Category Archives: bicycle culture

Bikefest, the round up

I was not able to make it to our local Bikefest, however, my daughter was there as my ambassador and, upon her mentioning to a stallholder she was making purchases from that I was a bike blogger, they gave her … Continue reading

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Bicycles in Newcastle this week

In spite of the shocking weather we have had the past two days, beach cruisers were out in force today …And bikes were also in the local media again, with an announcement being made that an approved rates increase for … Continue reading

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Shopping in a rush (by bike)

Today I had to make a quick trip to the local shopping centre ¬†and as I was leaving I was cursing the fact that I would have to unlock the bike, put on my gloves and helmet and pack up … Continue reading

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Hamilton in the late afternoon

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Bike storage

On a recent trip to Sydney, I found it a relief to escape from the heavy, noisy traffic by walking the back streets and laneways. Within seconds, it is possible to be out of earshot of the noise of the … Continue reading

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Why NOT cycle to work?

I recently visited a friend who does not cycle to work but is very well placed to do so. She lives in a housing complex which is very well serviced with cycleways, there is a separated cycleway which goes almost … Continue reading

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Bikes around Newcastle this week

… Hamilton, today … bike with home made trailer, Kotara, Saturday … Kotara, Saturday … Hamilton, Saturday … Hamilton, Saturday

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Book Review: 21 Nights in July by Dr Ianto Ware

I have never watched the Tour de France, just seen brief excerpts of it on TV during July, but after reading this book, I will have to watch it. Maybe not the whole race, but parts of it at least. … Continue reading

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Is skateboarding the new way to get to school?

Yesterday I saw two boys skateboarding to school. It is fast, very safe on the separated bike track, good exercise and they have the added bonus that once they are at school, they can carry the board with them and … Continue reading

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Promoting cycling across other media

I’d like to put in a shameless plug here for Steven Fleming of Cycle Space, who is promoting his new book on cycling and architecture, aptly also named Cycle Space. Steven, another Novocastrian, promotes cycling by thinking outside of the … Continue reading

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