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Bicycle Network is urging bike riders from across New South Wales to unite and rally against the state government’s plan to introduce mandatory ID and dramatically increase fines for bike riders.
The public rally against the NSW government’s new and prohibitive cycling laws is set to be held in Martin Place between 7:30am – 8:30am, on Thursday 18 February – the first week of parliament for the new year.
The Kurri Mongrels and Kurri Kurri Rotary club are hosting a series of rides from Friday April 1st to Sunday April 3rd to raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Newcastle Cycleways Movement is a group of cyclists committed to improving conditions for cycling in greater Newcastle. We are keen on cycling for transport, fitness, fun, and the environmental benefits that could result from reduced use of cars.
We are engaged in consultative processes with Newcastle City Council, Lake Macquarie City Council and NSW Roads and Maritime Services.
NCM over the years has played a key role in lobbying for the high quality regional cycleways such as the Fernleigh track and the Wallsend to Glendale cycleway, but now want to see a step change in provision of cycling infrastructure as NSW aims at the target of 5% of urban trips by bike in 2016.
NCM has links to Bicycle NSW, and NUBUG.
Some of you may be aware that a group of our friends from the Geriatric Playgroup have been riding from Perth’s Kings Park to King Edward Park in Newcastle over the last two months, and are due to arrive home on Thursday 12 November at KE Park at about 1PM. A welcoming BBQ is planned, to which you are all cordially invited – cost $5 per head paid on the day. The actual meeting point will be at the H Buchanan monument in the park – I’m sure you won’t miss the gathering!
Our intrepid travellers have endured epic adventures and have executed their riding plan with consummate skill and dedication. They are to be commended and we look forward to welcoming them home. Some media attention is expected.
If you’re available on Thursday, please make the effort to attend the BBQ and welcome your fellow cyclists home in style. If you are interested in riding some or all of the final day’s route with them, please contact the secretary for further information.
Our regular membership meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, 10 November, 7 PM at South Newcastle Rugby League Club, Llewellyn Street, Merewether.
The guest speaker has been confirmed as Mr Glen Spicer, Director of EJE Architecture in Newcastle. Glen and his team have done a considerable amount of research and analysis of the various options around the CBD revitalisation project on behalf of The Property Council, and have come up with intriguing alternative scenarios to the four “talking points” put forward by Urban Growth in their community consultation to date. I’m sure the discussion will be of interest to many of our members, as these scenarios have great relevance to cycling to and within the CBD.
NCM has organised for Austcycle to deliver training for their Skills Instructor Course in Newcastle. This training will be delivered on Friday 15 May 2015. This will give you accreditation to deliver training to new cyclists with an Austcycle accredited provider. The cost and prerequisites are outlined on their site, linked below. The prerequisite for a coaching qual can easily be met with a free online questionnaire if you do not have the other quals listed. You also need to have a working with children check and a first aid certificate.
If you are interested in doing this course, please enrol online. If you have any questions you can message us on Facebook. If you complete your accreditation you will be able to deliver the training via NCM …
The Cyclesafe Network was launched on September 1 at Throsby Creek near Source Cafe. Speakers included Sonia Hornery MP for Wallsend, professor Tim Roberts from the Tom Farrell institute, Deb Moore from the Heart Foundation, Karen Howard then chair of Hunter Medicare Local, Kyle Loades from the NRMA, councillor Nuatali Nelmes, as well as Peter Lee and Ben Ewald from NCM.
We now want to build as much community support as possible before the March election, so if your community group would like to hear about the CycleSafe Network we would love to come and talk to your next meeting.