Author Archives: Vicki

Problems in Newcastle’s cycling network: Union Street

Union street is an important part of the cycling network in Newcastle. It provides a direct link from Hunter Street to The Junction and Merewether and has several important arterial roads crossing it, (for example: King Street, Glebe Road and … 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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Where to ride?

Today as I was riding to Bar Beach, I found myself in The Junction on Glebe Road. This is an area where I try to avoid cycling as it is inherently dangerous with car doors and close by traffic travelling … Continue reading

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LifeCycle: a Lakemac cycling event

  A few weeks ago I went to LifeCycle, an event hosted by Lakemac council. It was free, and in return for participating and being photographed and filmed, every rider had a set of spoke lights fitted to their bike. … Continue reading

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Spring riding

I thought I was going to escape the jerks this spring, as the vast majority of drivers are wonderfully polite, but unfortunately they are around, as I found out this last week. I had an encounter with a large 4WD … Continue reading

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Some scenes from Lifecycle at Lake Macquarie

All images by Gareth Brearley.

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Ride2Work Day

  Ride2Work Day is next week! To celebrate, Newcastle City Council is holding a FREE breakfast in Wheeler Place. There will also be prizes, so do come along and meet fellow commuters, both experienced and beginners. If you haven’t commuted … Continue reading

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Checklist for women buying a new city bike

I have a friend who isĀ thinking of buying a new bike for riding around the city. She had been riding an old mountain bike and wanted to upgrade to something more suitable for her. I sent her the following checklist … Continue reading

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Green bike lanes

ThisĀ green bike lane does not work as well as it might do as it causes danger to cyclists when a car wants to turn left… Green bike lanes are a great way to define the space designated for riders on … Continue reading

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Riding through Richley Reserve

I was finally able to ride to the John Hunter Hospital via Richley Reserve last week, after the comments on an earlier post alerting me to this possibility. I was hoping that this would be easier than hauling my bike … Continue reading

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