Author Archives: BargoSal

About BargoSal

Keen cyclist, my aim is to get bums on seats, work with council to improve cycling infrastructure and driver awareness. I am also a website designer.

Dutch Army Cycling Band at Military Tattoo Edinburgh

The Fanfare Band of The Royal Netherlands Army 6th August 2011 The Royal Netherlands Army have had a Bicycle Corps since 1894. In 1917, the first Bicycle Music Corps was founded. The Fanfare Band continues the traditions of that music … Continue reading

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City of Sydney, Everything’s Connected Campaign

This series of short videos shows people’s joy in riding and using the new cyclepaths in Sydney Tweeted by: @juliedelvecchio In August 2011 the City of Sydney released four films celebrating the personal stories of people who ride bicycles in … Continue reading

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2011 Sydney Tweed Ride

Sydney Tweed Ride 2011 from MC Cyclery I say, fancy a cycle? A slow and elegant ride through the city streets in dapper and ladylike apparel followed by the Tweed Games.

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Encouraging More Australian Women To Ride a Bike

Bikes as transport: getting Australian women along for the ride Author: Jan Garrard Senior Lecturer, School of Health & Social Development at Deakin University Cycling for transport in Australia is characterised by several “missing” population groups: women, children, adolescents and older … Continue reading

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To Wear or Not to Wear a Cycling Helmet

There is a lot of discussion lately about helmet wearing. Some say our mandatory helmet legislation discourages people riding a bike, and that if we want the health benefits of a large percentage of folk riding, it is better to … Continue reading

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Do Australia’s Manatory Helmets Laws Deter The Use Of Bike-Share?

Have helmet laws put the skids on Australia’s bike share scheme? August 9th 2011 Author: Chris Rissel Professor of Public Health at University of Sydney Would-be cyclists are deterred by mandatory helmet laws. Jase Wong Public bicycle hire schemes have the … Continue reading

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Do Australia’s Mandatory Helmet Laws Reduce Head Injury

Putting a lid on the debate: mandatory helmet laws reduce head injuries 23rd June 2011 Author: Jake Olivier Senior Research Fellow, Injury Risk Management Research Centre at University of New South Wales A re-analysis of the data shows there’s a good … Continue reading

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Bike Helmets Protect Brains

Don’t be fooled, keeping bike helmets is best for health 12th May 2011 Author: Max Cameron Principal Research Fellow at Monash University If helmets protect against brain injury, why not wear them? Convincing more Australians to get on a bike would … Continue reading

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Are Helmet Laws Necessary?

Ditching bike helmets laws better for health 23rd March 2011 Author: Chris Rissel Professor of Public Health at University of Sydney The life expectancy gained from cycling to work outweighs the risks of ill health from pollution and injury. With epidemics … Continue reading

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History of Cycle Paths in the Netherlands

This is a fascinating  piece showing that the Netherlands have always considered cycling an important means of transport.

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