A hybrid bike is a road bike and mountain bike rolled into one, which can be ridden on and off roads. It’s a general purpose bicycle that can handle your daily commute through the city, weekend trips through national parks, and everything in between. It’s a versatile bike that can tolerate a range of riding conditions.
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Cycling is a favourite form of exercise for Australians, and with so many of us taking our bikes for a spin each day, it’s critical for us to understand the optimal cycling body position, to prevent ourselves from becoming injured.
Cycling is one of the most popular forms of exercise in Australia, with around 3.5 million Aussies regularly using bikes for transport or recreation1. It’s easy to see why—our country is filled with stunning natural beauty, and cycling is one of the best ways to experience it, while getting the exercise needed to stay healthy.
Bicycles have been around for over two centuries, and today, there’s roughly two billion of them being used around the world. They have a rich and surprising history, peppered with interesting facts.
As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease, many of us will be groaning at the thought of restarting our daily bus or train into work. But there’s a way to skip packed, germ-ridden public transport, and exercise at the same time—a folding bike!
COVID-19 has had a big effect on the way we live our lives. And cycling has not been immune! There are limits on who can cycle together, and where you can go. So now’s as good a time as any to get the family out for some more localised riding. But coming up with family biking ideas is not always as easy as it looks.
If one of your favourite hobbies is getting in the saddle and going for a cycle, then chances are your kids might take to it too! But when it comes to teaching your kids how to ride, safety must come first. So, what do you need to know when it comes to bike safety tips?
No matter how well you keep up with bike maintenance, there’s always the possibility of a roadside fix. We recommend travelling with a simple tool kit for that reason. But before you can put together your cycling tool kit, you need to know what fixes are likely to be required.
When it comes to bikes, the two most popular varieties are mountain bikes and road bikes. They’re both pretty specialised too. On the one hand there are road bikes. Sleek, light, and fast, road bikes are generally far easier to ride over paved surfaces. They are great for long-range riding, and they come in a number of designs – from beginner to expert.
We all remember learning to ride a bike. The initial unsteadiness soon became the wind in our hair, as we enjoyed the first taste of freedom childhood offers. It’s no surprise, then, that most parents look forward to the bike riding milestone. But it can be tricky. Kids are often apprehensive when it comes to getting on a bike and riding. They often need a lot of encouragement just to try and ride a bike. Luckily, though, we’ve got some helpful tips to get your kids into the saddle!