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Tweed Ride 2016 memories

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Is it better to have a cycling strategy or a transport strategy?

The last Newcastle Cycling Strategy and Action Plan released by the City of Newcastle was in March 2012. It set as its targets: “in accordance with the NSW BikePlan target, increase mode share to cycling to 5% for trips less … Continue reading

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A black spot in Newcastle’s cycling network

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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 CafĂ© 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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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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