Bicyclists have right to safe roads

Bicyclists have best to safe roadways

Purchase a digital-only membership now for unlimited online access to regional news and info. As a motorist, I too get frustrated with bicyclists who ride unsafely or disrespectfully. But as a road-biking triathlete who attempts to be a good ambassador for cyclists, I have had my share of near-death experiences from hazardous lorries passing. Sal …

See all stories on this subject Battered Stransky, Mclean set for Zuurberg race Cape Town – Despite suffering damaged bones in two separate occurrences, Springbok legend Joel Stransky and former professional cyclist Andrew Mclean are still set to participate in the Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bicycle race outside Port Elizabeth in Might. Mclean is currently nursing a broken collarbone after a nasty fall that forced him to withdraw fro …

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the bike A couple of years earlier, a luxury hotel executive referred to cycling as the new golf. Who knew what an understatement that would turn out to be. From European river cruises to Western dude cattle ranches, as well as city-center hotels and snowy destinations, bicycles in some form or fashion have ended up being an almost standard facility in the high-end space. With spring in the air and 2017 marking the 200th anniversary of the bike’s invention, trip operators that focus on active vacations are putting forth their newest cycling offerings. Wilderness Scotland, for instance, has actually released a 12-day bike tour covering almost 500 miles through Excellent Britain and Ireland. Beginning in England’s Yorkshire Dales National forest, the journey follows the scenic roadways made well-known by the Trip de France, Trip of Britain and Trip of Ireland. It also goes through Keir Mill, a little Scottish town where Kirkpatrick Macmillan is credited with adding pedals to the bicycle in 1839. The trip debuts May 15, with extra departures in June and September. The itinerary, which starts at about $3,400 per person, assures some of the very best food; and hotel and guesthouse lodgings in the British Isles. “Our brand-new five-country bike trip is a container list experience for any road cycling fan,” stated Stevie Christie, co-owner and head of experience for Wilderness Scotland. “Britain and Ireland’s profile as a great biking location has actually gone worldwide, and there is no better way to commemorate the bike’s birthday than in the saddle exploring some of the most inspiring natural landscapes in the world.” For households, the Carter Company is celebrating the anniversary of children’s author Enid Blyton’s very first book in her “Famous Five” series, “5 on a Treasure Island,” with a luxury bike and strolling trip of England’s south coast. The five-day adventure through Dorset begins in the village of Studland and sees a number of the websites and places that were liked by Blyton and included in her stories. The route consists of traffic-free, mild trips through the forest and to the village and castle of Corfe Castle, typically used as a setting for Blyton’s tales. The tour also consists of a steam train adventure, the Jurassic Coast, Brownsea Island and a remain at the Knoll Home Hotel, which was a preferred vacation area for Blyton in the 1960s. The rates start at $1,220 per individual for four days and offer traditional or luxury lodgings. For the more daring cyclists, mountain cycling has ended up being a summertime staple of ski resorts. Some, like Angel Fire in northern New Mexico, have constructed dedicated mtb parks. With more than 60 miles of tracks, the Angel Fire Bike Park claims to be the biggest in the southwestern United States, and was called as the top bike park in the Southwest by MTBParks.com. The park opens in Might and provides a range of celebrations and special occasions throughout the summertime. Lodging options consist of the ski resort’s luxury RV park. To the north, near Steamboat Springs, Colo., the Home Cattle ranch uses mountain biking in addition to horseback riding and other conventional man cattle ranch activities. In August, for instance, it is hosting a “Bikes & Brews” plan including Colorado craft brews, beer workshops, on and off-ranch mountain bike trips, live music and cooking classes. Rates start at $3,045 per space for a three-night package. And for those whose high-end suggests genuine experience more than modern luxury accommodations, there are few more weeks delegated attempt a fat-tire biking adventure to see the northern lights in Finland. Released this year by Exodus Travels, the eight-day Fat Biking in Finland, with rates starting at $1,075, takes cyclists through snow-veiled pine forests and across frozen lakes to the border of Russia. Nights are spent in remote wilderness cabins with wood-burning fireplaces and standard saunas. The report by Australia’s RMIT University says that the advantages of a one-week retreat can still be …
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