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Carol Cooke AM: Paralympic gold medalist gets another ’Gong

Carol Cooke AM was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2014, a gong that recognised the comprehensive list of contributions and achievements that Carol has made to the Australian community over almost 15 years. Among many achievements, Carol is a Paralympic gold medalist (London), a dual paracycling world champion, the 2013 Victorian Cyclist of the Year and a former member of the Toronto Police Force in her native Canada. Carol Cooke also has multiple sclerosis. On Sunday, 2 November 2014, Carol and almost 10,000 other avid cyclists rode from Sydney to Wollongong in the annual ‘MS...

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RIDE #65 Caffeine Culture – Vino, velo et vignerons

In this, our 50th edition of Caffeine Culture, we visit that place which complements the pleasure of a simple bike ride in regions throughout the world, that place of rich scenery and fertile soil, of rolling hills and valleys, where a gentle hand and dedicated craftsmanship combine to work the grape into wine. Join us for a tour of vino and velo… The Pinnacle Loop Drew Tuckwell. Printhie Wines. Orange, NSW. The Pinnacle Loop is probably the most popular ride in Orange and it features regularly on my schedule. It’s a 30km loop with about 500m of climbing, topping...

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2014 Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley

Queens of the King Valley… a tour with a Euro vibe – By Nick Squillari – Photo: Con Chronis The oldest handicap race in the world and the second oldest one-day race in the world both call Australia home. But for all the history that the Melbourne to Ballarat and the Melbourne to Warrnambool represent, there’s still a lack of ‘Euro’ feel to them. Sure it’s not a prerequisite – we are half a world away after all – only harking back to the traditional strongholds of a sport is important to help maintain its identity. Like cricket and...

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You could win a Fuji Transonic valued at $5,999

Updated: Thursday, 11 December 2014 We have a winner! Ashley De Vries of Victoria has won our #RIDE65 subscriber promotion and will receive the new Fuji Transonic 1.3 with thanks to Fuji Bikes. What a terrific way to celebrate Christmas. We’re sure the others in Ashley’s bunch will be envious when they catch sight of Ashley’s new ride. Here’s to a safe and sunny holiday riding season for all. Congratulations Ashley, and thanks for being a loyal subscriber to RIDE Cycling Review! Stay tuned for details of our brilliant subscriber prize in RIDE Cycling Review Issue 66 – on...

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Double your riding pleasure with Shimano and Pro

Updated: Tuesday, 2 September 2014 We have a winner! Craig Day of NSW has won the terrific RIDE subscribers’ prize of a bike fit-out package for two from Shimano and Pro. Craig will receive two Ultegra Di2 groupsets, two pairs of training wheels and two pairs of race-day wheels, two pairs of Ultegra pedals, two pairs of Shimano road shoes, and two Pro saddle, seatpost, handlebar, bar tape and stem sets. In the photo below, Rob Arnold holds the RIDE musette as our independent scrutineer, Eliza O’Neill, draws the winner’s name (Monday, 1 September 2014). Congratulations, Craig! Stay tuned...

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