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Ridley Fenix SL Review

Ridley Fenix SL Review ALVAN SIO | 21st Jul 2015 | FEATURES Introduction Ridley introduced the Fenix in 2013 as a direct successor to the venerable Damocles and Excalibur lines of road bikes. The Damocles was a bike designed for strength and maximum stiffness – a true sprinter’s bike if you will – while the Excalibur was given the task of being Ridley’s lightweight race machine. Taking cues from both legendary sword-named bikes, Ridley came out with a frame that is not only extremely stiff, but also retains the comfort of the best race bikes out there. Fast forward...

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Traffic Incidents Down From Last Year

Traffic Incidents Down From Last Year ALVAN SIO | 16th Jul 2015 | NEWS Traffic incidents have been reduced significantly this year as compared to last year. The Traffic Police recently reported that road deaths and traffic violations have reduced significantly. Violations include speeding and running red lights. At a press briefing on Tuesday, Traffic Police Commander Sam Tee noted that there were 78 deaths in the first six months of this year. This is 12.4 per cent lower than the 89 in the same period last year. Drink driving was also down by about 16 per cent, from...

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Bike Lanes in North Korea

Bike Lanes in North Korea ALVAN SIO | 16th Jul 2015 | NEWS Pyongyang has decided to do what Singapore has been debating on for the longest time: Build dedicated lanes for cyclists. Ever thought of cycling to North Korea? Well you’re in luck. North Korea has just put up cycling lanes all over major roads in Pyongyang to attempt to reduce pedestrian and cyclist related traffic accidents. While it may seem like common sense to those living in developed cities, bicycles are still not a common means of transport in North Korea as many people are unable to...

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15000 miles on a bamboo bike – Respect!

15000 miles on a bamboo bike – Respect! ALVAN SIO | 15th Jul 2015 | NEWS Ride your own self-made bamboo bike halfway around the world for a good cause? These guys did. 3 very strong (and possible slightly bonkers) men have decided to ride 15000 miles or 24000 km on their very own homemade bamboo bikes. This extremely long journey will see the trio cover 18 countries, and 24 borders, going all the way from the UK to right here on our sunny little island. Crazy as it sounds, these guys are doing it for a good cause....

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Use your brain, use your brain… Well protect it first

Use your brain, use your brain… Well protect it first ALVAN SIO | 15th Jul 2015 | NEWS 13 accidents involving motorised bicycles occurred in the last three years. Be careful all riders out there. According to Channel NewsAsia, 13 accidents involving motorised bicycles occurred in the last three years. This is never good news to hear, and it is highly important that safety recommendations by the LTA are adhered to strictly. In a statement made to Parliament, Associate Professor Faishal Ibrahim said that motorised bicycles can carry a pillion rider only if there is a seat on the...

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