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Book Review: Cycling for Sustainable Cities

Ralph Buehler and John Pucher are two highly regarded and widely published American academics. It has taken them almost a decade, but in early 2021 they’ve published Cycling for Sustainable Cities.

German Sales Point to Future Growth Potential in Australia

If you’re wondering why bicycle factories cannot produce enough bikes, parts and accessories to keep up with both Australian and global demand, a look at the 2020 sales figures of just one country, Germany, will help to explain why.

Australian Ingenuity Creates World Leading Ebike Racks

Due to their extra size and weight, Ebikes can present design challenges when it comes to transporting them on the back of a vehicle. But Australian manufacturer GripSport has come up with unique solutions to these challenges. From modest beginnings in founder Jon Weaving’s backyard workshop back in 1998, GripSport is now quite probably the largest bicycle related manufacturing business in Australia. It now occupies three adjacent factory units in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, where it’s highly skilled and experienced team employ the latest design technology and even robot fabrication of some components. This expertise in design and manufacture shows though in their latest GSE racks that carry two ebikes weighing up to 30 kg each.

Ebikes Focus of The Conversation Hour

The Conversation Hour is a Victorian based interview and talkback program on ABC Radio. Hosts Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long recently devoted an entire episode to the growing popularity of ebikes. Richelle opened the program by declaring that she and her family, who were definitely not ‘hard core’ cyclists, were considering buying an ebike instead of a second car. The program included calls from various members of the public plus experts from the Australian Electric Vehicle Association and Victoria Walks and Peter Bourke from Bicycle Industries Australia and We Ride Australia.

Spin, Segway, Self Driving Scooters Here Now

The developers claim that this new technology could lead to a 10x increase in the number of rides per scooter per...

Clip On Ebike Power Within Seconds

Brooklyn / New York / USA Despite the boom in ebike sales over recent years, there are still far...

First Ride Impressions of LEV’s Just Landed in Australia

Brisbane / Queensland EMoS is a Brisbane based brand that’s pioneering the approval process and importation of a range...

Bird Develops Skid Detection System

Skid detection is an important safety and compliance feature that has the potential to deliver significant security benefits to both riders...

Now, Even Lego Has a Cargo Bike!

Billund / Denmark In a sign of the times, Lego’s new City Shopping Street pack, released on 1st January...

Harley-Davidson Ebike Launch Generates Blaze of Publicity

Famous American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has just launched its first production ebike and with it, a whole new brand and company division.

New Electric Vehicles Importer Secures National Distribution

On 30th September 2020 e-Motion Concepts (eMC) and Ride Sports announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for exclusive rights for distribution, sales...

How Many Electric Scooters Are Being Sold in Australia?

Many bike shops refuse to sell electric scooters and not without valid reasons. In most Australian states they’re still illegal to ride,...

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