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 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

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.

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