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 our very successful count in October last year when 21
spotters counted 1285 people on bikes. Having accurate statistics on the trend
in the number of people cycling is proving very valuable for efforts to improve
cycling conditions and get more people on bikes more often. We would like to
count a few new locations on Hunter St in preparation for the new cycleways so
please pass on this invitation to any cycling friends, relatives or colleagues. The
more people we have the more locations we can count.
If you take part you will be allocated an intersection convenient to where you
live or work, you will be emailed a data collection sheet that looks a bit like your
intersection, and a set of easy to follow instructions. To return the data you can
scan and email the sheet, or mail back the paper. The count goes from 7am till
9 am on Tuesday 29th
different to last time as we will count three sub periods within the 2 hours.
Check out the report from the first BikesCount on the NCM website at
To take part please email your details: we need to know your suburb of choice,
and a mobile phone number we can SMS if we have to cancel due to bad
weather. We must finalise the number of volunteers by 21st October.
To take part, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Ewald, Count coordinator
Stockton Historic Ride
This Sunday there will be an historic ride around Stockton, with tour guides giving historic information on parts of Stockton, followed by a morning tea. Registration is essential and cost is $11. For information phone Lloyd Davies on 0425 261 943.