Attention all Members; Updates to & CLOSURE of Bike Ramp

To all of our lovely members,

From Monday 3rd June to Friday 28th June there are scheduled works for the cycle centre bike ramp. Between the peak hours of 6:00am – 10:00am Roadtek are providing an alternate path via the vehicular entry ramp with traffic control to guide all traffic. 

However, between the hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm the ramp will be CLOSED and all members are asked to both enter and exit the centre via the lift. 

We apologise for the inconvenience. 


Swap the Bike for a Snowboard This Winter: 4 Reasons to Take a Snow Holiday.

Got some time off this winter? Why not kick it up a notch and head to the slopes for an action-packed ski adventure! Although it might be tempting to escape to warmer climates or curl up on the couch with a good book and hot chocolate, a ski holiday offers a unique balance of adventure and relaxation that you won’t find from the comfort of your sun lounge.

 

This week, Morgan Lee from Snowcentral has given us some great insights into why a snowboarding holiday might be just what you need this winter.

 

Cycling and snowboarding in a sense are very similar. You might find many of the reasons listed here match up with the reasons why you started cycling! So as the snow begins to fall, let’s have a quick look at why you should try snowboarding this season.

 

1. Fitness

Snowboarding can significantly improve your physical and mental fitness. It tests your vision, balance and coordination while providing an intense cardio-vascular workout. Exercise is also key to a good night’s sleep, guaranteed after a big day on the slopes. What’s more, if you spend most of the day skiing or riding, chances are you’ve burnt off those apres-ski beers from the night before.

2.  Mountain Lifestyle

Even if you only get to experience it for a few days, there is something special about being on a mountain. After a solid day of snowboarding, kicking back in front of the fire in one of the many lounges dotted around most ski resorts,means kicking back with great people. Snowboarders are adventurous and open-minded, and more than happy to listen to your stories of how you got some big air or almost hit a tree. Like cycling, snowboarding is a social experience and a great way to meet like-minded people.

3. Family Friendly

Nothing beats a family ski trip. There are heaps of things to keep the kids entertained from sledding to building snowmen and even the occasional snowball fight. But the real gem is ski school. Ski schools offer lessons for all ages at every skill level and while the kids are busy making friends and tearing up the bunny hill, you’re free to duck off to a more challenging part of the mountain or perhaps a quiet, kid-free lunch.

4. Natural Beauty

Standing a few thousand metres above sea level, looking out at the valley below is a pleasant reminder of just how breathtakingly beautiful this planet can be. The fresh air, free from the stench of exhaust fumes invigorates your body, and the rush of the cold wind in your ears as you cruise down the run awakens your senses. There’s no need for motors here, just you, your snowboard, and nature.

Snowboarding
About to shred down the mountain

 

Okay, so who’s ready to hit the slopes? All you need now is some comfy snowboard boots and a board and you’re well on your way! Snowboarding is a fantastic sport that improves your wellbeing and opens you up to the beauty of nature. If you do manage to get to the mountains this winter, I guarantee you will come back feeling a million times better than if you spent your holiday lazing on the beach!


Do your bit to help make QLD roads safer.

Cycling is a healthy and green way to commute for work or pleasure, and although many states are taking steps to help make cycling safer with bike lanes, hundreds of cyclists a year are still being killed in fatal collisions with inattentive or aggressive drivers. Many of these drivers aren’t even punished for their crimes. In addition to tougher penalties, there needs to be more public service announcements targeted toward motorists that reinforce the rights of cyclists and encourage both parties to Share the Road. Cyclists have a legal right to use the roadways in Australia and shouldn’t have to endure the road-rage of drivers who think that they alone are entitled to it. The majority of cyclists follow the rules of the road; it is only a small handful of bicyclists, either through ignorance or impairment, who choose not to follow the rules. That handful should also be held accountable for not following the rules of the road.

In order to increase awareness of the necessity to Share the Road, a petition has been put forward that aims to enforce a distance of 1.5m between cyclists and motorists. Whether this distance is realistic remains to be seen. Others have suggested 1m is more attainable, however any step towards knowledge, increased awareness and safety is a step in the right direction.

To vote in the petition follow the link below. Do your bit to help make the streets safer for all

http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petition?PetNum=2109