, Vice President, Tom Walker, Treasurer, Warwick Cooper, Catherine Davies and Des Murray, we look forward to progressing the interests of the organisation, its governance and promoting the various facets of cycling in 2012. A recommendation was made and accepted at the AGM for an increase in the annual membership fees for individuals and households of $5.00 and concession an amount of $2.00 as follows: Individual: $75.00 to $80.00 Individual Concession: $55.00 to $57.00 Household: $105.00 to $110.00 Household Concession: $75.00 to $77.00 These fee increases were effective from 1 January 2012 I would like to congratulate Angus Hender, who was awarded the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award. Angus volunteers at our various events. He is an enthusiastic and tireless worker, and always willing to take on, without question, those extra tasks. Brett Aitken has not sought to be re-appointed as our Patron for the next 12 months. We sincerely

Around the office Christian Haag

thank Brett for his patronage over the past three years and wish him well for the future. Due to his regional work commitments, Dr Brett Larwood did not seek re-nomination on to the Executive Committee at the AGM. We thank Brett for his contribution, particularly in the area of health, governance and robust debate and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. The Grand Slam Perpetual Trophy was awarded to Barry Norsworthy for his personal achievement in completing the 2011 Grand Slam series, and his first 200 km. The Mini Slam Perpetual Trophy for personal achievement was awarded to Asami Kato, who also completed her first 100 km. Bicycle SA will reach another milestone at the end of April 2012 as the organisation will be 35 years old. To capture some of the people, events, activities and those special moments, we would like you to send in material/information/images Continued next page...

This Issue… Peter Carter

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ummer means the Tour Down Under and its associated events, all of which put Adelaide firmly on the world’s cycling map. Congratulations to Simon Gerrans and the GreenEDGE team, and to everyone else involved. Christian has news of a 2014 event that will also focus attention on Adelaide. Congratulations go too to 2011 Grand and Mini Slam participants, whose names are listed on page 16. On other pages you’ll find reports of last year’s annual tour and Amy’s Ride, together with an insight into the Way2Go Bike Ed programme. As usual, we have news of forthcoming events such as this year’s grand/Mini Slam series, Easter Cycle, MTB Championships and so on. On page 5 you’ll find news of the Bike Hub, a centre with facilities for cyclists. It’s temporary (until the end of March) but may point the way for something in the future. The AGM was held last November, and I’ve put some pics of award recipients and others on several pages. There’s a larger than usual list of new members, a good sign, and all the usual items. The perennial question of bicycle registration was discussed on a recent page at The Conversation:

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‘Making more laws is rarely the answer to social problems like the interaction between different road users. This is not a question of legality: it’s a matter of manners, awareness, and of mutual respect.’ Read it at <theconversation.edu.au/ bicycle-registration-is-not-the-answer-for-badbehaviour-4987>.

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Velo-city Global 2014: the world’s most influential cycling conference comes to Adelaide few days before Christmas, the European Cyclists Federation announced that Adelaide had been chosen to host the 2014 Velo-city Global cycling conference. In a tight contest between Rio de Janeiro and Vienna, the ECF were particularly impressed with Adelaide’s ability to mobilise a range of powerful South Australian and Australian partners to demonstrate the city’s ability to deliver a unique delegate experience. The bid team also demonstrated Adelaide’s ambitions and strategies to double cycling participation by 2020 and the depth of political support for a successful conference. Team Adelaide comprised the Adelaide Convention Bureau, Adelaide City Council, the Government of South Australia and Bicycle SA, the Adelaide Convention Centre and UniSA. This is terrific news, not just for Adelaide but our national partners as well, as a key aspect of the bid was to highlight that Velo-city Global 2014, while based in Adelaide, would be an international conference highlighting the Australian experience. We are grateful to Bicycle Queensland and New South Wales, the Cycling Promotion Fund and Cycling Australia for attending meetings during the ECF’s site visit. Locally, more than forty-five stakeholders participated in a series of conference theme meetings, which represented an unprecedented show of support for the state strategic plan target to double participation by 2020. Over 1,000 delegates are expected to tackle the big issues over four days in January 2014. Leading practitioners in the transportation, health, tourism, education, research, environment and sustainability sectors will be looking at how the humble bike will help shape our communities through this decade and beyond. And with over 4,400 bed nights and a $3.4M injection into the SA economy, Velo-city Global 2014 will highlight that the “business of cycling” has never been stronger. The bid process to secure this conference took over eighteen months and as is so often the case with this form of high level (and often commercialin-confidence) advocacy work undertaken by Bicycle SA, public discussion is simply not possible.

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...continued So when success comes our way, it’s intensely gratifying. Over the next 24 months, the pre-conference work for Velo-city Global 2014 will see Bicycle SA well placed to better represent the longer term interests of commuter and recreational cyclists across the state.

A new Adelaide City Bike node has opened at the kiosk in Bonython Park. The node will be open seven days per week from 10.30 am to 3 pm. Find out more about Adelaide City Bikes at <www. bikesa.asn.au/AdelaideCityBikes>.

President’s notes ...continued which will all be considered for inclusion in the May to August issue of Cycle! As we look to our fast approaching events for 2012, and you are interested in volunteering, I would very much like to hear from you. I can be contacted by email maureen.merrick@bikesa. asn.au or 0407 600 326. Volunteering is work, and volunteering is fun!

News and Notes Personal Notes Vale Bob Donley, December 2011 Bob Donley has been the Ride Coordinator and a ride leader for the Tuesday Traverse group of riders since March 2004. In those eight years he has been very generous with his time, provided consistent leadership, encouraged and supported new ride leaders and always sought to introduce a variety of rides into their rides programme. Bob was a meticulous planner, and together with Liz, he developed the increasingly popular overnight camps, which the Tuesday Traverse group have enjoyed over the past number of years. Bob was also happy to volunteer at a number of other events, whenever he was available. Bob taught history, was a passionate historian, particularly in the preservation of the history of Marion, where he was well known and widely respected. Bob’s untimely death will be keenly felt by all those who knew and rode with him. We express our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Liz and family.

Brand new road bikes for hire We have a brand new fleet of Apollo flat bar road bikes/drop handle bikes in various sizes available for hire, in addition to our Avanti Blade 2.0 fleet. Hire cost starts from $50 per day, with discounts for longer term hire.

Ride leaders and insurance queries Bicycle SA has one of the most comprehensive free rides programmes. These community rides are vital in providing the opportunity for those old and new to riding can find a safe and encouraging place to share their love of cycling. We encourage anyone interested in starting their own ride and becoming a Ride Leader to contact Maureen on 8168 9999 or maureen. merrick@bikesa.asn.au. Providing you are a current member of BSA and an approved Ride Leader/Coordinator, then Bicycle SA insurance will take care of the rest with both public liability and professional indemnity, ensuring our Ride Leaders/Coordinators are covered, provided the rides are listed in the current Rides Programme. There has been some misguided talk on the roads recently about the exact nature of coverage that Bicycle SA provides: so if you want more information, please contact Maureen who will happily answer your questions. To be clear: Bicycle SA Rides Leaders/ Coordinators and covered with both public liability ($20M) and professional indemnity cover ($2M), so they can ride with confidence.

Bicycle SA is turning 30 and we want to hear from you We are planning a special birthday edition of Cycle! magazine, and we would love your contributions as we reminisce about our best Bicycle SA moment over the years. Whether it is an event, a friend you met during one of the free rides or a sunset you witnessed on the Outback Odyssey, we want to hear about it. Send your photos and stories to lukac@bikesa. asn.au before 2 April 2012, and celebrate this special birthday with us.

Volunteer of the Year At our recent Annual General Meeting, Angus Hender was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of his extraordinary voluntary contribution during the year. Over the past few years, Angus has given much of his time, prior to, during, packing up and unloading equipment and logistics at the organisation’s various events. He is endowed with boundless energy and enthusiasm, and no task seems too difficult for him. Congratulations Angus on your award.

Border BUG The Border BUG of Bordertown is our latest regional group. They have a number of rides on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday mornings. The group would only be too happy to have you contact them, when you are in the area and looking for a ride. The contact person is Hayden, 0457 881 758.

Cobwebs The very popular Cobwebs ride group has moved back to their usual start location at The Buffalo, Wigley Reserve, Anzac Highway, Glenelg and their contact now is cobwebsadelaide@yahoo. com.au.

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Angus Hender after receiving his award from President Maureen Merrick Other AGM pics are on other pages

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Bike Park, Hindmarsh Square Bicycle SA

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here is a new Bike Park in the city with secure bike storage, showers and toilets and you’re invited to use it for free. What? A community Bike Park reclaiming road space and encouraging a more healthy and liveable Adelaide When? 23 January to 31 March Where? South-west corner of Hindmarsh Square Bicycle SA has for some time been looking for opportunities to establish a Bike Park within the city. The Adelaide City Council’s Splash Adelaide Program provides just the right mix of ingredients. In fact, Council liked the idea so much they established a partnership with Bicycle SA to create something truly unique as part of their Splash Adelaide program: the Hindmarsh Square Bike Park. The brilliant designers at Hassell Architects also thought it was a great project to get involved with and provided the design inspiration to make the space work for all users. An important part of Bicycle SA’s advocacy work is showcasing the role that cycling plays in shaping a better city. So the Bike Park will be a meeting place, an eating place, a talking place and a sharing place. And it’s not just for bike riders. To the end of March the Bike Park will be an activation point for the whole community and we’ll measure the number of users and visitors. From 23 January to 31 March the Bike Park will operate at Hindmarsh Square in the city, 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays). Run by Bike SA, the Bike Park offers: • free secure sheltered bike storage • free showers and toilets (separate male and female) • free cloakroom facilities, where you can leave your cycling clothes • free City Bike hire • free maps and other bike information • free air! • plus coffee, food stalls, deck chairs, visual art exhibitions, bike demos, skills training, an outdoor cinema and table tennis, plus much more! Operating throughout the day, the Bike Park is free to access for anyone working in the city. You don’t have to book or subscribe, it’s a flexible programme offered on a first come, first serve basis. You can use the service occasionally or every day. What do you need to bring? • Your own bike lock. The Bike Park is staffed throughout the day and every care will be taken, but you leave your bike there at your own risk. No liability can be accepted for damaged, lost or stolen gear. • Soap and towel if you want to use the showers. There will be limited space to hang clothes.

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Located on the south-west quadrant of Hindmarsh Square outside the RAA building the Bike Park is ideally situated for many businesses in the city. Please spread the word and encourage your work colleagues to make use of this unique facility. The Bike Park is especially useful for people riding to work who don’t already have adequate end of trip facilities. Over the coming weeks you’ll see the Bike Park evolve into a bustling Park of not just cycling activity, but also cultural and artistic programming. During the festival season there will be artists and makers fashioning the Bike Park into an attractive centre-piece, underscoring the need for cycling facilities in the city. Bike SA is proud to lead this initiative and we encourage CBD workers to make use of the Bike Park, demonstrating the long-term need for end of trip facilities for the growing number of commuting cyclists. The more often you and your colleagues use the Bike Park over the next ten weeks, the more we can advocate for permanent facilities. Information about using the Bike Park will be at <www.bikesa.asn.au> and you can also contact Bike SA at office@bikesa.asn.au or phone 8168 9999. If you would like to be part of the Bike Park we welcome community, business and government organisations getting involved and being part of the discussion. Please contact katei@bikesa.asn.au.

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Moonta Easter Cycle Bicycle SA

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oonta, in the Copper Coast, situated on Yorke Peninsula and 164km from Adelaide, is the location for our 2012 Easter Cycle, 6 to 9 April.The discovery of copper in 1860 led to the establishment of the Moonta Mining Co which soon became one of the richest copper mines in Australia. The massive influx of skilled Cornish miners made a huge impact and changed the way of life and culture of this region of South Australia. Today Moonta boasts the Kernewek Lowender, the world’s largest Cornish festival, a biennial event celebrating everything that is Cornish. Our campsite will be at the Moonta Football Club, with a mix of rides, from a few kilometres to 100 km heading out each day to various locations throughout the Copper Coast. There will be time to explore the region, steeped in history, quiet bike tracks, Moonta Bay, with its stunning beaches and sandy coves, Port Hughes, Kadina, and, of course, cafes and coffee shops, and time perhaps to watch the sun setting after another great day’s riding. Registrations are now open. Further information is available from the office on 08 8168 9999, or office@bikesa.asn.au.

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Boileau VeloAdelaide Bicycle SA

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e are delighted to announce that Boileau Business Solutions is the official naming rights sponsor for Boileau VeloAdelaide on Sunday 18 March. Boileau VeloAdelaide is an exciting new oneday festival of cycling, the first of Bike SA’s massparticipation rides in 2012. Boileau VeloAdelaide is designed to take community cycling events to an exciting new level. Boileau Business Solutions is an SA owned and operated family business proudly serving the South Australian commercial business sector for over 23 years. In recent years Boileau has secured a position in the top 100 companies in South Australia with a strong vision for the continued development and growth of the company. But at its heart, the business is still very much a family one and Angelique and Michael Boileau strongly believe that ‘in order to receive, we have to give’. With this in mind, Boileau Business Solutions support the valuable work and endeavours of many charitable/non for profit organisations through donations and ongoing sponsorships.

“When we were approached by Michael Bridge, General Manager of Bicycle SA, we immediately realised what an exciting partnership this would be. To be involved in bringing to the South Australian public, such a huge family and community spirited event is truly awesome” said Angelique Boileau, Managing Director of Boileau. Boileau VeloAdelaide is expected to attract over 7,000 people to ride their bike and enjoy the festival Event Village atmosphere in Hindmarsh Square. There are two ride formats for the day: a free Family Fun Ride for families and for the first time in SA, cyclists will have the opportunity to ride along 35km of closed Adelaide Hills roads on the Mt Lofty Challenge, including the South Eastern Freeway (which will be exclusively closed to bicycles for the event) from the toll gate, through the Heysen Tunnel to the Crafers turnoff. The closed road event

model will maximise the safety and enjoyment of all riders. Christian Haag, CEO of Bicycle SA, says “VeloAdelaide is a celebration of cycling for everyone: no matter your age or cycling ability.” The announcement of BSA’s partnership with BBS is a clear statement that the ‘business of cycling’ is paying dividends for those companies keen to invest in community cycling. South Australia has a thriving year-round rides community and the BBS sponsorship will allow BSA to provide better opportunities for South Australian cyclists. Commuter and recreational riders represent over 90% of the 300,000 South Aussies that ride each week. “We’re extremely excited that Boileau has come on-board to support recreational cycling and the work of Bicycle SA.”

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lanning for our Grand/Mini Slam series of five personal challenge rides is well under way with the first event of 40 km or 80 km commencing at 8:00 am from the Woodside Netball Club, Woodside on Sunday 19 February. It will be a great time of the year to take part in the 40/80 km, following on from the Bupa Challenge Tour in January and a ‘warm up’ for the inaugural BupaVeloAdelaide ride up the South Eastern Freeway and Heysen Tunnel to the Adelaide Hills. Registrations are now open, with savings on the series entries. There will be the option to purchase a special Grand/Mini Slam jersey and the opportunity of winning two Giant bikes for those members who enter for the series. The dates and locations for the 2012 Grand/Mini Slam rides are: No 1 19 February 40/80 km, Woodside Netball Club No 2 1 April 50/100, Mt Torrens Centenary Park No 3 27 May 60/120 km, Yankalilla Football Club, No 4 5 August 75/150 km, Queen Victoria Jubilee Park, Williamstown No 5 21 October 100/200 km, Anembo Park, Littlehampton President Maureen Merrick presents the Mini Slam Personal Achievement trophy to Asami Kito

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I have been in a bicycle accident. What are my obligations? Andersons

I’ve had a bike accident. I need some financial assistance now please!

f, as the rider of a bicycle you are involved in an accident where there is a reasonable amount of property damage incurred or alternatively an injury is caused to anyone involved in the accident then at the very least you need to report the accident to the Police. Often, particularly in serious motor vehicle accidents, Police attend the scene of the accident. When they do, their attendance is sufficient for you to assume that motor vehicle accident has been reported. When they do not attend at the accident then it is your obligation to report the accident to a local Police Station. You should always exchange particulars with participants to an accident. For example names, addresses, phone numbers, vehicle registration numbers and drivers licence details. If you have suffered injuries in an accident then you should also contact Allianz, the Compulsory Third Party Insurer. If you phone their toll free number then they will arrange for a claim to be opened, a claim number to be supplied to you and an Accident Report Form to be sent to you. Notifying the Police and the Compulsory Third Party Insurer are the two immediate tasks that need to be done. Thirdly you should seek professional legal advice about your motor vehicle accident rights and entitlements and how best to pursue a claim for compensation if available. Andersons Solicitors have a number of highly experienced solicitors who would be well able to provide you with an initial free appraisal of your claim. We have offices across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.

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any of our clients encounter significant financial difficulties after being injured in a bike accident on the road. A family, for example, can lurch from financial security to financial stress very quickly if the sole breadwinner is unable to work for any period of time following injuries sustained in an accident. Is there anything that can be done for those injured in road accidents to ease what is often a short term but significant financial difficulty? The compulsory third party insurer, Allianz, is open to an approach for what is called an interim payment. That is, a payment usually of a smallish amount to ease a person’s financial hardship while the totality of a claim is still being assessed or while they are unable to work. We have had several clients who have received a rolling series of interim payments which have covered them until they are able to resume work.

Allianz, in our view, does take an unnecessarily harsh view of applications for interim payments. They do however, require evidence of the financial hardship as a pre-requisite. It’s similar to the application being means tested and that you need to establish that you do not have significant funds that you can fall back on and in addition, you are being pressed to make significant regular outgoings such as mortgage payments. We know many of our clients have found this method of access to financial assistance most welcoming. We recommend it to many clients, particularly as it can remove a potentially difficult and stressful issue. For more information in relation to the obtaining of an interim payment after your motor vehicle or bike accident get in touch with our writer today, Andersons Partner, Dion McCaffrie. Please note, this item relates to South Australian legislation.

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Does WorkCover apply to bicycle injuries? We are often asked whether if you are injured whilst riding to or from work, you are covered by WorkCover. Unfortunately you are not. Traditionally such claims were covered and were classed as ‘Journey Injuries’. At that time it was felt that the journey to and from work was part of work. Some years ago changes were made to the WorkCover legislation to deny coverage for such claims. If you are riding your bike in the course of your employment then that is a different issue and that is covered by the WorkCover legislation. This of course would obviously apply to riders working as couriers. So, if you suffer injury because of some incident either riding to or from work then the only way in which you can bring a claim is if the accident was wholly or partially caused by the actions of another road user. Then you can lodge a claim under the Motor Accident Commission third party insurance scheme. We’ve referred to that earlier in this item. As always, to get advice on your position in such a case you should call one of our experienced solicitors at Andersons Solicitors, for a free appraisal.

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Love Your Ride Specialized Australian Mountain Bike Championships Roger Coats

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iders are invited to the Specialized 2012 Australian MTB Championships. Held in February 2012, the Australian MTB Championships is the country’s penultimate mountain biking event. The online web registration has now opened for keen riders to compete with the world’s best cross country, downhill, four cross and trials cyclists. This is the third year that the event has been run at Eagle Mountain Bike Park only a few minutes drive from the Adelaide CBD. Each year has captured a wider media audience. Last year SBS showcased the event in two weekly segments on Cycling Central. This year promises to be even bigger with two hours of broadcast being recorded with more cameras than before. Wednesday 22 February to Monday 27 are the dates to put in your diary (note that the event is scheduled for four days finishing on Sunday with Monday reserved in case Eagle MTB Park is closed due to fire danger during a day of the event). For a daily entry fee of $2 per person spectators can see some of the world’s best. Sam Hill is fivetime World Champion and two-time World Cup Series Champion who not only has the ability to win, but to deliver reality biting margins into his competitors’ times. He elevates downhill racing to an all new level of competition. Sam’s reserved demeanour, along with his ability to brutalise his competition against all odds means that it’s very hard not to be in awe of this athlete. Sam Hill... IS, Downhill Mountain Biking. Troy Brosnan blasted onto the 2010 World Cup scene like a ton of bricks and showed no signs of being a rookie. He took his bike down the hill faster than any other junior on the World Cup circuit and showed a majority of the Elite field how to get down a hill fast! In doing so Troy managed to win the UCI Junior World DH Championship in his first year racing overseas and followed up by winning the title again in 2011! This year the local Adelaide rider steps up to Elite Class to show the older guys how to do it on his home turf. With the London Olympic Games less than a year away Australian Chris Jongewaard has made an encouraging return to the world stage at the UCI World Mountain Bike Championships in Champery, Switzerland. After a tumultuous couple of years and despite an interrupted preparation, Jongewaard’s return to cross country mountain biking at the world championship level was greatly anticipated. The Australian Championships will be one of the last big races before cross country attention turns toward the 2012 Olympics. There is something for everyone, so make the short trip up to Eagle Mountain Bike Park, just off the freeway. The Victor Harbour Football Club are organising the traffic and entry but volunteers are invited to register online to assist with everything from setting up the village to track preparation and marshalling.

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At the finish... Event schedule and online registration for riders and volunteers can be accessed on <www. eaglechamps.com.au>.

About the Specialized Australian MTB Championships The Australian MTB Championships is the penultimate competition of all forms of mountain biking run under UCI rules by Mountain Biking Australia (MTBA). The event is run by volunteers

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from Inside Line MTB Club and the Adelaide MTB Club with support from Specialised, Tourism South Australia, SRAM, Maxxis and Schwable. Eagle Mountain Bike Park, managed by the Office of Recreation and Sport has been host to the event since 2010 and provides a range of established tracks that supports thousands of visitors each year.

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Way2Go Bike Ed 2011 Kate Irvine

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ike SA has been actively educating South Australian road users, and in particular cyclists, for nearly twenty years. Bicycle SA is committed to changing behaviours of the next generation of road users through teaching safe and legal practices on a bike on the road. What a year it has been. And what a fantastic team we have. Way2Go Bike Ed is a valuable education program that Bike SA delivers on behalf of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Teams of trained instructors visit primary schools across South Australia delivering a seven session program outlining safe riding procedures, road rules and building children’s confidence and cycle skills. The first three sessions are spent in the school yard where the students improve their bike skills and prepare for riding on the road. They are taught how to balance, use their brakes and gears, signalling and scanning (looking behind while riding). The last four sessions are delivered on-road where they learn the correct and safest process for passing parked cars, turning left, turning right and negotiating roundabouts. Bike SA has two teams of qualified instructors that Education Manager Kay Davis sends all around the state. Education Co-ordinators Kate Irvine and Brenton Daddow manage the weekly sessions within the schools. Bike SA currently has a pool of 15 trained Bike Ed instructors that make up the school teams. Each team spends the first seven weeks of programming in the metro and outer metro areas covering schools as far as Tanunda and Victor Harbor. The end of term sees the Bike Ed teams travel to regional areas such as Mt Gambier, Streaky Bay and Pt Lincoln. Instructors love their job: “The best job in the world” one team member stated! Bike SA Instructors come from a wide range of experienced cycling and teaching backgrounds therefore students always find someone to identify with and make their Way2Go Bike Ed experience memorable. The common link between all instructors is they all believe the program is a necessity and a crucial part of their education. Way2Go Bike Ed gives students their first introduction into being safe road users. In last few years we have seen the Way2Go Bike Ed team become a solid and hard-working unit that put in the extra kilometres to make the program a valuable resource for Way2Go South Australian Primary Schools. The program also links directly with Unit 4 in the Way2Go curriculum class resources ‘Safe Cycling and Play’ which is typically taught in conjunction with the Physical Education programme. We have had many memorable moments throughout this year. One of which involved a kangaroo bouncing through an intersection with the students at St David’s school in Tea Tree Gully. The students informed us that the animal failed to give way... Regional trips are always looked forward to.

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Mt Gambier has proven to be the Way2Go Bike Ed team’s second home, visiting the Blue Lake three times in the past year. Recently returning from the third trip was a great end to a busy year. Kate’s team were located at Gordon Education Centre for one session each day running Bike Ed for Special Needs Students. It was a memorable experience and the team loved being there and helping these students out. Summing up the Mt Gambier trip; two teams, three schools, eight instructors, great kids and whole lot of ping pong as evening entertainment at the caravan park! “The Instructors were amazing with our students. They understood their levels of participation The art of signalling, Instructor Brenton Daddow leading and were very knowledge. There has definitely been an encouraging. They knew the students’ names after the first session and this made a big increase in students using their bikes. Both difference!” students and teachers have looked forward to Teacher at Gordon Education Centre their weekly sessions.” “The students have really enjoyed the Teacher at Ridgehaven PS opportunity to improve their road safety

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Love Your Ride Thanks go out to the team: Kay ‘Chief’ Davis Brenton ‘Bento’ Daddow Kate ‘Princess Boss’ Irvine Amanda ‘Mandi Pants’ King Anna ‘Smanna’ Taylor Darren ‘Demolition’ Wilson-Roberts Alister ‘Ali oop’ Hazeldine Harry ‘Hazzakstan’ Einarson Sheridan ‘Shazza’ Morgan Chris ‘Santa’ Beauchamp Bonnie ‘Bone Shaker’ Dowling Sophia ‘Sopie’ MacRae Dave ‘Slinky Cheetah’ Hughes Jarro ‘Captain Slow’ Davis The Way2Go Bike Ed programme and Bike SA staffs are committed to teaching students the correct and safest procedures to perform manoeuvres on the road. So if you see us out on the road, be sure to give us a big hello. We’re hard to miss... bright green jerseys and 30 kids in yellow vests. Out on the road

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oin some of the most skilled, experienced, passionate, entertaining and hard-working volunteers in cycling. Whether you volunteer for a few hours, a whole day or even for a multi-day ride, your time is a much needed and valued resource. We can’t do it without you. We have several opportunities for volunteering throughout the year and are currently looking for volunteers for our spring events. Working on our single and multi-day events ranges from riding or being a traffic marshals, managing refreshment stations, providing logistics support, driving support vehicles or one of many other roles. Upcoming volunteer opportunities include: Grand Slam Challenge Series 2012 Starts Sunday 19 February at Woodside Series of five road rides throughout the year Boileau VeloAdelaide—Ride up the Freeway Sunday 18 March Mass participation ride—several ride options Start and finish in Adelaide Easter Cycle 6–9 April Family-friendly four-day cycling tour Copper Coast—Moonta Kona Dirty Weekend 5, 6 May 24Hr Mountain Bike Event Mt Crawford Forest, Adelaide Hills For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Maureen Merrick. Ph: 8168 9999 or email maureen.merrick@ bikesa.asn.au

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ver 3,000 riders took part in the 2011 Amy’s Ride SA on 6 November, a mass participation

community bike ride from Adelaide to McLaren Vale along the Southern Expressway, which was closed for traffic. With different ride options — from 25 km to 100 km, Amy’s Ride SA ride catered for riders of all abilities — from experienced roadies to families with children, enjoying the car-free environment. The atmosphere on the ride was one of joy as friends and families enjoyed the good times together. Barry Maslin from Old Noarlunga says he enjoyed riding with family and friends the most. “I ride together with my grandson and son-inlaw, and it’s great to ride in a big group of people and taking over the Expressway. Riding in my own backyard along roads I know and love is fantastic,” says Barry.

Rider at Port Willunga Amy’s Ride SA, held in honour of Amy Gillett, represents an important safety message for a more shared respect between motorists and cyclists to reduce fatalities and injuries. Over $100,000 was raised to support the work of Bicycle SA and the Amy Gillett Foundation for road safety in South Australia. Christian Haag, CEO of Bicycle SA, says that “It was great to see so many riders sharing the road in support of the continued work we do towards education and road safety in South Australia.” Visit <www.epsomrdstudios.com.au> for official event photos.

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Finishing in McLaren Vale

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nother year, another Annual Tour. The clue is in the name. The 2011 Bicycle SA Annual Tour started and ended in Murray Bridge, and offered riders the chance to pedal around the state’s Lower Lakes and visit some of the region’s pretty coastal towns. On paper, the nine-day ride looked to be a reasonably gentle tour, with a total number of kilometres somewhere around the 550 mark. I was in better shape for the tour than I had been in 2010, so I was hoping for some fun times on the road. I wasn’t disappointed.

Gentle breezes... With only 47 kilometres to negotiate on the first day, along relatively flat terrain, one could be forgiven for thinking that our introduction to the tour was to be a gentle experience. It wasn’t. The first half was easy enough, in fact it was downright enjoyable, but once we turned right onto Wellington Road the easygoing disposition of the day altered dramatically. Black storm clouds threatened to dampen our enthusiasm, and a wind straight from the bowels of Hades introduced itself. It was, quite possibly, the strongest wind I have ever faced. The only good thing about the tumultuous gale was that it blew the storm just to one side of us. We only caught the edges of the rain. Three of us rode in a small group, trying to look after ourselves, attempting to beat the wind. We were lucky if we got any faster than 14km/h for any length of time. Perhaps a higher power somewhere felt some sympathy for us (eventually), as the skies brightened for the last half an hour or so of the journey. To say I was relieved to make Langhorne Creek is an understatement. We stopped at the pub, exhausted, red-faced and sweaty, on the way in to town so we could watch the running of the Caulfield Cup, and also to enjoy a very welcome pint. The rest of the afternoon was spent setting up camp, and getting used to the Bicycle SA Annual Tour regimen. We had a very enjoyable, and rather late, night. I was happy to get to bed. When I was jarred awake by the sound of people exchanging pleasantries sometime before sunrise, I questioned the wisdom of staying up so late. However, it was too late for regrets. Day two was another tough day, 80 kilometres pretty much directly into a horrible headwind. After a decent start, we turned south just after the ferry at Wellington, and headed down the Princes Highway, into the wind. We’d been warned at the previous night’s briefing, so we were expecting it to be quite a challenge. For the next few hours, our heads were down, as we watched the bitumen pass slowly underneath our bikes, while the kilometres ticked over, ever so slowly. Ultimately, as is almost always the case, we made it. We survived.

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At the start. Pics by Chris Hutchinson.

Meningie Our first day based in Meningie proved a much more enjoyable cycle. We got up late, broke our fast in a most leisurely manner, and hit the road at 8:30. Almost. I hopped onto my bike, only to discover that my rear tyre was flat, and was showing some real signs of fatigue: it was perished, and was starting to bulge dangerously. I knew the tyre was old, but I hadn’t noticed the degree of damage previously. I pumped up the tube and decided to ride my luck, as well as my bike. Please, please, please: no blowouts… The wind had, unsurprisingly, turned around on itself so we rode back up the Princes Highway into a delightful northerly. It wasn’t as vicious as the previous two days so we were thankful for small mercies. Once we turned from the highway and headed west, things improved considerably. We circumnavigated Lake Albert at a good speed, the wind behaved itself, and the sun shone. It reminded me why I ride my bike. I was surrounded by beautiful scenery, the lovely blue-sky provided the perfect canopy, and we enjoyed a fast ride. A splendid lunch was provided courtesy of the local aboriginal community of Raukkan, and was a highlight of the day. I’m told that the Coorong mullet was superb. We got back to camp reasonably early in the afternoon, around 1:30. I had to switch my tyres and tubes, but after that it was time for refreshments, firstly at the cheese factory, then at the footy club. Tuesday wasn’t the official rest day, but it might as well have been. I enjoyed a sleep in until around 6:45, packed up Camp David in a relaxed manner, and then went to the Meningie Bakery

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for breakfast. The three of us hung around, eating while we scanned the newspapers, before heading back to camp. We needed to load our bikes onto a trailer before getting on a bus. The bus would take us to Long Point, where we would get on a boat for a tour of the Coorong and Murray Mouth. The cruise was a very pleasant experience. It was the first time I have seen the Murray Mouth. We arrived at Hindmarsh Island, where we alighted and were reunited with our bikes. We rode the length of the island, in the heat of the day and with a bit of cross and head wind, and over the oncecontroversial bridge. It was a very easy day of just 16 kilometres. Goolwa was to be my home for the next three nights so it was nice to get set up.

Goolwa The Rest Day. We were up late, but still in time for our cooked breakfast, before departing camp around 8:40. The three of us headed out of Goolwa and set sail (on our bikes) for The Bluff, about five kilometres the other side of Victor Harbor. The 60 km ride was great: we got wetlands, lovely views of the coast, and a good run all the way. We had to take a detour to avoid a brown snake as it sunbathed, but otherwise it was plain sailing. We got to The Bluff in good nick, and had a short break before turning around. The way back was incident-free. We had a good lunch from the Port Elliot Bakery, which we ate at Commodore Reserve overlooking Horseshoe Bay. With full bellies, we pressed on. It was warming up, and the wind was freshening, so it was nice to make it back to camp by 12:30. I spent the afternoon wandering around Goolwa, buying a replacement tyre, fitting it, and then generally relaxing before settling into the evening’s merriment.

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Ray Cross leaving Langhorne Creek Thursday was a different, but very enjoyable day. I awoke, once again, to the sound of my neighbours sharing pre-dawn conversations at high volume. I figured I might as well get up. The planned ride was a loop: a 60-kilometre jaunt up through Mount Compass. It was overcast but it wasn’t cold. We worked pretty hard to get out of town and onto some open road. The traffic was busy, without posing any real danger, all the way until we reached the Mt Compass turnoff. From there, it was a very pleasant ride in to morning tea, apart from one lunatic in a chicken truck who obviously had no time to waste on cyclists or road rules. We had a decent-length tea break before setting off again. We zipped down the main Victor Harbor Road before turning left and heading for Goolwa. It was a pretty straightforward trip: the only novelty was the punishing climb up and over the hill on Flagstaff Hill Road. I made it with no gears to spare. Someone told me later that it was a 14% incline, which explains the pain. Coming down was a thrill. I managed a speed of 72 km/h: not bad for a mountainbike with knobbly tyres! In the afternoon we visited both pubs and also went down to the brewery to sample their beers. We eventually settled into the balcony of the footy club where we watched the rain come in. Pizza seemed like a good idea for tea so we found a place on the main street.

40 kilometres climbing in the drizzle. It was a fun ride though, just a shame the scenery wasn’t visible because of the mist. We had a fairly serious climb up and over a hill as we approached Meadows, and once we’d descended into town we learned we had to turn around and climb out again. The last 15 kilometres was a much faster affair. The rain stopped, visibility improved, and there was a lot more downhill to enjoy. We made Strathalbyn pretty early, and enjoyed lunch before heading out for a wander around town. The rain stayed away in the afternoon, raising hopes for dry shoes in the morning. The following day we left Strathalbyn in pleasant, if a little Overnight stop at the Monarto zoo overcast, conditions. Because of The sun rose, its disc as easily discernible Saturday morning traffic concerns, the published as a full moon due to the filtering of the thick route had been altered to take a more relaxed road atmosphere, and I admired the spectacle as I drank into Wistow. Perhaps it was more relaxed as far as my first cup of tea for the day. cars were concerned, but it contained a stonking Because of my early start, and that of the climb that seemed endless. Oh well, it got the body others, we left camp just before 7:30. into gear... It was a great ride, one of the best of the trip. Another rise, followed by a beautiful downhill, We headed north, through the mist, and I was glad took us into Mount Barker and morning tea. After a I had my lights on. It got a little lighter, and a little quick break, we headed through town and out the warmer, once we’d got to our turnaround point not other side, via a decent climb up the Old Princes far from Mannum. It was a lovely drop into town, Highway, before passing through the pretty town and shortly after our tea break we boarded the of Nairne. ferry and crossed the beautiful River Murray. From there it was up and down all the way to We followed Burdell Road just about all the the zoo. We enjoyed some very fast downhills, and way down to Murray Bridge, climbing and cruising worked our way up the hills. We endured one final in equal parts. The sun came out, the wind stayed climb up the old highway before turning left at away, and the views to the west were nothing Schenscher Road and heading to the bush camp. short of superb. It was a shame it had to end. In the afternoon we went on a tour of Monarto We crossed the bridge into Murray Bridge Zoo and had a good look at the collection of exotic and completed our tour, where it began, at Sturt animals. Reserve. It was handshakes, farewells and lunches Our last night together was spent partying before we packed up and headed back to Adelaide. under the stars, enjoying the music, the open fire, The Bicycle SA Annual Tours promise and and the chat. deliver so much enjoyment. A great deal of On Sunday, I emerged from my tent at the gratitude is owed to those who put in the not irrationally early time of 5:55. Although the sun inconsiderable effort required to stage these wasn’t yet up, I could tell that I was walking around events. Bravo! I hope to see you again, next year. in a very thick mist. It wasn’t cold, but it was foggy. Extremely foggy.

Northwards and home Friday. It was the seventh day of the tour, and probably the coolest conditions yet. It wasn’t cold, far from it, but it was overcast and threatening to rain. We left Goolwa, and spent the bulk of the first

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Congratulations to all the 2011 Grand/Mini Slam riders! Bicycle SA

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ongratulations to all the riders who took part in the Grand/Mini Slam series of personal challenge on-road rides during the year. Apple & Pear Growers Association of SA Inc Perpetual Trophy Grand Slam Personal Achievement: Barry Norsworthy Bicycle SA Perpetual Trophy Mini Slam Personal Achievement: Asami Kito Defy 1 road bike generously sponsored by Giant: Caitlin Prior Damian Murphy Club 500: Successful completion of four events totalling at least 500 km in the combined Grand/Mini Slam series: Raymond Berresheim Ben Del Fabbro John Golding Justin Lane Adrian Rickhards Brenton Searle Russell Spencer Wayne Stanbury Gregor Zorkovic Mini Slam: Successful completion of five events in the Mini Slam series or a combination of both Mini and Grand Slams: Giant winner Caitlin Prior Dianne Badenoch Nicola Barrows Grand Slam: Successful completion of the five Adriana Bennett events in the Grand Slam Series: George Bennett Simon Acton Jin Hyuk Kim Simon Brockhoff John Antonio Lachlan Kinnear Mark Bullen Michael Beviss Nick Kyriazis Rod Burchell James Birch David Lapans Darren Burns Michele Bloffwitch Tom Larsen Richard Buttery Dean Bretherton Lennard Buxton Gail Mantel Sarah Buck Richard Cawley Francesco Marotta Stephen Burrows Dianne Colleran John Mason Peter Clements Bruno Conterno Jim McLean Stephen Crisp Roger Cranwell Adam Murphy Keith Davies Kevin Crawshaw Felix Nachiyunde John Del Fabbro Lindsey Crowe Bill Nash Ian Duckworth Melisa Davis Glen Partington John Duncan Dianne Day Nigel Pearce Mike Elgar Ian Duckworth Graham Pring Nat Elliott Peter Fallon Caitlin Prior Paul Elston Mark Ferguson Tim Pritchard Christopher Ford Robert Fletcher Mark Pritchard Don Fuller Angus Fry Cheryl Puddicombe-Mason Paul Gelston Peter Gdodakis Brandon Pullen Marcus Gilmore Wayne Gifford Ian Rawley Kevin Gruhl Andrea Gillin Debi Reed Janine Haynes Russell Hartman Matt Ryan Peter Ilee Laurence Hawke Naomi Szetu Ricky Jackson Louise Heuzenroeder Graham Thomas Andrew Kennedy Kathryn Hill Stephen Thomas Graeme Langeluddecke Stephen Howlett Richard Upton David Lane Jennifer Hughes Cameron Waters Raimon Lewandowski Elaine Ivey Peter Waters Damian Loades Jason Jones Joseph Wearing Barry Maslin Nicole Jones Grant Westphalen Ray Melbourne Asami Kato

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Love Your Ride New Members Kenneth Abraham Denise Abraham Nathan Adams Mark Addison Tony Agius Tony Agius Tessa Akerman Peter Arnold Lachlan Arthur Glen Arthur Darryl Atkins Steven Atkins Elaine Atkinson Matt Auld Judy Bagg Sarah BainbridgeSmith Daniel Baker Shaun Baker Michael Banger Jennifer Baring-Hunter David Barone Kate Barry Mark Battams Wasanthi Battersby Cathy Beales Harry Beauchamp Jenny Bee Abby Beeson Robin Belfield Anthony Bell Christina Belperio Anita Benovic Erick Bestland Alice Betteridge Stephen Bitter Brian Blackburn Michael Bland Barrie Blank Adrian Blenkinsop Paul Blood Katrina Blyth

David Booth Jo Boylan David Bracken Ken Bradey Trish Brady Tony Brady Alexandra Brauns Alan Brideson Mark Bridger Danny Broderick Barry Brook Nathan Brookes Sheila Brown Kathryn Brown Sandra Brown Marcus Brownlow John Bruhn Michael Buchtmann Josie Buckwell Brad Budarick Joshua Bull Geoff Bull Catherine Bullock Bradley Burch Wesley Burgan David Burgess Trent Burrows Sarah Jane Burton Kathleen Butler Rosario Calcagno Mal Cantor Paul Caperna Michael Cardassis Nigel Carey Simon Carey Brian Carlson Wayne Carruthers David Cash David Cashmore Alex Cashmore Natasha Caulfield Andrew Cave

Anthony Chadderton Helen Chalklen Sam Chamberlain Kathryn Chambers Ian Chambers Ann Chataway Gayle Chenery Angela Chicarella Anthea Childs Peter Chiverton Kevin Christie Peter Christy Tom Christy Peter Chronis Matthew Clark Scott Clarke Matthew Cliff Samantha Clifford Don Clifton Deb Cluse Emma Clutterham Chris Colhoun Andrew Collinson Barry Colyer James Conlin Deborah Connolly Murray Cooper Genelle Cooper Chris Cooper Christine Cope Carmel Copley Alistair Corston Carlo Coscarella Francis Crimmins Lance Crook Alexandra Crossman Colin Cruickshank Gus Czechowicz Lisa Dansie Philip Davies Geraint Davies Caroline Dawes

Barbara De Conti Sebastianus de Regt Robin De Vore Eliana Della Flora Carolyn Dittmar Helen Dominish Carol Donaldson Lee Dowd Jason Dowling Libby Dowling Phillip Down Peter Downey Craig Drechsler Rachel Dreyer Jackie Drury Mark Dudart Mark Duerden Simon Duffield Graeme Duncan Ellenrae Dunning Virginia Earle Virginia Earle Brian East Warwick Edwards James Ehmann David Eichler Geoff Eldridge Mark Elliott Steven Ellison Lisa Ellul Lisa Elmes Frank Elsom Christine Empson Jeff Erdman Rolf Faeh Fiona Falzon Mike Fardon Jeanelle Farmilo Chris Farran Margaret Faulkner Lorna Fenech Mark Fensham

Barry Norsworthy receives the Grand Slam Personal Achievement trophy from President Maureen Merrick

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Gabriele Fitzgerald Darren Fitzpatrick Sara Fleming Sorcha Flett Daniel Floreani Peter Foale Peter Fowler Gavan Fox Stephen Franzon Michael French Eric Freund Julie Gabel Ian Gaskill Kathy Gatford Paul Georgiadis Paul Georgiou James Gillespie Andrew Giulinn Robert Glavacich John Goddard John Gordon David Gordon Mark Gorringe Rumy Goswamy Jack Graham Terry Granger Peter Gray Steve Greatrex Matt Green Andrew Greenfield Robert Gregory Simon Grigg Brenton Grocke David Grybowski Jason Hagon Peter Hall Chris Hamer Vicki Harding Greg Harmer Bill Harriff Raymond Harris Andrew Harris Suzanne Harter Randall Harvey Paul Harwood John Haseloff Naomi Hede Guy Henderson Rebekah Herden Shane Highest Thomas Hilder Max Hitch Edward Hodges Angus Hogben Helen Holliman Roger Holmes Hamish Holmes Diana Hopkinson Beau Hordacre Andrew Howard Greg Howe Jason Hrycyk George Hucks Rebecca Hughes Ruby Hume Ben Humphry Adam Iannos Rosemary Ince Jason Izzard

Daniel James Brian Jewaskiewitz Daniel Johnson Mark Jones Ashley Joslin Christine Kalogeras Arthur Katropoulos Andrew Kavanagh Paul Keady Brendan Kennedy Juliet Kenny Adam Kilpatrick Bianca King Kerry Kitto Charles Klein Andrew Knowles Mark Koen Tessa Kong Danielle Kosmala Daniel Kulow Vicki Kulwikowski Zoe Lagana Simon Langsford Stuart Lapsley Rex Leditschke Rohan Leighton Ross Leslie Laurence Lester Giovanni Licari Mikael Liddy Sandra Linke Briony Little Daniel Lock Richard Love Jennifer Luong Scott Lusted Stephanie Lyall Alex MacMillan Pete Madsen Vanessa Maltman Rhonda Mann Elizabeth Manno Greg Marshall Scott Marshall Glenn Marsland Kym Mart Margot Maters Jayne McCarthur Grant McEwing Paul McGregor Ken McHardie Simon McIntyre Sue McKinnon Terrence McNamara Christina Meakin Kevin Meechan Jason Mitchell Julie Mitchell Carol Mobbs Lloyd Moffatt Tom Mooney Tom Mooney Cath Moore Robert Mulyk Christine Munn Jan Munzberg Bridget Murphy-O’Neill Paul Myers Sally Natt

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Tailwind

Glass cockpits come to bicycles: the iBike Dash™ CC makes use of your iPhone 3G/3GS/4 or iPod Touch to become a cycling dashboard: a virtual copilot, navigator, and data recorder all in one.

It’s called a HUBshot (HoldingUpBike shot) and you can see more at <www.blipfoto.com/blog/2011/10/26/hubshot-a-new-craze>. And yes, your HUBshots can appear in Cycle!

All the details at <www. ibikesports.com/products_ idashCC.html>.

These days almost anything electronic has a USB port. Now they’re appearing on bikes, enabling you to charge your phone or other device as you pedal. Details at <www.silverbacklab.com/ platforms/starke_p.htm>.

Someone wanted to see if it was possible to record video animation in real time. You can see the result at <www.youtube.com/ watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r6XbhIRtUjQ#!)>

Tired of baskets that rattle or fall apart? This one combines basket and handlebars into one unit. More at <www.origin-8.com/?page_ id=48&cl1=BASKETS>.

The Dept. of Small Works hosts a collection of short cycling videos, at <www.departmentofsmallworks.co.uk/photofilms/series-3-cyclists.aspx>. Helmet tip: Don Hatcher

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Jessica Polson Claire Poolman Joanne Posgate Abby Potter David Pratt Mark Prior Peter Pugsley Romy Putenpura David Radford Joe Radice Gabriel Raftery Rommel Ramirez Tracy Randell Rebecca Raneberg John Rasmussen Gary Rayment Glenn Rayner Jenny Renna Claire Richards Charlie Riebolgr Anthony Riling Aaron Rilstone Dion Risborg David Ritchie Janet Roberts

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