Tag Archives: John Hunter Hospital

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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Riding from Kotara to Shortland and the John Hunter Hospital

Recently I was reading the works program of the Newcastle City Council Cycling Strategy and it recommended for Route 3 Kotara – John Hunter Hospital – Sandgate to ride via the inner city bypass then Charlestown Road then along Lookout … Continue reading

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Some easy fixes in Newcastle’s cycling infrastructure

There are black spots in the infrastructure here which can easily, and relatively cheaply,  be altered to provide a much better cycling transport system. The above photo shows the stairs which connect the upper and lower levels of Carrington Parade … 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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#coffeeneuring

Coffeeneuring is the event of going for coffee on your bike. Combining both exercise and coffee, with the option of food, it has gained a global following. It was invented by Mary of Chasing Mailboxes DC . Basic rules: 7 weeks, … Continue reading

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Speedwell sighting, multi modal travel around Newcastle, Ride 2 Work Day

I saw this old Speedwell recently at the Source Cafe beside Throsby Creek, wearing its rust with pride and not even chained up, though it did have a guard dog as you can see. It is dark blue, no chain … Continue reading

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A bicycle beside every desk

A few years ago when I was still in the workforce, I attended a seminar on Green Skills Training. As part of the introductory session we were all asked to describe the future “green” office. I don’t remember what most … Continue reading

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Bikes, health and safety, plus some street cyclists

I was at the hospital recently and happened to mention in a conversation with a nurse there that I was not wearing a helmet during summer due to the heat. I am not convinced of the efficacy of helmets, especially … Continue reading

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2012: My biking year in review

2012 started out as a great biking year for me, I reached a level of fitness around about May that I had not had for a long time, and, inspired, also by my restoration of the old Bennett, was biking … Continue reading

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Holiday riding

Evening ride to the beach on the Bennett, it was a hot day, too hot to ride much, but the evening was perfect! Shopping at Westfield, the usual bike rack I frequent was full … first time ever! this was … Continue reading

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