Monthly Archives: June 2014

Tweed Ride thanks

I’d like to thank the people who helped out with the Tweed Ride this year, both in the promotion of it and the organisation. First of all, Peter, author of A New Recyclist, who helped so much with promotion, organisation, marshalling … Continue reading

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Penny Farthing at the Tweed Ride

A few months before the tweed ride I met Kevin, the penny farthing man, on Throsby creek bike path. Here is a picture of me and my grandson with his bike… I was envisaging some sort of stool from which … Continue reading

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The Georgetown Juggernaut

This handmade cargo bike by Michael Newton has undergone considerable upgrades since it was first built in 2012. I first saw it at Bike Hour 2012, a bit over 2 years ago. At that time, there were very few cargo … Continue reading

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The Fernleigh trackster

This bike was an eye catcher yesterday at The Vintage Tweed Ride, partly because its name referenced locally famous Fernleigh Track, and partly because of its unusual and understated colour scheme, as well as the distinctive and well-executed font used as … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride Report

  The Newcastle Tweed Ride was a great success again, with bikes ranging from classic Mercian, above, to quirky Fernleigh Trackster below …With some impressive authenticity, such as this racing bike, with its racing wheels mounted beside the front wheel, … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride thoughts

The Vintage Tweed Ride is now only a week away now and, to be honest, it’s been taking up a lot of my mental space and available time. I thought that this being the second time I’ve organised it, it … Continue reading

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Helmets

With the Velo City Global conference having been held in Adelaide recently, the mandatory helmet law (MHL) debate has been reignited here, promoted no doubt by Mikael Colville-Anderson’s declaration that he would not ride here with a helmet when he … Continue reading

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