Monthly Archives: September 2013

Media watch

After my recent post on media coverage of bikes, I was somewhat surprised to see Media Watch on ABC TV this week covering this very topic. The item was in response to a Telegraph headline and article last week quoting … Continue reading

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Newcastle Bike Polo

When I was initally invited to bike polo, via email, I assumed it was as a blogger and spectator. When the reply came back with “just bring your bike, we have mallets” I realised I would be playing too … … Continue reading

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Is it good for cycling to be in the media?

I used to love seeing cycling-related articles appear in the newspaper. It seemed as if cycling was finally being accepted by the mainstream of society and that it would only be a matter of time until cycling became the accepted … Continue reading

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Bicycles in Melbourne

I always find it interesting to see how different cities cater to cyclists, both from the viewpoint of how it might provide ideas for Newcastle, and just to observe what it is like to cycle in a different city. The … Continue reading

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Bikes in Newcastle and the Bennett decal

I saw this lovely retro styled bike at Bar Beach the other day, it reminded me so much of my own Speedwell, only much newer and with derailleur gears … and this is Bar Beach in all its glory, we … Continue reading

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New bike lanes planned along Hunter Street

I was very happy to hear the news of new bike lanes along Hunter Street, which have been mooted for some time. There will be two one way lanes, one on either side of Hunter Street. This will be different from the … Continue reading

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