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Bicycle SA—Celebrating 30 years

Bicycle SA

The Members’ Magazine — No 154 May – July 2012 Bicycle SA 1982 – 2012: More South Australians cycling

Bicycle SA: Celebrating 30 years of cycling—Maureen Merrick Moonta Easter Cycle Streaky Bay Area School— Brenton Daddow Bicycle SA 111 Franklin Street Adelaide 5000 Tel (08) 8168 9999 Fax (08) 8168 9988


Bicycle SA Office


President’s notes


This Issue…


Around the office


Bicycle SA: 30 years


Personal Notes


Grand Slam


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Moonta Easter Cycle


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Tailwind 18 On the cover Riders emerge from the Heysen Tunnel at Boileau VeloAdelaide. Pic by Epsom Road Studios

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Bicycle SA Executive President, Maureen Merrick 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 Streaky Bay Area School — page 15

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

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Love Your Ride Celebrating 30 years Club News President’s notes Maureen Merrick


icycle SA reached a significant milestone on the 29 April, its 30th year of celebrating, promoting and advocating cycling. Ray and I became members of the organisation in the late ’80s, when the membership was a little more than 200. The organisation was founded by volunteers, and, as it continues to do today, its core activity was cycle touring and day events. I would like to pay tribute to all those volunteers and the first Secretary, Executive Officer and Receptionist, whose vision and foresight laid the organisation’s very firm foundation and framework upon which we have continued to build upon. To our many thousands of members, hard working volunteers and staff, thank you for your belief and confidence in Bicycle SA and happy birthday! After 20 years at the helm, Mr Harry Barber has recently resigned as the Chief Executive Officer of

Around the office Christian Haag

Times: they are a changing... Bicycle Network Victoria (formerly Bicycle Victoria). We have had a very long association with Harry, who has been generous with his wise counsel and advice whenever we have sought it. Thank you Harry for your support of Bicycle SA and we wish you all the very best for the future, which we are sure, will include cycling.

This Issue… Peter Carter


n the late 1980s I was a colleague of Michael Doube at Plympton HS. We did ride together on a couple of school events, he on ordinary and I on MTB. It was through Mike’s influence that I joined SATCA, as it then was. That was before I found my first Moulton, although Mike had been riding small wheels for years. Sadly, Mike is no longer with us, but the organisation he and several like-minded cyclists founded has grown into the Bicycle SA of today, now celebrating 30 years of touring, training and advocacy. In this issue we have a brief overview of the history, together with a few images. It can be only an overview, because to present a definitive history would require many more pages than we have here. Many people could have been named, but to do so would have turned this issue into an honour roll, something that would be better elsewhere. All that might be a good project for some historians of the near future, because it is a story worth writing. The pictures have come from various sources, some of which we can identify, others which are anonymous. Similarly, we recognise some of the people and places depicted, while the names of others have faded. Perhaps you can help point some of them out. One of the activities of Bicycle SA over the years has been Bike-Ed in its various manifestations. In this issue instructor Brenton Daddow gives us an account of the team’s visit to Streaky Bay, a place rather different from the suburbs, but where cycling can play a key part of people’s lives. The two main recent events have been the Easter Cycle and the Boileau VeloAdelaide, with

its route on the Freeway and tunnels. Some of our younger members give their impressions. We also have some recollections of Outback Odyssey rides. Not surprisingly, this magazine has been through many changes over the life of Bicycle SA. I’m not sure how Jenny Bonnett, the first editor, or Jim Gray, from whom I took over in 1992, put things together, but I used FrameMaker at first before changing to InDesign. In 1996, through the courtesy of WebMedia, we had our first website, rather primitive compared to today’s. Transfer to the printer, now Snap in Flinders Street, began with hardcopy masters, then files on CD. Today, there’s a full PDF workflow, with the print edition sent to Snap via the Web, and the electronic edition, with Bookmarks and live Web links coming from the Bicycle SA website. And our wheels keep turning...


news release hit our desk last week entitled ‘The Bow-Tie Bows Out’. For those readers unaware of who the ‘Bow-Tie’ is, it refers to Harry Barber: CEO Bicycle Network Victoria (and perennial wearer of the bow-tie) who will step down at the 2012 AGM in November. Harry has been with Bicycle Victoria for 20 years and to say he has stamped his mark on the development of cycling in this country is an understatement. BV’s mission to get ‘more people cycling more often’ truly encapsulated their business viz. one of behaviour change... In many respects it’s the business of generational change. The methodology used in their program development with such initiatives as Ride2Work Day and Ride2School Day, was rooted in the work of Doug McKenzie-Mohr, a Canadian environmental psychologist who espoused a process of community-based social marketing to enact sustainable behaviour change within a community. In 2008, Bicycle SA accepted Harry’s invitation to attend one of Doug’s workshops hosted by BV and it provided us with a terrific opportunity to rethink how we approached the business of getting more South Australians riding. Back then of course, terminology such as ‘behaviour change’ and ‘social marketing’ was definitely not in the vernacular of the majority of our government and community partners. Now however, it is immensely satisfying to see the many government and community groups attending one of Doug’s workshops: it certainly makes Bicycle SA’s objectives easier to communicate when we all speak a similar language. The Bicycle Coalition saw the CEOs of Bicycle NSW/Qld/SA/Vic meet regularly to discuss strategic priorities of common ground that would be assisted by a more national approach, albeit an informal one. This was an important period for cycling nationally as it sought to reinforce that, as peak representative organisations in a variety of jurisdictions, we were linked far more by commonality than not. On a personal note, Harry has certainly challenged my thinking on many occasions as well as providing wise council from time to time. Somehow though, I suspect (and hope) that he Continued next page...

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...continued will continue to influence the ‘Business of Cycling’ across the nation for many years to come. And so from one changing of the guard to a proud acknowledgement that Bicycle SA turns 30 this year. I trust the many past and present Executive Committee representatives, volunteers, employees and of course our many thousands of members who have helped shaped Bicycle SA through years of success and challenge, see an organisation today with strong contemporary purpose. There will be experiences that we all individually look back upon and value. My own personal ‘top three’ highlights are drawn from achieving a more robust presence within the media, our success recently in winning the right to host the world’s most influential international cycling conference (Velo-city Global in 2014) as well as our education programs that get indigenous children riding bikes in the APY Lands communities. As the current management team continue to build upon the proud heritage of Bicycle SA, there is a great sense of opportunity. With the leadership of the current Executive Committee who are driving an ambitious strategic planning process, we hope that over coming years, we will be able to realise the wishes of the many South Australians who simply want to ride their bike, but are not yet doing so.

Bicycle SA: 30 years Doug Kitchen:


t the beginning of April 1982, the late Michael Doube, a keen and very talented bike tourer, was instrumental in organising a meeting at the Adelaide University to gauge the level of interest in establishing a cycle touring group. About 20 cyclists attended that meeting and little did we know that the meeting would result in the formation of the South Australian Touring Cyclists’ Association. Michael Doube was elected the inaugural President and motivated everyone to plan and take part in great trips and tours. There have since been a number of Presidents and they have all made their contribution to make the organisation what it is today. Many friendships have been formed and endured over the years; and there have also been marriages as well. I have been on many trips and tours with SATCA and Bicycle SA over the years which have given me pleasure and have left lasting memories. I have also made lots of friends. I now spend my time volunteering with Bicycle SA and wish to thank the Committee and friends for working with them over many years. I hope that the organisation continues to prosper and goes on to bigger and better things. (Doug Kitchen is the second Life Member and fourth President of Bicycle SA.)

News and Notes Personal Notes Peter Carter has been the Editor of the organisation’s magazine since October 1992. Thank you Peter for setting and ensuring that the standard of Cycle! is consistent with and/or better than similar publications. We do appreciate and acknowledge your time and effort over the past 20 years. It is exciting to see the Rides Programme continuing to expand, particularly in the regional areas. On Fridays the Clare Valley Cycling Team has introduced rides on the Riesling Trail for preschoolers, with refreshments afterwards at the Cogwebs shop in Auburn. The Border BUG group of Bordertown has introduced the Tuesday (Bordertown) and Thursday (Mundulla) social rides on quiet roads as well as a 6:00 am early morning ride on Wednesdays. Lights, of course, are essential for the Wednesday ride. These rides are in addition to their 9am, 40 km, social jaunt on Sundays. Whether you are spending some time in Auburn, Bordertown or Mundulla, located approximately 10 km south of Bordertown, please do not hesitate to contact the ride coordinators listed in the rides programme for more details. We were so pleased to see Jo Smet and Lil Ruffle exploring the Copper Coast during our recent Moonta Easter Cycle. Jo has been recovering from a stay in hospital. Well done Jo for riding the very challenging sandy track to Cape Elizabeth and not on a mountain bike! John Mason finally gave in to the surgeon’s scalpel and has had major surgery to his knee. We wish John all the very best as he recovers from surgery. Under the watchful eye of his physiotherapist, we hear that John is back on a bike, albeit his exercise bike!

Grand Slam Maureen Merrick


s well as many of the familiar faces, there has been a substantial number of new riders joining the Grand/Mini Slam series of on road rides so far this year. It is great to see so many using these rides as a challenge to reach their ultimate goal of either 100 km (Mini Slam) or 200 km (Grand Slam) on the last day of the series in October. The third ride of 60 km or 120 km in the series of five rides is being held at 8:00 am on Sunday 27 May and the location will be the Yankalilla Football Club and Oval in Yankalilla. The current weather conditions are ideal for some additional training rides. Please make the opportunity while you can.

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Love Your Ride Celebrating 30 years Bicycle SA: Celebrating 30 years of cycling Maureen Merrick


ince the organisation was established on 29 April 1982, although its core activities have largely remained unchanged, there has been a significant shift over the years in the organisation’s standing within the community, its ability to accept challenges put before it, its ability to create opportunities and achieve success along the way. There were 20 in attendance at the first meeting where Warren Salomon was the guest speaker. Shortly afterwards, with 40 members, whose main focus was cycle touring and day events, the South Australian Touring Cyclists’ Association was established. The organisation’s newsletter and magazine was called Bicycle SA. Rider safety and being responsible road users was the message this first newsletter. By October 1983, with its first grant from the Office for Recreation and Sport, the association was incorporated, and its membership had grown to 58. By 1984 the membership had reached 100 and so began a series of inaugural events, the first being the Grand Slam rides, three of 100 km and a challenging 200 km, held over a weekend camp. The inaugural Easter Cycle was held in 1985, followed in 1986 by the first Hawker to Adelaide self-supported Annual Tour. The foundation had now been laid for the organisation’s core activities, which, as previously mentioned, continue today. This fledgling volunteer run organisation recognised that paid staff was now necessary and in 1987 a Secretary was employed on a part-time basis. By 1989, with a membership of over 200, the organisation employed its first Executive Officer and Receptionist, also on a part-time basis, and they volunteered for the remainder of the working week! The first section of the Mawson Trail, from Adelaide to Marrabel, developed by SA Recreation Institute, in association with SATCA, the Cyclist

Protection Association (BISA), the Adelaide Mountain Bike Club and Cycling for Pleasure had its ‘unofficial’ opening in September, 1989. In 1991 the organisation’s first major sponsor was Living Health (Foundation SA). A significant change occurred in 1993 when SATC Inc as a registered entity, changed its name to Bicycle South Australia Inc. Also, to better reflect the services and programmes being provided to the community, the entity registered Bicycle SA as its business and trading name, which continues today. The 1993 Annual Tour called Grampians Odyssey was the organisation’s first nomination and a finalist in the Commonwealth Bank and Outdoor Recreation Award. This was the year that the Executive Officer commenced working full time. One of the aims of the organisation Morialta Falls, 1984 A new Executive Officer was appointed in 1997. was to promote safe cycling and road safety to In 1998 the magazine’s name changed from children. This significant and important milestone Bicycle SA to ReCycle. was reached, 12 years later, when, in 1994 the In 1999 the organisation won the SA State first group of volunteers were trained by Vic Recreation Award, Volunteer Involvement Roads to run the pilot Bike Ed programme, which Programme and Active Australia Award for an commenced in 1995. Association/Governing Body. It was also the winner By 1996 the programme, accredited by of the National Community Link Award, Volunteer Bike South (Department of Energy, Transport & Involvement Programme Award and Active Infrastructure) was implemented by Bicycle SA. Australia Award for its Ride Programme. Also, in This became a major strategy in the organisation’s 1999, an organisation-wide risk management plan education, advocacy and cycling promotion was developed and implemented. efforts. By the year 2000 there were 2,200 members Bicycle SA was rapidly emerging into an and a new Executive Director was employed. organisation that was generous in sharing This was the year for another inaugural event, its experience and knowledge and actively namely, the Victor Century Ride, which later led to supporting the cycling community by advocating the very popular and successful Savings & Loans and promoting for more places to ride in safety. Coast to Coast. By 1996 the membership had risen to Bicycle SA would continue to grow and develop 1,900 and its original strategic plan of 1986, in into a more diverse, dynamic and innovative consultation with the members, was revised and organisation, whose scope was all facets of cycling updated and used to guide its future directions that included an increasing focus on advocacy, into the medium and long term future.

Bicycle SA: the first edition, edited by Jenny Bonnett

The first annual tour, Hawker to Adelaide

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This was also the year that leadership in this new and very exciting initiative. Bicycle SA won the Cycling Re-launching the Mawson Trail certainly Promotion Fund’s Bicycling caught the imagination and resourcefulness of the Achievement Award for being Melrose community, who started to develop their the nation’s best bicycle own plans for trail networks. Soon a bike friendly advocacy organisation. township was born, hire bikes followed, and all of The magazine had its a sudden mountain bike enthusiasts had found second name change in themselves a new home (away from home) in the October to Cycle! Southern Flinders Ranges. Another major milestone The new trails were built in association with was the organisation’s Green Corps and the Office for Recreation & Sport. involvement in 2003, in the Once again Bicycle SA had demonstrated its Breakaway Tour, the community commitment to developing partnerships with the ride, part of Event SA’s annual local community, and giving them the confidence Tour Down Under professional and courage to take ownership of these trails and cycling event. Initially with 700 whatever opportunities that presented themselves. riders, this event has grown to The annual Melrose Fat Tyre Festival, organised nearly 8,000 in 2012. The TDU by the community, is a celebration and testament has achieved pro cycling status to this rather unique cycle tourism partnership. and is the nation’s most famous The Australian Centre for Cycle Tourism, hosted cycling tour. by Bicycle SA, was launched in 2004 at Melbourne’s Bicycle SA had sown another seed that was beginning to germinate in the form of cycle tourism. So began the search for opportunities along the now iconic Mawson Trail and the Riesling Trail, rerouting the Mawson Trail into regional townships and demonstrating to the local communities the many benefits of supporting cycle friendly trails and infrastructure. Following in the heels of the TDU, cycle tourism provided enormous potential and, once more, Bicycle SA was showing The 11th birthday, 1993: Lil Ruffle and Evelyn Gray

The beginnings of Bike-Ed: Jim Gray and students cycle tourism, planned strategic partnerships, further event development and establishing much needed sustainable mountain bike trail development, design and implementation. A new millennium had dawned. In 2001 Bicycle SA became a member of the Bicycle Federation of Australia and would move from State Association House, where it had been since 1988, to 46 Hurtle Square. Here office space continued to be at a premium as two more major events were being added to the calendar that was practically overflowing with activity. The organisation became involved in the World Solar Cycle Challenge, a unique cycling experience that was to commence in Ceduna and end in Adelaide. Again, Bicycle SA was reaffirming itself as an innovative cycling organisation and ready for the challenge. With the completion of the State Mountain Bike Plan in 2001, in partnership with the Office for Recreation & Sport and volunteers, the organisation embarked on an ambitious plan to re-develop the Mawson Trail for its re-launch in 2002. Work also commenced on sustainable trail networks in Cudlee Creek and the Eagle Mountain Bike Park. Bicycle SA was now advocating for facilities for mountain bikers, providing Bike Ed in primary schools, articulating road safety to Government and organising various rides to over 2,200 members and the wider community. Much had been achieved and much more was to come. Although planning had commenced well beforehand, the inaugural 2002 An Outback Odyssey, celebrating the International Year of the Outback, re-launched the 930 km Mawson Trail. This 19 day mountain bike epic, which included on road options, was, by far, to date, the organisation’s largest and longest multi-day event, and also its most challenging. The Outback Odyssey has now become our best known and increasingly sought after epic biennial mountain biking adventure. Outback Odyssey, 2002

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Love Your Ride Celebrating 30 years Celebrating 30 years of cycling annual Bike Show. Cycle tourism was certainly gaining momentum, with various regional groups looking to see how they could use the Melrose model within their own communities. The organisation went through a time of immense sadness in 2004, when it was unsuccessful in its tender to deliver the Bike Ed programme. After eight years of being heavily involved in the programme the loss was keenly felt. However, this provided an avenue for the staff to create new opportunities and put to use their experience gained from cycling education in different and innovative ways. The programmes were small and personalised and were taken to businesses, social inclusion organisations, children and adult education groups. The Bike Maintenance courses proved increasingly popular and now include a three day advanced maintenance course, currently being held three times a year. Other programmes, including CycleSafe, Active Adelaide, and Cycling Adelaide, One Coaching, demonstrate that adult bike riders are looking for encouragement and support to start cycling again. In new and different ways, our educational skills and experience were being used to remove major barriers to cycling. In May 2005, in partnership with the Adelaide City Council and Bicycle SA, the inaugural free City Bike scheme was launched. The first fleet consisted of 80 bikes, increasing to-date to 150. Available seven days a week, these uniquely styled bikes can be seen throughout the city. Once again Bicycle SA has been at the forefront of this initiative, the first in Australia, and shown that cycling is accessible to both communities and individuals. The City Bikes have proven to be very popular with visitors and locals alike, in Adelaide, a means of transport and an important aspect of advocacy to get more people cycling in SA.

City Bikes, 2005

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Team Bicycle SA and the APY Bicycles Project, 2005 Volunteers were showing a keen interest in using and sharing their skills and experience in bike maintenance. What better way than to have them involved in maintaining the growing fleet of both City Bikes and also the small group of hire bikes. Three to four volunteers would come in to Hurtle Square each week, and in the rather cramped ‘logistics room’, they worked their magic on the City Bikes. The move in 2008 to 111 Franklin Street would reveal a different story. In October 2005 the organisation won the national Bicycle Achievement Award for its involvement in social inclusion programmes. This was the second time the organisation had won a Cycling Promotion Fund Award and the first in Australia to be a multiple winner. It certainly was a time to celebrate. Bicycle SA was being recognised for the development of its social education programmes ‘Team Bicycle SA and the APY Bicycles Project’. The social inclusion programmes were developed to increase and encourage cycling in at risk and specific target groups, as well as provide them with education, development and team building skills, which, without cycling would deny them the opportunity. Also in 2005 the organisation won the right to house the national headquarters for Cycle Tourism Australia and the responsibility of developing the national cycle tourism conference, to be held in Adelaide. The inaugural conference was held in 2006 and registrants included representatives attending from industry, local and state government and tourism groups.


In 2006 a new General Manager, who was later to be appointed the Chief Executive Officer, joined the organisation. This was the year that our first annual GO magazine, containing our exceptionally busy calendar of events, was launched. Yet another milestone in 2006 was the inclusion of personal accident insurance as part of membership, which by now had risen to 3,000. It is 2007 and time to celebrate (again). Tenders for the next three year period had been called for the Bike Ed programme and Bicycle SA had won the contract. Although a number of new education programmes had been developed and implemented over the past three years, it was extremely exciting to welcome the Bike Ed team (with a few new members) back. South Australia joined the other States with our inaugural SA Ride to Work Day. Quite a number joined us for breakfast in Victoria Square before making their way to work. Also in 2007, the Melrose community hosted their inaugural Fat Tyre Festival and by all accounts it was a resounding success. A very small community of approximately 250 knew no boundaries when it was empowered and supported to do something for itself. Congratulations Melrose! Since 2003 we had managed the community ride held during the Tour Down Under and continued to do so until 2009. In August 2008 Bicycle SA relocated from Hurtle Square to 111 Franklin Street. It was absolutely incredible to see what had been amassed on high shelves, cupboards, drawers, filing cabinets and every other nook and cranny, since the move

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Amy’s Ride, 2008 from Sturt Street in 2001. So the organisation moved from one extreme to the other in Flinders Street, with an over abundance of space (initially) particularly for the increasing number of City Bikes, Bike Ed bikes and a myriad of spare parts and bikes in bits. What followed was a transformation of a couple of rooms into a four station bike maintenance work shop. Much of the ground floor was covered in bikes. The office staff had the first floor to themselves. With the increased continual use of the City Bikes, the bike maintenance volunteers were being kept extremely busy five days a week, and more bike maintenance volunteers were being recruited. Bicycle SA was the winner of another award from the Cycling Promotion Fund, this time for an organisation. It work as an organisation was being acknowledged. We were also the very proud winner of the Minister’s Award in the Recreation & Sport — Be Active category. The organisation was being recognised for the work it was doing within cycling and the wider community which included health, transport, education, and advocacy. The inaugural Amy’s Ride, supporting the Amy Gillett Foundation, occurred later in the year. This was an opportunity to ride the Southern Expressway. By November 2008 the membership had reached 5,000. Being very mindful of the organisation’s environmental footprint, in 2009, members were given the option to receive an electronic copy of both the magazine Cycle! now being published quarterly and the Rides Programme. In October 2009 Bicycle SA won the Recreation SA award for participation in Outdoor Recreation. For a few years, a substantial amount of work was occurring to develop a national Cycle Tourism Kit. Launched in November 1999, the Tourism Kit has provided a set of tools and information for

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regional communities with an interest in creating cycle tourism opportunities for themselves. This was also the month to herald in our inaugural Gear Up Girl event. While this was a recreational ride specifically for women, a number of men showed their support by volunteering on the day. By 2010 the organisation had geared itself up for another inaugural event, the Kona Dirty Dozen MTB event at Eagle Park during the Australian Mountain Bike Championships. It was gratifying to witness the results of planning and work that commenced nearly a decade before bearing fruit, with the sustainable designed trails in use. It was now also the time to review and update the organisation’s Strategic Plan. Were our Constitutional objectives and core activities still the driving force of the organisation? Then we had our inaugural, yes, not one, but three inaugural events; firstly the Earth Ride, secondly the Kona Mawson Marathon, a stage race and non-stop, with 6, 12 and 24 hour options, which also included the more leisurely Epic ride. Three mountain bike options riding from Blinman to Melrose, to culminate and coincide with Melrose’s Fat Tyre Festival. A marathon effort indeed, with many community volunteers shaking their heads in amazement at such a logistical challenge. Finally we managed the ‘Moving City’, the Adelaide City Council’s Sustainable Transport Day in October. Commuter Cycle Education Week, a pilot programme for individuals and the corporate sector just happened to occur at some stage during the year. To end the year Bicycle SA was a finalist in the Recreation & Sport Industry Award — Be Active, for an event Award. In 2011 the Bike Ed Contract was put out to tender, this time with a five year option. There was great excitement and relief when we were advised of our success. We can continue to consolidate


the educational experience and skills within the organisation and the Bike Ed team have their jobs for a while longer. Advice was received from the European Cyclists Federation that, of the two other bidding cities, Vienna and Rio de Janerio, Team Adelaide had won the right to host the 2014 Velo-City conference. Bicycle SA will have a major role in the delivery of the conference. We have now arrived at 2012, and oh yes, yet another inaugural event; this time it is the Boileau Velo Adelaide, which occurred on Sunday 18 March. The ride provided a unique opportunity for those who took up the option, to ride up the Freeway and through the Heysen Tunnel as far as Crafers, and continue on the route of their choice. Planned for the end of April will be UniSA’s inaugural Ride for Pain. Our membership is hovering around 6,000. For Bicycle SA the last 30 years have been years of amazing achievements, celebration, challenges and all the levels of emotion and energy in between. To the group of enthusiastic cyclists who had a dream of forming a cycle touring club 30 years ago, thank you for that dream which continues to be a reality today! We shall continue to advocate for improved and safer road conditions for cyclists, improved access for mountain bikers, articulate the needs of cyclists to all levels of government and support and encourage regional communities in their endeavours to promote and integrate cycle tourism opportunities. Education will continue to be an integral part of the organisation as we seek out new and innovative programmes relevant to the needs of today’s community. With your support and its 30 years of experience, Bicycle SA shall continue to grow and evolve, as it advocates for and promotes the benefits of cycling for health, recreation, transport and tourism. To the many volunteers, members and staff who have given countless thousands of hours in support of the organisation, take time to give yourselves a pat on the back. You have all very much to be proud of. We look forward to the next 30 years. Thank you and a very happy birthday!

Love Your Ride Celebrating 30 years Celebrating 30 years of cycling

One of many cartoons by Don Hatcher

Bicycle SA has had a presence on the Web since 1996

Publicity has changed: compare this (from issue 97) to the ad on the back cover

Graphic portion of the original SATCA logo...

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The Mount Gambier to the Grampians tour group

Cleaning a muddy bike

Tour de Femme 1994, with dog along for the ride on the trike.

The start of an early Grand Slam

Don Hatcher often had Grand Slam in his sights

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On the left Don Tracey, photo by Evelyn Fray

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Getting to Blinman David Robinson


ince becoming a member of Bicycle SA in 2004, I have been lucky enough to complete seven Annual Tours, four Outback Odysseys, an Easter Cycle, and a few of the epic day rides such as Coast to Coast and Sea to Vines. Memorable moments have been many, but I think if I had to nominate a single experience as a high point, it would be hard to surpass my joyful arrival in Blinman on the last day of the 2007 Outback Odyssey. I’d ridden the Odyssey in 2005 but my body, brain and bike were not really as up to the task as I would have liked. I’d had to hit the bitumen on more than one occasion and ultimately I arrived in Blinman feeling a little unworthy and believing I had unfinished business. I returned for another crack at the Odyssey in 2007, fitter and on a better bike, determined to ride the Mawson Trail all the way to Blinman. Two weeks later, as I greeted the cool Rawnsley Park morning on the thirteenth day of the tour, it dawned upon me that I’d almost done it. Earlier in the trip I’d caught up with Ray Cross, whom I had met in ’05 at the Odyssey and the Annual Tour. I now count Ray as one of my best biking buddies, and we generally ride together whenever we are on tour. From the Day Three lunch stop at Riverton, Ray and I rode the Mawson as a pair. I have no doubt that without his encouragement and solid riding, I would have been getting to camp a lot later each day, and probably in a lot worse shape. On the very last day of the 2007 Odyssey, we pointed our bikes towards Blinman. We had great fun speeding through the single track out the back of Wilpena, gritted our teeth as we climbed Razorback, and rode the ridges until we were spilled out onto the main road to Blinman. Back then it was still largely unsealed, but we knew it was only 20 kilometers to the end of the ride.

Outback Odyssey 2007 We rode as fast as we could; there was no point hanging around. The sweeping uphill curves kept coming, and we kept going, chalking off the kilometers one at a time. The Blinman sign was a beautiful sight. Three kilometers to go. I could almost see the finish line. Memories of the strain and pain of 2005 vanished. We arrived, triumphant and thirsty, and

proceeded to seek hydration. I was buzzing. I’d done it, and in reasonable style too. There was so much to be happy about. I’d enjoyed a great holiday, met my personal challenge, and formed a friendship that endures to this day. Without Bike SA, none of this would have happened.

Eyre Peninsula Tour 1992. Photo by Victor Sprogis

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Love Your Ride Celebrating 30 years Moonta Easter Cycle Easter Cycle Committee


or the very first time Moonta, on the Copper Coast, was the location of the Easter camp this year. There were at least 138 participants and volunteers, including a few families from interstate, who took part in both the bitumen and unsealed road rides, exploring Moonta, the historic mines area, including a few games of tennis and bowling. Although the weather was changeable, this did not deter those who wanted to ride their ‘personal best’ during the weekend. With their local knowledge, Detlef Ringewaldt and Siggy Attenborough led the rides through the historic Moonta mines area, including a train ride, a visit to the lolly shop, and the well known Coffee Barn for a taste of their famous gelati and their pancakes. While the ‘roadies’ stretched their legs on the 106 km ride to Ardrossan on Saturday, the Moonta, Kadina and Wallaroo and the shorter trips to Moonta Bay and Port Hughes proved popular. On Sunday a number of riders rose to the challenge of the 150 km round trip to Port Broughton. We thank Dr Alison Edwards for driving down from Port Broughton to lead the group and their return in those challenging head winds later in the day. Many thanks, Alison. Also on Sunday morning Debbie Cerone and Sue Dobson led the children out on the traditional Easter egg hunt. Many eggs were found and shared. After dinner on Sunday evening, a huge group of riders set out bikes ‘aglow’ on the 5 km ride round Moonta. It was obvious from the outset who the winners would be. The women’s award was won by Helen Stacey, who literally had her bike and herself ‘floodlit’ with a variety of lights and glow sticks. Not to be outdone, the men’s award went to Isaac Watson with his very creative and brightly lit bike, with its wheels glowing ‘Bike SA’ and, of course, his zany illuminated head gear. Well done Isaac. Amy Watson also caused a sensation with her creation and received the well deserved young women’s award. Already one of the winners has

Richmans engine house thrown out a challenge for 2013. No guessing who that person may be! On Monday a number of riders set out on the remaining rides in the programme while the remainder of the group started packing up ready for the journey home. We wish to thank the staff and volunteers who so generously gave of their time in support of our Moonta Easter Cycle: Siggy Attenborough, Detlef Ringewaldt: ride planning support and leading rides Chris Beauchamp: ride marshal, leader, maintenance Greg Brown: campsite and providing support on the 100 km + rides Janet Dann, Barry O’Neil, Rachel Hall, Judith Virgo, Steve Sandford: catering Debbie Cerone, Sue Dobson: children’s activities and rides, Easter egg hunt Deborah d’Avigdor, John Hurling, Mike Giffen, Martin Stone, Ian Winn: ride marshals, leaders, route support Nigel Griffiths, Catherine Griffiths: deluxe tents and campsite support, ride leader Paul Hender: logistics, campsite support Ray Merrick: rides programme coordinator, route support

Russell Miatke: event support There were a number of participants who volunteered to lead rides. Thank you all for your efforts. To all our participants, thank you for being a part of a wonderful Easter. If you missed this Easter, then you have missed a great time.

Samantha and her friend Alex

Helen and Adrian Galindo, with their son Tom

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What do the kids think?


was cool. Mum was happy because she didn’t have to cook for the whole weekend! That night we went out on our bikes in a long line; people wore lights and decorated their bikes: it looked really impressive. On Monday my sister, my Mum and I went on the 09:30 16 km ride. It was a bit disastrous at the start as it was meant to start at 10 am but in the end it worked out fine. It was a great weekend.

e asked a few children who participated in our recent Boileau VeloAdelaide and Easter cycle to comment on their experience, and they came up with some funny, pragmatic and honest reviews.

The community feeling was great Lucy (age 14) I really enjoyed taking part in the Mount Lofty Challenge. It was the first registered ride I had ever been involved with and will certainly not be the last! I really liked the friendly community feeling of the day and the fact that the challenge was simply to finish, it wasn’t a competitive race. All of the volunteers were really supportive and the food and drinks were nice! I found the ride challenging and satisfying when completed. I did the 50 km ride with my mum and little sister and my Dad did the 110 km. Hopefully I can do that distance again some time.

My first Easter Cycle Jessica Rokkas (11 years)

I loved the car-free tunnel Hannah (age 10) I very much enjoyed participating in the Mt Lofty Challenge. It was a fantastic community event and it was great to see the Scouts and many other community groups helping out. It was very convenient to have the freeway blocked off to traffic and it was fun riding up the freeway where I normally see cars and trucks, especially the tunnel. On the way down, some of the scenery was beautiful and lovely to ride through. Altogether I found the 50 km ride quite difficult, but a great challenge that I am proud to have completed.

Bike bells and a free bottle Liam (age 4) I participated in the free Family Fun Ride. I liked hearing all the bike bells at the start of the ride and I liked going down Frome road as well few downhill sections along the 10 km route. I liked wearing my registration bib pinned on my back. I enjoyed riding along the River Torrens bike path with Mummy, Daddy and Robbie. I even had a drink of Powerade at the finish and enjoyed those four bike activities which were great fun as well got a free water bottle.

New and old friends at Easter Cycle

Liam Dobson Congratulations to those who won the Night Ride, Isaac Watson being a two-time winner, and thank you to those who came out and cheered us on. It was great to hear that many people managed to beat their record, although most of the rides were a bit hilly. I had a lot of fun down at the beaches of Moonta Bay and Port Hughes: searching for crabs was a lot of fun, even though I had only one hand available at the time (I was holding a banana peel). Playing and climbing up rocks was a lot of fun. I thought I’d injure myself and my friend going down a steep, dirt hill, but we actually came out laughing! Even getting pushed down it and getting a lot of dirt in my shoes (a lot of it is still there) was fun. Again, everyone enjoyed the long weekend making new friends, seeing old ones and riding their bikes!!! It was a great success.

Three rides at Easter Cycle

Samantha Griffiths (13 years old)

Matthew Rokkas (age 9 years)

Another amazing four days have gone! And it’s already been one week since the adventure began. Moonta was a great place to have this year’s Easter Cycle. Located about 2 km from the beach, it was a simple ride on our bikes to the rocky area. It was also only a few kilometres to Port Hughes, another beach, only a bit rockier. Firstly, it would be a good idea to thank all the volunteers and Bicycle SA members who made it possible, and especially Maureen, who spends a lot of her time and effort putting all these events together. This year there was a spectacular turnout. We saw a lot of new faces this year, each who enjoyed the weekend their own way.

When I arrived at Moonta (football ground) there were only a few tents put up. I thought that not many people had come, but we must have arrived early because by the time dinner was served, there were a lot of people in the club house. On Saturday my sister and mum and I went on the 10:30 18 kilometre ride. It was quite a long one because we stopped at the ‘coffee barn’ with their superb pancakes (I hear, as I didn’t have any) we also stopped at a sweet shop and several tourist attractions like churches, the miner’s cottage, Moonta mines and the copper mine mountain, which looked like Uluru. On Sunday, we had an Easter egg hunt and it

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I enjoy riding my bike but I especially enjoyed Easter bike. There are rides for all age groups, including some over 150 km! I was only there for the Easter eggs of course! We all slept in tents: some were supplied if you did not have one. We brought our own cutlery and plates for breakfast but most of the time we only needed our tickets in exchange for our food. For dinner we had three course meals. First we had soup, then we had the main, then a yummy serve of dessert. All my meals were gluten free. On the first day we set up our tent, and helped a man fix his tent when it broke in the wind, and then got used to our surroundings. It was nice to be able to step out of our warm tent right onto a massive football oval that you could run, jump and play on. The oval was kindly lent for us by the Moonta AFL players. On Saturday we did a ride to a gelati shop and back. It was 18 km and a bit hard when we rode on the sand as it made the bikes slip. The next day was Easter Sunday. My brother, mum and I went on a 5 km ride to a secret location where we looked for Easter eggs. That night we dressed up in lights and biked around Moonta glowing like Christmas decorations. The following day was our last. We went on an easy 16km ride around the coast before packing up and leaving. Despite cycling most of the time, when we were back at the tent there was surprisingly always something to do. There are lots of people to meet. And that was why I had a good time on my first Bike SA Easter Cycle. Thanks to Maureen and other kind people who volunteered.

Matthew and Jessica Rockas

Love Your Ride Celebrating 30 years Streaky Bay Area School Brenton Daddow


ike SA delivers the Department of Planning, Transportation & Infrastructure Way2Go Bike Ed program year round in primary schools in SA: each term ending with a trip to regional SA. In the past students from the South East, Riverland, Yorke Peninsula amongst others have experienced the Way2Go Bike Ed program. At the end of this term we headed off to the far west coast to Streaky Bay Area School. Kate Irvine, Dave Hughes and I headed out early for our long drive west, arriving in a sun soaked afternoon in Streaky Bay. Once settled into the caravan park we jumped aboard our bikes to stretch our legs and to get familiar with Streaky Bay. One thing we noticed other than the beautiful bay was the strong and proud sense of community, not a bad place to call home for the next ten days. Day one of Way2Go Bike Ed in Streaky Bay Area School was about getting to know the school, staff and importantly the students. Our school coordinator, Tim O’Reilly, who is also the assistant principal made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped into the school. Tim’s professional approach to Way2Go Bike Ed was much appreciated. Three different classes took part in Way2Go Bike Ed for 1.5 hour sessions each day for seven days. Our first class each day was Steph Martin’s Year 6 class. There were about 19 enthusiastic students ready and waiting for us on day one and each day after that. The first three days in the school yard gave us a chance to get to know the students and vice versa plus gave Bike SA Instructors a change to gauge the students’ level of bike skill. It was very clear on day one that we were working in a school where the students were very capable on bikes: usually the case in regional schools. The second class we had each day was Tiffany Wendland’s Year 3/4 class. Working with younger students we expected that we may come across some learner riders: not this time. In a class of 27 students all were eager, capable and ready to ride. The final class each day was Lindsay Fishwick’s Year 5 class of 24 students. Once again we were faced with very happy and capable bike riders. Day one of the program included an introduction to the Way2Go Bike Ed program and a safety talk that included helmet safety and fit. Instructors completed bike safety checks on all of the student’s bikes including any tweaks and adjustments as required. The students were given a report on their bike noting what has been done and what additional repairs are required to keep their bike serviceable and safe. Sessions on day two started with a talk on bike gearing systems: what they are, how they work and when to use them. Then we spent the remainder of the session riding throughout the yard getting the students familiar on how to operate gears and on different surfaces to feel the effect on grass, sand, gravel incorporating other essential bike skills. Sessions on day three started with a bike

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security talk and demonstration. Although bike The final session is the final ride day where security was not as relevant in Streaky Bay it is we split up into groups, led by an instructor and necessary information all the same. The riding use all the skills the students have learnt over the component included three different activities set past six sessions of Way2Go Bike Ed. Our final ride up in the school yard where the students practised took us all over Streaky Bay. We found a shared their cornering, slow riding and general awareness path through the golf course, a lookout behind of traffic and other riders around them. Instructors the hospital that gave us great views of Streaky also introduced various bike games to the students Bay from the east, along the main street to the so they could use their newly acquired bike skills. coast and to the local football ground which We spent the weekend in Streaky Bay where is home of the local might Hawks. At the footy we were joined by our fourth instructor Darren ground we had a break where the students were Wilson-Roberts. I had to collect Darren from the able to have a kick of the footy or fling a Frisbee nearest airport in Ceduna around 110km away and (Darren never leaves home without his Frisbee). Dave took this opportunity to see more of the West After the break it was back onto another shared Coast and rode from Streaky Bay to Ceduna. Dave put up with some drizzly rain that lasted for about path that led us to the western side of Streaky 108km of his ride! However, Dave’s timing was Bay. Before we turned back and headed back to spot on as Darren and I had just enough time to school we could point out to the students how far see Ceduna when drippy Dave arrived and we all we had ridden as we had once again great views headed back to Streaky Bay to get ready for one of of Streaky Bay. Our younger Year 3 students didn’t the biggest days on the Streaky social calendar: the miss out on their final ride either. Kate took them ‘Streaky Bay Cup horse race’ where we enjoyed an off road accompanied by teaching staff along the eventful day at the races with the local community. western coastal track where they could get the full The final four days of the Way2Go Bike Ed experience of being out and about on their bikes program were out on the road and that was but off the roads. clearly where we needed to spend our time. With Our Streaky Bay trip was one of fun, adventure, a group of confident young riders it was their delight and lots of laughs. As we were packing road rules and awareness where Way2Go Bike Ed up for the last time we were given the ‘Rock Star’ would be most beneficial for them. The program treatment from the students as all the students is designed for students in Years 4-7; 9 years old is came up to us asking us to sign their Way2Go Bike the recommended age for children to start to ride Ed participation certificate. Plus there were a few on the roads. The handful of Year 3s who were not able to come out onto the roads did not miss out photos of the students with their certificates and on any Way2Go Bike Ed fun as Kate was creative us, which no doubt might end up in the school enough to set up a mini Streaky Bay on the school’s newsletter. The feedback we received from the basketball courts. There were streets, roundabouts, students and staff was all positive and sincere. crossings and even some shops the younger Year Thanks Streaky Bay Area School. 3s created with chalk. Look out Roxby Downs: we are heading your Sessions on day four were our first trip out way next term... on to the roads with the 9 – 13 year olds and involved passing a parked car safely and completing left hand turns correctly. Sessions on day five included completing right hand turns from a T intersection and also from the centre of the road right hand turns. The right hand turns are a little more challenging as the students are in the middle of the road and at times crossing the path of traffic coming from different directions. Sessions on day six were the final structured sessions and focussed on roundabouts. There are only two roundabouts in Streaky Bay and the one we picked was right next to the skate park and had plenty of traffic which helped the students understand where the traffic comes from, how it works and how to use it correctly. A game of dodge in full swing with Darren watching on


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How long will my compensation for a bike or car accident take to come through? Dion McCaffrie


ne of the most frequently asked questions at a first interview is “When will my claim be over?” It’s important, early on, to understand that an injured person has only “one shot” at bringing his or her claim. Whenever a claim is finalised, it is on a “once and for all basis”. It is virtually impossible to re-open a completed claim, particularly if the argument to do so is that the injury has worsened or has not recovered the way you thought it would. From a lawyer’s perspective, that is the perspective of someone trying to accurately assess a claim, we would much prefer that the injured person’s treatment has concluded. The monetary cost of treatment is high and there is always an unsatisfactory amount of guesswork in anticipating

the cost of future medical treatment. We also need to understand whether the injured person has made a complete recovery from the affects of the injuries or whether they will be left with a permanent residual disability which is capable of being accurately assessed. For these reasons we try and find the balance between not dragging claims out any longer than is necessary and of putting ourselves in a position where we can accurately assess an injured person’s full entitlements. At first interview it is invariably impossible to answer the client. It is of course, from the client’s perspective a perfectly reasonable question to ask. In the general sense the best answer is that the claim will likely conclude when the injured person completes their recovery process.

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So you can see it’s not a “cut and dried” answer we can give. Although we’re hoping we’ve satisfied what you needed to know here, it may well be you’d like some further information about your bike/car accident claim. If so, why not speak with the writer, Andersons Partner in Civil Litigation, Dion McCaffrie. Dion can be contacted in our Adelaide office on 08 8238 6666 or by email at For more information on services offered to Bike SA members, visit us at our Andersons home, <>. Remember, Bike SA financial members receive a 10% discount on any legal matter, first free interview on any matter, 24 free legal help line and a Free Basic Will. (Please note this Item relates to South Australian legislation.)



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Love Your Ride Celebrating 30 years New Members Chris Ackland Paul Adams Madelaine Aird Kevin Allanson Peter Allen Kay Anderson John Anderson Quentin Ashfield Dave Atkins Keryn Avemarg Jan Axel Post Tony Baddeley Peter Baines Drew Baker Kath Ballard Joe Barbaro Michelle Barnes Oliver Bartdorff Denise Bateman Stephen Batt Denis Baumann Danny Beger Callum Bell Peter Berndt Kyra Berry Peter Bertram Shane Bewsell John Bitcon Ashley Blackwell Joan Blackwood Michael Blake Naomi Blanchard Steve Blight Mark Boesch Mark Borresen Gavin Bosch Phillip Boyle Corey Bradley Richard Bradshaw Kelly Bras Rocco Brasile Thomas Bratovic Daniel Brawley Nicholas Brewer Alexandra Brigham Peter Brookes Anthony Brooks Colin Brooks Debbie Brown Stewart Brown Salli Browne Roy Bruce Trish Burden Pauline Burgemeister Peter Burnell Brian Burrowes Anthony Byrnes Lauren Campbell Elizabeth Caris Martin Carlson Jan Carr Alan Carter Michael Chaffey Kenneth Chalmers Ian Chamberlain Chris Chaousis Jim Chaousis Grant Charity David Chase

Yee Cheng Leong Ruth Chesters Evangelina Chin Dave Chorlton Jonathan Clarke Kym Clarke Kynan Clermont Chris Cleveland Cathryn Clothier Michael Collins Aidan Collins David Condon Thomas Conlin Robert Coomans Robert Cooper Paul Copley Doug Cousins Tom Cox Cameron Craig Phil Crick Andrew Crothers Duncan Crouch Alan Cunningham Chris Cunningham Dougal Currie Christopher Cutts Andrew Daddow Olivia D’Arrigo Oliver Davey Leanne Davies Philip Davies Miguel de Barros Lopes Raymond Dennis Angelo Dente Malcolm Denton Fenella Dermondy Dinali Devasagayam Angus Dickson Neil Dimech Timothy Dixon Hayden Doak

Peter Docking Kelvin Docking Anthony Dodd Jennifer Donovan Sally Downard Ralph Downer Craig Doyle Andy Drexler Richard Dry Greg Duarte Nicola Dudley Tash Durdin Andrew Easton Steve Eberhard Daniel Ebsary Guy Edwards Tegan Empson Stefan Enderling Dale English Boris EskandariMarandi Gareth Evans Gavin Fairbrother Lynda Fazzalari Mark Feetham Charles Felderhof Dudley Figg Larry Fingelson Tina Fitzgerald Daryle Forbes Chris Ford Alexandra Francis Natalie Fuller Richard Furler Shanti Gangatharan Scott Gardiner Michael Garrett Paul Gaylard Matthew Gazzard Paul Gelston Margaret Gerathy

Marianne Goble Daimon Goode Matthew Gordge Jock Gosse Barnaby Grant Bek Gratton Stephen Green Bill Griggs Przemek Grobelski Paul Guthrie Malcolm Guy Christopher Hall Darrell Hamlyn Rachel Harling Jeff Harman Brad Harrison Catriona Hartigan Jeni Hartley Russell Hartman Michael Harvey Wayne Haskard Grant Haskard Michael Hatch Mark Haverty Keith Hayes Ian Hayward Mike Hayward Shane Headlam Steve Hemmings Jo-Lene Hewitt Jacquie Hill Aaron Hillier Maggie Hine Brenton Hoff Peter Hoffman Michelle Hogg Wade Holmes Andrew Holmes Simon Hookham Michael Hooley Victor Horvat

Bronte Hough Neville Huggard Ian Humble Sal Humphreys Frederick Hunt Brendan Hurley Kwan Hyun Kim Joel Jacobson Daniel Jardine Henry Jay Adam Jessep Mark Johns Andrew Johnston Jessica Jokinen Brenton Jolly Bronwyn Jolly Grant Jolly Gerald Jones Mark Jones Emma Jones Craig Joseph Manfred Jusaitis Luke Kennedy Gerard King Ricky Kirton Donella Kloeden Matthias Koch Matvei Kudinoff Jo-Ann Lamey Drew Landt Russell Latter Wayne Laubsch Wayne Le Clercq Susan Lee Rod Leslie David Lewes Ronald Lewitzka Michael Liebich Nigel Litchfield Simon Loffler Mark Long

Vince Luppino Alastair Lupton Lynwen Maeder Alex Magraith Don Manser Mark Marston Gayle Mathews Penelope Maxwell Don McDonald Andrew McDonough James McEwan Rod Mcfarlane Bronte McGair Christopher McGuire Julie-Anne McKinnon Sascha Meier Danielle Meuring Teresa Mill Jessica Miller Gary Mills John Mills Tania Milsom Peter Milton Wayne Moir Alexander Molnar Eamonn Montague Andrew Morrison James Morse Gavin Moss Daniel Moya Susan Mulchrone Katrina Nagle Stephen Naughton Andrew Niemiec Gavin Nimon Angela Nolan Hamideh Nouri Clare Oakes Michael Oats Brian O’Connor Ben Olijnyk

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oncerned about air quality? Here’s news of some recent research at < about/news/news?news-id=41295>: Research clears the air on peak hour cycling 16 March 2012 Riding your bicycle through streets congested with traffic each day won’t have a negative effect on your health, a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study has found. The study, by PhD candidate Tom ColeHunter, looked at the air pollution perceptions of cyclists, the volume of air pollution present, and whether changing commute routes had an impact on a cyclist’s exposure to air pollution and subsequently on their health. Mr Cole-Hunter said the findings were somewhat surprising. “We found that breathing in air, that contained pollution emitted by vehicles, during a regular morning and afternoon cycle along busy streets had limited impact on a healthy cyclist,” he said. What about the economics of bike lanes? The Conversation has some answers: <theconversation.>: You might have heard that bike lanes are a waste of money. The Australian National Audit Office recently investigated the $40 million bike path scheme, announced in 2009 as part of the Federal Government’s stimulus package, and found the scheme “fell significantly short” of hitting its aims.... Not only does better bike infrastructure help create a more liveable and sustainable cities, but the early evidence is that it improves local economies as well. The next step is for cities to both step up this level of investment and back it up with high quality research along the way. Yet another of those ‘I’m a cyclist but I don’t wear Lycra®’ items appeared in The Weekend Australian for 21 – 22 April. The writer, Bernard Salt, describes himself as a MAMISAT, a ‘middleaged man in shorts and T-shirt’ as distinct from MAMIL, a ‘middle-aged man in Lycra’. As for the accompanying image, above right, someone’s imagining things. Pull-quote from ‘The lure of whirling spockets’: ‘The real reason men in particular are drawn to cycling is because all of the cool bike gear you will get to hang out with.’ YMMV

That’s not vegetation but a bike lock. Read about it at <>

Definitely not ordinary... Sturt Krygsman, The Australian Lycra? What’s that?

Rusty the Bicycle Lizard often appeared on these pages in earlier years.

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Love Your Ride Celebrating 30 years Support the stores that support us Adelaide Hills Cycles Aldgate Bike Shop Avanti Plus Salisbury

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