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COOPERS IN INAUGURAL BACK O’ BOURKE RIDE FOR CANCER

Husband and wife, Mick and Kerrie Cooper will be riding alongside 23 other ridersfrom Dubbo to Bourke as they kick off the Inaugural Back O’ Bourke Ride for Cancer race.


The aim of this ride is to raise the sum of $25,000 in order to fund a room at the new Macquarie Home Stay.

The ride has been slated to run for a period of three days, going all the way through 375 kilometres and three rivers. It is expected to take place between March 23 and 25 and will be the biggest challenge ever undertaken by Kerrie on a bike.

Kerrie who spoke about the upcoming event stated that the reason for this was to raise awareness and money so as to provide an affordable accommodation for patients in need of treatment in Dubbo. Read more »

Evans Teaching Kids Bike Safety

The cycling legend from Australia, Cadel Evans, has a big passion towards cycling even after his retirement from the big stage.


This is why he takes part in any activity that drives children to take up biking. Evan says that he would be thrilled to see many children take to cycling to go to school. It will provide them with a sense of freedom and will give them a lesson of being independent in their young age itself. There is no better teacher to teach the art of cycling for your kids other than Evans.

Evan understands the practical difficulties and the concerns that parents would be raised when it comes to sending children to school on their bikes in Sydney. The main issue is the traffic.

Evans retired from professional cycling last year and has proved his prowess in the sport by winning the Tour De France title in 2011. He has been at the top of his cycling form for many years and that is why he is called as a cycling legend. His 5 year old adopted son, Robel, is already an expert in riding bikes with gears.
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Cadel Evans And His Biking Feats

Many who become fans of cycling athletes usually find their stars set to hang up their boots.


Indeed, the grueling races and tours often take a toll, on some people it comes on earlier than in others. For instance, Cadel Evans is known to be the only champion from Australia to have won the Tour de France. It is not easy to win in a foreign terrain, but he did achieve this feat. He would be part of the inaugural race in Victoria next year, named the Great Ocean Road Race. He would be quitting the sport soon after. He is set to be part of a number of events till then. There are national championship events that he would be part of. He would also be part of the opening race, ProTour. The Tour Down Under that would be held in January will see him participating as well. Read more »

Evans Hangs His Boots With No Regrets

Cycling great Cadel Evans’ retirement decision might have saddened his fans and the cycling world but the legendary Aussie rider has confirmed of no regrets as hung his boots. In fact, he has no doubt that it is the best time for him to retire.

The vivacious cheer that greeted him at post-race presentation of Down Under Tour was the live testimony of the iconic rider’s legendary career- that most possibly has no parallel.

However, a near-disaster at the last stage of the race remind him that there are certain things that he won’t be missing about his beloved sport. The Tour France champ somehow managed to bypass a bad crash on 2nd final lap of that stage race at Adelaide.

“I did hear the crash & a bike struck me in backside…Lucky I was that day that my bike was not damaged”, remarked Cadel.

“Anything can & does get wrong here in cycling.”

Whilst Cadel would have preferred to come up with a better performance than overall 3rd in his final Down Under Tour yet he is pretty comfortable with the fact that he tried his best to achieve one big result in his last race. Read more »

Cycling legend Phil Anderson speaks about Cadel Evans at Tour de France 2011

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Oakley working with Cadel Evans and 4DESIGN To Make Futuristic Handlebars

Oakley is working together with Cadel Evans and 4DESIGN, an Australian Design Company for making cycle handlebars that will have futuristic features.

Cadel Evans said that the handlebar they’re working on is like a Science Fiction product but he said that unlike Science Fiction, these handlebars will become reality. The model will have an aerodynamic design and they will also have foldable forearm support that can be added to a bike meant for time trials.

The model will also have a camera at the front as well as one on the back. The cameras will keep track of the movement of the riders and the rider would be able to see the data on the OLED Screen which will be placed on the bars. Read more »