Tag Archives: bike commuting

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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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 is 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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Riding Beaumont Street

Riding Beaumont Street recently as the rail gates came up, the already busy mix of cars, bikes and pedestrians becomes more intense with the addition of alighting passengers. I cross the tracks, subtly altering my line of riding to make way … Continue reading

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Riding an ebike

Although I have written about the benefits of an ebike before, I had not actually ridden one until last weekend. It was to attend a meeting at Nobbys lighthouse cottage and, as I did not have my bike with me, … Continue reading

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Parking in Newcastle

  So, there is a piece in today’s local paper on the parking crisis in Newcastle. The places discussed are well known to locals: the hospitals, the university, Westfield Kotara and the city centre. I have written about some of … Continue reading

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Profile of Newcastle cyclist, John Harrington

John Harrington has kindly agreed to  his cycling profile being published on this blog … What work do you do? I am a registered nurse working as a Specialist in Rehabillitation. Previously I was a hospital manager in London and … Continue reading

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Women and cycling: some thoughts

There is some thought that most women will not cycle until they perceive that it is safe to do so, and that, therefore, the barometer of safe cycling infrastructure is a majority of female cyclists. See this report for a … Continue reading

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Is it good for cycling to be in the media?

I used to love seeing cycling-related articles appear in the newspaper. It seemed as if cycling was finally being accepted by the mainstream of society and that it would only be a matter of time until cycling became the accepted … Continue reading

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Bicycles in Melbourne

I always find it interesting to see how different cities cater to cyclists, both from the viewpoint of how it might provide ideas for Newcastle, and just to observe what it is like to cycle in a different city. The … Continue reading

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