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Fernleigh Track

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Fernleigh track is Newcastle’s greatest cycling asset. It is long, (15k), entirely off-road, fairly flat and meanders through beautiful and varied bushland. The tunnel provides a dramatic moment and the remaining pieces of rail infrastructure provide interest. It also connects … 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┬álocally 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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Riding Fernleigh Track

I’ve had very little chance to do much riding for the past two weeks due to other commitments so when I had an appointment today at Belmont Hospital, and the weather fined up after a few days of rain, I … Continue reading

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The Fernleigh Track: the great urban escape

This is a ride report to enter into the competition being run by Lovely Bicycle, even though I am not vying for the wonderful prize that is on offer at her blog, I wanted to write a report on our … Continue reading

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A black spot in Newcastle’s cycling network

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Gazelle Innergy XT Review

While ebikes are much derided in some cycling circles, they are not without their place in the cycling commuter’s stable. So, when my husband decided he wanted to commute by bike to work, along the Fernleigh Track at night, an … Continue reading

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Storms and Anzac Day

We have had terrible storms here last week and many areas have flooded badly as a result. Four people died in those floods. Many have lost their homes. It has been an intense week. Now sights like this are common … Continue reading

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Problems in Newcastle’s cycling network: Dumaresq Street

The eastbound side of Dumaresq Street in Broadmeadow is a dangerous area to cycle. This is exacerbated by the fact that it is part of the designated route connecting Fernleigh track with Newcastle. The cycling lane is far too narrow … Continue reading

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Vintage Spring ride report

What amazes me at the Vintage Rides is the diversity of the bikes there and the innovative and skilful restorations of old bikes. As well as the old bikes that are simply given a new set of tyres and ridden … Continue reading

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New bike lanes on Teralba Road Adamstown

  There are already some newish bike lanes on Teralba Road in Adamstown, as seen in the picture above. They work to separate the cars from cyclists effectively enough for the amount and speed of the traffic there. It seems … Continue reading

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