Author Archives: Vicki

Abici Amante Donna

I reviewed this bike sometime ago, and it is now for sale. If interested please contact me. I have had the good fortune to test ride this gorgeous bike for a few days, and, like all things Italian, it is … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride 2016 memories

 

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Tweed Ride this Sunday, a few ideas ….

Facebook page This coming Sunday is the fourth Newcastle Vintage Tweed Ride, we will meet at Islington Park at around 9.30am for a day of entertainment and riding. If you haven’t decided what to wear yet, there’s a vintage shop at … Continue reading

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NSW Cycling Laws

Overview of the recent NSW bike law changes can be found here. The stated aims of the laws were to protect cyclists, yet the targets of those changes were mostly cyclists themselves. Very few cyclist deaths are caused by cyclists … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride 2016

This event promises to be lots and lots of fun for friends and family of all ages. Entry by donation and please bring your helmet. Muster at Islington Park near the paper bark grove 9.30AM for a safe easy chaperoned … Continue reading

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Is it better to have a cycling strategy or a transport strategy?

The last Newcastle Cycling Strategy and Action Plan released by the City of Newcastle was in March 2012. It set as its targets: “in accordance with the NSW BikePlan target, increase mode share to cycling to 5% for trips less … Continue reading

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More research into the benefits of cycling?

There has been much research into the benefits of cycling to underpin cycling strategies adopted by government at various levels. It is carried out by government, advocacy groups and health professionals as well as others. This research variously shows that … Continue reading

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A black spot in Newcastle’s cycling network

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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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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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