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Close passes keep happening – here's what we know about why

Any cyclist who’s spent time riding on the road will know the horror of a close pass. That terrifying rush of wind, the car mirror that s...

Why you should have cameras mounted to your bike

It was 7am on a Sunday. The sun was starting to shine through the morning mist and the city was still and silent. It was just me and my m...

The death of a cycling advocate and the problem with a 'Safe System' approach

Australia's national road safety strategy is based on a so-called "Safe System" approach: the idea that people will always make mistakes ...

Distracted driving is a bigger problem than ever, and that's terrifying for cyclists

On the morning on December 30, 2001, Silvia Nicole Ciach picked up her mobile phone while driving near the Victorian city of Geelong. As ...

Commentary: A definitive list of the stupidest things people have ever said about cyclists

I have read and heard many people take creative license in their objections to bike infrastructure projects but never before had I heard ...

Purpose and peace: My perfect year of cycling

Five years can seem like a lifetime. I say this because that’s how long ago I had the idea to report, write, and publish a feature story ...

A safe haven, lost: Eight lives stolen on a bike path

The very first thing is to run through your mental Rolodex. Who do you know in New York? Dave is there. He posts pictures of a bike path ...

Bike lanes, road diets, and fake news: The bizarre story of Westside Walkers

The most important industry in the city of Los Angeles is the manufacturing of stories. An entity that is geographic and macroeconomic an...

Commentary: As cyclists, this is what we're up against

I’m not ashamed to admit that I spent a lot of time thinking about how and why people hate cyclists. I see and hear the rancor when I’m p...

Serious injuries on the rise for Victorian road cyclists

In recent years it's felt like riding on the road has become increasingly unsafe, with crashes, injuries and rider deaths seemingly happe...

Eligible for parole after 18 months in prison: The builder, the bishop, and a most violent crime

There will be too much senseless heartbreak in this story, so let’s open with the joy the cyclist surely felt in the last hour of his lif...

Victorian cyclists miss out on minimum passing distance law

The Victorian government has announced that it has no immediate plans to introduce a minimum passing distance law for vehicles overtaking...

South Australia introduces a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

South Australia has become the first state or territory of Australia to introduce a permanent, minimum passing distance when overtaking c...

How to navigate insurance, police and legal aspects after a collision

As much as we all love riding on empty country roads on blue sky days, most of the riding we do involves some interaction with other road...

How to avoid accidents and collisions on the road

Please give a warm Ella welcome to our new contributor Rae-Anne Hardie. Rae-Anne is a cancer researcher and longtime cyclist. Growing up ...

Turning tragedy into change: Remembering Amy Gillett 10 years on

It was 10 years ago today when, on a training ride in Germany before Thüringen Rundfahrt, the then 29-year-old Amy Gillett and her five A...

'Safety in numbers': reducing the risks for cyclists

There’s a theory in cycling safety circles that the more people riding bikes, the safer cycling becomes for everyone. And while research ...

Fly6 camera and rear light review

The Fly6 tail-light doubles as a rear-facing camera to watch your back. The device has enjoyed a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising...

Trying to make sense of the Sydney cycling crash

A crash in Sydney yesterday involving a motorist and half a dozen cyclists has attracted significant media attention around Australia and...

A Metre Matters, but will it improve cyclist safety?

Last Friday the Queensland Minister for Transport Scott Emerson announced a two-year trial of a minimum passing distance for motorists wh...

How far from the curb should you ride?

We've all been there. You're just riding down the road, minding your own business, when a motorist drives past you, missing you by mere c...