Cycling

Bike Shorts July 8
Anthony Radford
Veterans back to woodstock CENTRAL Victorian veterans will race over the testing 59 kilometre circuit when they return to Woodstock this weekend. After recent events in Castlemaine, Timor and Newbridge, the vets will relish the return to Woodstock for the Phil Sawyer sponsored event that gets unde..
08-Jul-2011
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Race to success
Anthony Radford
The Regional Academy of Cycling Excellence is in its third year of supporting pathways for cyclists who may otherwise be lost between the gaps. In most elite sports there can be a quantum leap to get into the VIS and AIS and not many have the momentum to make that leap on their own. RACE is a ..
08-Jul-2011
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BIKE SHORTS July 1
Anthony Radford
VETS SEEK HELP The Central Victorian Veterans Cycling Club committee needs help to run some of the many activities currently under way. The CVVCC executive says it is struggling under a heavy workload and is hoping to involve people beyond the current committee to take on and be responsible for..
01-Jul-2011
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Murray mission
Eddie Barkla
THIS year has been an amazing test of resolve for the northern country region of Victoria. Flood waters devastated a large proportion of the productive farming land and small towns dotted along the Murray and adjoining inland water systems, and many businesses and farming communities have been su..
30-Jun-2011
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It all adds up on the road
What do cycling and being an accountant have in common? Apart from both being a bit of a gamble at times – keeping things upright and not falling off – they can both involve the collection and interpretation of figures and data. In June 2010 work colleagues Geoff Curnick and Gerry T..
24-Jun-2011
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Schultz wins tour
Brendan Schultz wrapped up the Bendigo Cycling Club’s prestigious 2011 five-stage Tour of Bendigo event on Monday. Schultz recorded a time of 08:08:13 seconds for the gruelling event, with seven seconds in accrued bonuses proving to be the difference between the consistent rider and second p..
17-Jun-2011
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Long road to recovery after crash
Just over a year ago, Mark Foggitt was a healthy vibrant energetic contributor to the Bendigo Cycling Network at the popular Saturday morning group rides. Cycling was a big part of Mark’s life, and he had also been quite a serious runner for many years before making the switch to cycling. ..
17-Jun-2011
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Know your opponents
Getting to know your opponents in cycling is helped if we recognise we all have inner opponents of our own. For example, there are some that have ingrained habits, while others may lack confidence. I was talking to one of Bendigo’s competitive cyclists recently about the art of racing and ..
10-Jun-2011
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Silent Ride unites
There are three things we can be assured we will face in our life time – birth, taxes and death. Births can be such a celebration, the creation of new life, a gift to be shared and enjoyed. Taxes are a necessary evil for society and something many spend their lifetime trying to avoid or ..
27-May-2011
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Anniversary waltzing
A milestone reached and memories rekindled Anniversaries, wonderful milestone markers of memories that act as a benchmark in life. Last Monday was the anniversary of five years of writing the Cycling with Eddie column for the Bendigo Weekly. What does five years mean to you in your cyclin..
20-May-2011
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Riding high in UK
Bendigo’s Zak Dempster is stepping up a gear in Britain BENDIGO rider Zak Dempster is dominating in cycling powerhouse, the United Kingdom. Dempster is the UK’s number one ranked rider, after a stunning start to the season. Dempster, who rides for the Rapha Condor Sharp team, ha..
20-May-2011
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Women on wheels
“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance... the picture of free, untrammelled womanhood.” – Susan B Anthony, campaigner for Women’s Rights, 1..
13-May-2011
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Keep them on the road
The name Sean Hurley doesn’t mean much to the cycling community, but to a recent Australian cycling team – Genesys Wealth Advisers – made up of five riders, one director and one masseuse, Sean the mechanic’s role was to keep them on the road. They were competing in ..
06-May-2011
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Community resource
George Pendlebury was born on August 28, 1922. He grew up with his parents, two brothers and four sisters on the family farm at Hopetoun. George recollects how his father, along with four other families, took up Soldier Settlement blocks to farm wheat. George remembers having his f..
29-Apr-2011
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Zak Dempster wins again
BENDIGO cyclist Zak Dempster has continued his outstanding European form with a nail biting victory in the tough Tour of Doonhame. Dempster was rewarded for his consistency over the three stages of the Scottish race, finishing second on both the first and second days of the event, before fi..
26-Apr-2011
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Cycling to war
The passion for cycling became useful when it was found that recruiting men used to riding long distances over rough terrain added skill to the armed forces. This week, with the help of William Clarke, a keen cyclist and war historian, we bring you an extract from a lecture given by given by Capt. ..
21-Apr-2011
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Dempster wins another cycling classic
BENDIGO cyclist Zak Dempster has continued his outstanding racing form with victory in the prestigious Tesco Rutland-Melton Cicle Classic. Rapha Condor’s Dempster won ahead of Belgium’s Erwin De Kerf (Hand in Hand Espoirs) and Poland’s Marcin Bialoblocki (Motorpoint) at the..
19-Apr-2011
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Riding in Oppy’s shadow
A small item in a weekly cycling bulletin a few months ago, caught the attention of a very keen regular cyclist open to expanding his experience of road cycling and endurance events. Alan Walker, an experienced Audax rider who has been in some of the great Audax events across the globe, had put f..
15-Apr-2011
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Murray to Moyne a must
From the humble beginnings 25 years ago of a group of women under the leadership of Hester Woodrup, (wife of Graham, well-known marathon cyclist), the challenge was thrown out to the Port Fairy Apex Club and another team of local Port Fairy identities to ride in relay from Mildura to Port Fairy in 2..
08-Apr-2011
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Second hand rose?
There are pointers to be aware of when purchasing a used cycle Thinking of starting off in cycling or updating your bike from the old faithful that has serviced you so well, or the bike that has been parked in a dark corner of the shed and lost its appeal? Caught between thinking should I sa..
31-Mar-2011
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