Helmets again…

Anthony Of interest 0 Comments

There’s been a bit of press recently in regards to a possible trial of a no-helmet rule in certain low-speed areas here in Canberra. There is evidence that compulsory helmet laws reduce the participation in cycling and that is what is driving the possible trial. The question is, why does wearing a helmet dissuade people from cycling? Is it due …

Kids and bikes, a fading sight?

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As reported in a recent nationwide participation survey, the number of Canberra children riding bikes has fallen¬†well below the national average. In the 0-9 age group, the percentage of children who ride their bike at least once a week in Canberra sits at 34%, compared to the national average of 49%. This is in stark contrast to the adult participation …

Best coffee in the world! Only in Canberra.

Anthony Food and Drink, Of interest, Places To See, Things To Do 0 Comments

Now, this is a bold claim but absolutely true. Huge¬†congratulations to Sasa Sestic for winning the 2015 World Barista Championship recently held in Seattle USA. That’s right, the worlds best coffee maker is from Canberra. For many, many people getting that morning coffee is pretty high on the list of the day’s priorities but how many get to savour the …

Art + Ride

Anthony Smith Of interest, Places To See, Things To Do 0 Comments

On Saturday the 6th of December, a fantastic opportunity to venture into the Canberra Arts world presents itself, with the unique Art + Ride event. The arts community is encouraging anyone with an appreciation of art to get on their bike and cycle between galleries to experience tours, exhibitions, talks and demonstrations. There is a set route (map can be …

Freestyle Cyclists

Anthony Of interest 0 Comments

I just stumbled across the website of Freestyle Cyclists, an organisation that is pushing for reform of the Mandatory Helmet Law in Australia and New Zealand. They make quite a compelling case in opposition of this law and also strongly support better, safer infrastructure for cycling. Definitely worth a read.