January 7, 2011 – Bits and Pieces in the World of Cycling

This is an ad hoc page of bits and pieces I found on the web.  This postings is mainly cycling related but can including hiking or other related titbits. My thanks to Treadly and Me and Professor Bob Jensen for the idea for this posting.

 “It would be a dream of me to do the Ironman as an abled athlete,” she concluded, while stating on her website, “For me a new competition has started now, I don’t know were or when it is gone finish but I will succeed and I will run!” – Monique van der Vorst


Top Dutch Paralympics handcyclist regains use of legs after being hit by cyclist

A Dutch handcyclist who had ambitions of improving on the two silver medals she won at the Beijing Paralympics will not now be able to go for gold at London 2012 after she was struck from behind by a cyclist while she was out training, with the accident leading to her being able to walk again.


Matt Hunter’s gap-to-wall-ride from ‘Follow Me

Provides a little insight into the making of these amazing videos by the likes of Matt Hunter and Danny MacAskill.


Lady is the Boss – Bicycle Fight



City of Perth Environmental Grants – November 2010

The City of Perth had it’s first round of Environmental Grants open in November, 2010. Grants to the value of $39,374 where awarded.  Of that one grant to the value $5,700 was given the Women’s Health Services in Northbridge for the implementation of end of trip facilities for cycling which consists of five bike racks, improved fencing and shower facilities.


A Day With a Bike Traffic Police Unit in the United Kingdom

An interesting insight into how bicycles can be used in the role of policing cyclists and motorists. Also an interesting reference to an online course on cycling responsibility; a bit like a defensive driving course, which forms part of the “punishment” for committing a cycling offence.


Why Every Cyclist Should Ride With GPS

Long winded post but the key paragraphs are from paragraph five.  I wonder if the GPS tracks as recorded here in Australia are accurate enough for a court case or insurance claim.


iPhone App – Test your knowledge of the Tour de France

The KnowPro Tour de France quiz is based on the history, facts, racers and personalities of the biggest bicycle race in the world. With more than 100 questions covering topics ranging from the Tour’s inception over 100 years ago to contemporary riders, this app will help you appreciate and enjoy the annual three-week spectacle that is the Tour de France.


Cycling for Women in 2011 @ City of Stirling

The City of Stirling is again offering various cycling related courses for women in 2011. The Bicycle Transport Alliance has summarised what is on offer along with the dates on its website. Do go check it out.


Mountain bikers tackle volcano – Mega-Avalanche Event

Mega-Avalanche event – a 35km mountain bike race down the side of the volcano. It’s billed as one of the most extreme sports events in the world. More on the event here.


ABC 7:30 Story, “Pedal Power” on the The Bicycle Empowerment Network in Namibia

This is a very inspiring story. Well worth watching.


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