Fitness News, PE News

How effective are cycle lanes?

CyclistIn an effort to improve safety and encourage greater participation, the use of cycle lanes is seen as an important element and many new schemes are have already been introduced across the UK and Europe.

A new study in the journal Transport looked at the impact of cycle lanes on cyclist safety in terms of passing space given by overtaking vehicles.

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Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

_78391832_darek-parallelbars-oct2014A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Bulgarian fireman Darek Fidyka was left paralysed from the chest down after his spinal cord was severed when he was stabbed repeatedly in the back in a street attack in 2010.

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New women’s basketball league launches

WBBLThe inaugural Women’s British Basketball League season will get underway on Saturday.

To make the occasion even more memorable, the opening weekend will take place under one roof at Loughborough University.

Consisting of Team Northumbria, Leeds Force, City of Sheffield Hatters, Nottingham Wildcats, Manchester Mystics, Leicester Riders, Barking Abbey Crusaders, Sevenoaks Suns and Cardiff Met Archers and Brixton Topcats, all 10 teams will fight it out for the first ever pieces of WBBL silverware.

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Fitness News

The International Congress On Childrens Physical Activity And Sport

CIAPSElogoThe International Congress on Children’s Physical Activity and Sport,
University of Liege, Belgium.
17th October to the 18th October, 2014.

Reflections and discussions will focus on the key period between three and nine years, when children start to take part in organised physical and sporting activities.

The challenges within this age range are crucial because this is when relevant and appropriate practice can establish the solid foundations which children need to encourage them to take pleasure in sport and to practice physical activity in the long term.

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5th International Standards Meeting

ISM_LogoFULL5th International Standards Meeting
Amsterdam,
Netherlands
14th to 15th October 2014

The overall theme of the ISM 2014 will be The Future of Fitness – Challenges between standardisation and commercialisation.

There will be an attractive programme including keynotes as well as round table sessions addressing the acute questions for standardization.

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