Monthly Archives: March 2013

Why more women don’t ride bikes

How do we get more women to ride bikes? It is a question that is often asked among bike advocates and city planners and there is no simple answer. Why would women want to step into that man’s domain, get … Continue reading

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Does doing one type of cycling make you more likely to try another type?

I was talking to a friend the other day who now has a roadbike, adding to his other very upright Dutch bikes. While I do not know if he is going to do any racing or serious training, I find … Continue reading

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The day my luck ran out …

I have a love of puncture proof tyres. They are wonderful insurance policies against that day a piece of glass or a nail sticks to your tyres and ruins your day as inevitably as a bus passing via a muddy … Continue reading

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New bike lanes in Hunter Street

It has been a very exciting week with the announcement of new bike lanes to be built along Hunter St. The visit of Jan Gehl, Danish urban planner, sponsored by Newcastle Now, will result in new infrastructure being built along … Continue reading

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4 Things you Need to Change to do your Shopping by Bike

I met this woman recently as she was leaving the local shopping centre. I was impressed by her set-up for shopping by bike. She said she had to shop by bike as she didn’t have a car so had set … Continue reading

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Riding around town on a cargo bike

So my daughter has been riding around town for some time now on her Nihola and this has brought to light some of the infrastructure and attitudinal challenges she has to deal with here in Newcastle. While it is possible … Continue reading

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Sale of vintage bikes in Newcastle: Speedwells and Raleighs

Daniel Endicott is selling some of his vintage bikes over the next two weekends, Raleigh and Speedwell collectors take note… Viewing : Sat 16 March 2013 1pm to 3:30pm Raleigh mens and ladies Viewing : Sat 23 March 2013 1pm … Continue reading

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What makes a cafe popular with bike riders?

Locking areas or bike racks are not necessary for bike riders to frequent particular cafes. So long as there is an outdoor seating area where you can be close to your bike, most bike riders are happy just to leave … Continue reading

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Bikes in the media this week

With the Ferneigh Track making the front page of our local paper earlier this week, some debate has been sparked about its merits and its over achievement as a riding destination.  This article outlined the problems between pedestrians and riders on the … Continue reading

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A bicycle beside every desk

A few years ago when I was still in the workforce, I attended a seminar on Green Skills Training. As part of the introductory session we were all asked to describe the future “green” office. I don’t remember what most … Continue reading

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