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Tweed Ride 2016 memories

 

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Tweed Ride this Sunday, a few ideas ….

Facebook page This coming Sunday is the fourth Newcastle Vintage Tweed Ride, we will meet at Islington Park at around 9.30am for a day of entertainment and riding. If you haven’t decided what to wear yet, there’s a vintage shop at … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride 2016

This event promises to be lots and lots of fun for friends and family of all ages. Entry by donation and please bring your helmet. Muster at Islington Park near the paper bark grove 9.30AM for a safe easy chaperoned … 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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Plus fours cycling pants

How to make a pair of plus fours from long pants… I had a pair of black dress pants which would make ideal plus fours, or pedal pushers, for the Tweed Ride: they are tighter at the waist, holding them … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride thanks

I’d like to thank the people who helped out with the Tweed Ride this year, both in the promotion of it and the organisation. First of all, Peter, author of A New Recyclist, who helped so much with promotion, organisation, marshalling … Continue reading

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Penny Farthing at the Tweed Ride

A few months before the tweed ride I met Kevin, the penny farthing man, on Throsby creek bike path. Here is a picture of me and my grandson with his bike… I was envisaging some sort of stool from which … Continue reading

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The Georgetown Juggernaut

This handmade cargo bike by Michael Newton has undergone considerable upgrades since it was first built in 2012. I first saw it at Bike Hour 2012, a bit over 2 years ago. At that time, there were very few cargo … Continue reading

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The Fernleigh trackster

This bike was an eye catcher yesterday at The Vintage Tweed Ride, partly because its name referenced locally famous Fernleigh Track, and partly because of its unusual and understated colour scheme, as well as the distinctive and well-executed font used as … Continue reading

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