Monthly Archives: October 2013

Women and cycling: some thoughts

There is some thought that most women will not cycle until they perceive that it is safe to do so, and that, therefore, the barometer of safe cycling infrastructure is a majority of female cyclists. See this report for a … Continue reading

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#coffeeneuring

This week’s coffeeneuring ride was to Ma Belle cafe in Broadmeadow on Monday 21st where I met friends for lunch and via my babysitting obligations in the morning. Ma Belle make gluten free goodies, but taking it all to the higher … Continue reading

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Is creating better links in the cycling infrastructure the answer?

When I ride along Glebe Road in Adamstown, I  mostly ride on the footpath. The road consists of 4 lanes of fast traffic while the footpath is usually empty so it makes sense to me to ride there. So it … Continue reading

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Bike as a second home?

Occasionally, I see a bike which appears to be the second home for the person riding it. It does not happen very often, but yesterday I was treated to such a sight in Hamilton.This elderly man was cycling along, slowly … Continue reading

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Do women get worse treatment in bike shops?

This is a question which is often asked on the bicycle blogosphere, and also one where I have some first hand experience and, as with answers to most complex and often subjective questions, the answer is “it depends….” I have to … Continue reading

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BikesCount & an historic ride

  An important message from Ben Ewald, the organiser of BikesCount, a statistic collecting event run by Newcastle Cycleways Movement  …. Dear supporters of cycling We are organising another bike counting event, this time on Tuesday morning 29th October. This follows … Continue reading

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#coffeeneuring

Coffeeneuring is the event of going for coffee on your bike. Combining both exercise and coffee, with the option of food, it has gained a global following. It was invented by Mary of Chasing Mailboxes DC . Basic rules: 7 weeks, … Continue reading

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Speedwell sighting, multi modal travel around Newcastle, Ride 2 Work Day

I saw this old Speedwell recently at the Source Cafe beside Throsby Creek, wearing its rust with pride and not even chained up, though it did have a guard dog as you can see. It is dark blue, no chain … Continue reading

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5 things to consider when buying a new bike

With our early Spring weather this year, many people will be looking for a new bike, or maybe restoring an old one. Buying a new bike is an exciting thing and everyone wants to get it right the first time … Continue reading

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