Category Archives: Newcastle

Cycling infrastructure – Sydney & Newcastle

I was pleased to receive in my inbox yesterday an email from Sydney Cycleways, citing a cycling uptake in recent years of astronomic proportions – an increase of “82% between March 2010 and March 2012 – in many locations numbers have … Continue reading

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Verona/Newcastle: a cycling comparison

Parts of Europe are held up as the best place in the world to cycle, and with ancient cities and a more compact way of life, as well as its non adoption of vehicular cycling, this seems to make it … Continue reading

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Raspberry Gully shared path – an important link in the cycleway network

Raspberry Gully shared path is a little-used offroad bushland track that serves as a handy link between some of the better known bike tracks around Newcastle and is a very pretty ride.It is built on the old gully line, a … Continue reading

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Biking sights around Newcastle this week …

Today, Adamstown …Today again, Adamstown …At Adamstown railway gates, a five minute wait for the coal train to pass …One cyclist taking the “shortcut” at the gates …Wednesday, Raspberry Gully track …

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Bikes seen around Newcastle the past two days

The styling of this Trek at Westfield Kotara intrigued me with its saddle and grips and cream tyres, very nicely coordinated, with a basket that makes it a great shopping bike, always good to see at a car dominated centre. … Continue reading

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Shared path etiquette

There are signs at the start  of shared paths outlining the rules: keep to the left, keep your dog on a leash, pick up your doggy’s do, keep children safe, no motorbikes allowed, wear a helmet, etc. These signs are … Continue reading

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Bikes seen on Hunter Street yesterday

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Throsby Creek fisherman

I spoke to a fisherman at Throsby Creek the other day, he had ridden by bike to the Creek. He had five rods and various other fishing paraphernalia and he had carried it all on this bike …He had used … Continue reading

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Great cycling beauty spots of the world (in Newcastle)

Just sometimes, I can imagine that Newcastle has a touch of some of the world’s great cities in it. This could plausibly be Paris on a summer’s day …. but it is in fact a cafe in the far more … Continue reading

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Bikes in the evening

A commuter heading home, it just makes so much sense to travel by bike …A group of girls out at night, one is on a skateboard and one is on a bike (sorry for the poor quality of this photo) … Continue reading

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