Tag Archives: women on bikes

Bago Studio: cycling fashion

While this blog is primarily about bicycles in Newcastle, I keep an eye out for interesting developments elsewhere, and I am always on the lookout for cycling clothes which don’t look like cycling clothes. So when I saw Bago Studio featured … Continue reading

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Spring riding

I thought I was going to escape the jerks this spring, as the vast majority of drivers are wonderfully polite, but unfortunately they are around, as I found out this last week. I had an encounter with a large 4WD … 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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Placemaking: Hunter Street Mall

Hunter Street Mall is perhaps the best example of place making in Newcastle. It has evolved organically over decades via a curious mixture of circumstances. A bit of a recap: the Mall was created from a few blocks of eastern … 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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Helmets

With the Velo City Global conference having been held in Adelaide recently, the mandatory helmet law (MHL) debate has been reignited here, promoted no doubt by Mikael Colville-Anderson’s declaration that he would not ride here with a helmet when he … 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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Bikes seen around Newcastle lately and coffeeneuring prize received!

I recently received my Coffeeneuring prize in the post! Thank you Mary! And some bikes seen around Newcastle lately …

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Are there more women’s bikes around Newcastle?

I love this pink Bella Ciao, a one of a kind in Newcastle! Its owner says she gets lots of comments on it. I especially like that it has so many ways to carry things: basket, floral panniers and a … 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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