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Bike ride at Prestons

Get on your bike and have a fun morning exploring the cycle paths of Lurnea, Casula and Prestons in a safe and friendly environment.  Meet at 9am for registration at Woodward Park, Liverpool – top car park near the Hume Highway. Car parking entry from Memorial Avenue.  See flyer for more details or contact Maree on 9602 5293 or 0419 203 379


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Free cycling course in Bankstown

Join in the fun and update your cycling skills.

Sunday 19 September

  • Beginners – Back on your bike (10am -1pm)
  • Intermediate – Commute by bike (2pm – 5pm)

Friday 24 September

  • 2pm Beginners – Back on your bike (10am-1pm)

Contact:  Bankstown City Council Recreation Officer – 9707 9641

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JACRS article: Head injuries and helmet legislation

A new article published in the August 2010 issue of the Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety concludes that “It is likely that factors other than the mandatory helmet legislation reduced head injuries among cyclists”.

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Bicycle loan scheme evaluation – it encourages cycling!

Published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia, a new evaluation shows that the Western Sydney Cycling Network bicycle loan scheme positively contributed to increased cycling.

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Discover Picton Botanical Gardens by bike

Come for a fun, easy and relaxing bicycle ride at the Picton Botanical Gardens on Saturday 15 May 2010. Enjoy the beautiful rural surroundings while cycling along the 6.2km cycleway circuit. See more details 

Meet at 10.30am, Picton Bowling Club, Cnr Cliffe & Argyle Streets, Picton for an introductory briefing and proceed to the Picton Botanical Gardens.

Free bike hire available on site (conditions apply).  Contact Sufia on 4633 4121 by Thursday 13 May to book your free bike.

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Bike around Bankstown

Join us on Saturday May 8 for a Bike around Bankstown.

Meet at 9am at Garrison Point, Beatty Parade, off Henry Lawson Drive, Georges Hall.

Free healthy food and refreshments.  See Flyer for more details. Call Jeni on 9515 9055 for free bike hire.

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Evaluation research now published

There were many signficant positive effects from the Cycling Connecting Communities project.  The evaluation research paper was published in February 2010 in the on-line International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity:  Click here


The baseline survey results were also published in March 2010 in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health: Click here 

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