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Ride2Work Day

Next Wednesday is Ride to Work Day, Newcastle Council is holding a free breakfast for all cycling commuters at Wheeler Place, just arrive on your bike! Ride to work day is a great way to start your cycling commuting. There … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride 2015

The Newcastle Tweed Ride was again an outstanding success with around seventy people showing up to display their bicycle and costume vintage handiwork. It was great to see a penny farthing in attendance again and also to see people getting … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride 2015

  This year’s Tweed Ride will be on Sunday 7 June. Starting at Islington Park at 9am for a 10am start, we ride to Nobbys accompanied by a wonderful story teller. So start trawling those op shops for a set … 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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Metro Cycles, Newcastle West End

I’ve written before about the Bank Corner Café and how the area around Bank Corner has become a “place” in Newcastle. With its adjoining laneway covered in murals and other art works and its pavement seating and decorative paving, it … Continue reading

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Bago Studio: cycling fashion

While this blog is primarily about bicycles in Newcastle, I keep an eye out for interesting developments elsewhere, and I am always on the lookout for cycling clothes which don’t look like cycling clothes. So when I saw Bago Studio featured … Continue reading

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Tigra bike mount for iPhone 5

This bike mount would be very handy for those who want to use cycling apps or to record their rides or to take photos while riding. The mount for the casing fits easily onto the handlebars with the use of … Continue reading

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Safe riding in Melbourne

On a recent trip to Melbourne I was able to borrow a bike for a few days, which gave me an entirely different perspective on this city which is touted to be the leading Australian cycling city. The bike I … Continue reading

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Changes…

There have been many changes around Newcastle lately. The biggest one is the cutting of the rail line and terminating of trains at Hamilton. This has created a lot of havoc as it means the traffic around the station has … Continue reading

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Four years of blogging about bikes in Newcastle

It’s been four years since I started this blog and I’m evaluating whether things have changed much in Newcastle to make it more bike friendly. There are now green bike lanes in some streets and I recall the first time … Continue reading

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