Tag Archives: Throsby Creek

More research into the benefits of cycling?

There has been much research into the benefits of cycling to underpin cycling strategies adopted by government at various levels. It is carried out by government, advocacy groups and health professionals as well as others. This research variously shows that … Continue reading

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Bike watching around Newcastle today

It must have been the launch of the visionary Newcastle Bike Plan that brought out all the fabulous bikes today. The cafe racer above was there, I love the shiny black paint, cream tyres, leather trims and handlebars. Perfection! This … Continue reading

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Vintage Spring Ride, Sunday 14 September

September 14 marks the start of Bike Week and, yes, there is going to be another Vintage Ride in Newcastle this year! With the Spring theme, we will all be wearing our warmer weather (we hope!) gear as we ride from … 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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Tweed Ride Report

  The Newcastle Tweed Ride was a great success again, with bikes ranging from classic Mercian, above, to quirky Fernleigh Trackster below …With some impressive authenticity, such as this racing bike, with its racing wheels mounted beside the front wheel, … Continue reading

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The perfect pants for bike riding

I have seen several young women wearing these drop-crotch, loose, long pants around town when riding their bikes, and they struck me as being the perfect pants for bike riding, especially in summer. The pants billow out, sail like, and … 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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Tweed Ride in Newcastle

There is going to be a Tweed Ride in Newcastle! What a great excuse to drag out some tartan and tweed … and add a wicker basket to your bike and have fun!

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More on bicycles in Newcastle

I  have been blogging on the Newcastle Cycleways Movement site recently which is why I haven’t been doing so much here. It has many things that are happening around Newcastle to improve bike riding in this city, so take a … Continue reading

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Bike friendly infrastructure appearing in Newcastle: Raspberry Gully

This work site shows how more user friendly is being constructed around here now.  It is a picture, taken today, of the entrance point to Raspberry Gully bike path at Park Avenue. The path entry has been relocated and widened … Continue reading

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