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Cycling Gadgets – Do They Help Us?

Smartphone apps, GPS trackers and bike computers seem to be taking over the world of cycling. Getting power output, speed, elevation, cadence and heart rate data all combined used to be the domain of the pros. Not anymore! Strava is being increasingly used as the default app to record and monitor activity linked to GPS compatible devices and most bikes have a Garmin attached So what does the research say about these devices that are appearing on bikes or the apps that sit in smartphones? Do they work, do they change our cycling behaviour or performance, or are they just an expensive self-monitoring tool that the marketers have convinced us we must have. It will be no surprise that the main t

How to Ride a Roundabout

To ride a roundabout confidently you need to be assertive about taking your turn and you need to indicate clearly. Traffic can flow quickly, so you must be clear about what you’re doing. The rules are that you must give way to traffic in the roundabout coming from your right and you must not stop in the roundabout. There’s an extra rule about giving way in a double-lane roundabout. If you don’t feel confident, it’s a good idea to pull over the side of the road before the roundabout, dismount and walk your bike on the footpath past the intersection as a pedestrian. However, if you know how it’s done you can take you place in traffic with confidence and ride through. As with any instance of me

BUG Cycling Jersey - Next Order

If you would like to order a St George BUG jersey, please contact Col Drever on 0418 174 671. Cost remains unchanged at $58.00 (Short sleeve, full length zipper) with the long-sleeve option an additional $7.00

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