May 052015
 

AustCycle_SCS_LogoNCM 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 …
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Nov 032013
 

There is a new shared path being constructed in Adamstown, on Glebe Road, where the footpath used to be. This will make bike travel between Fernleigh track and the city or the university much simpler, especially around the problematic area of the Adamstown rail gates. Updates on this work and how it fits into the current infrastructure will be posted here when the work is completed.glebe rd path

Sep 012013
 

New bike lanes are planned for Hunter Street. This is an initiative of Newcastle City Council and will ease traffic congestion along Hunter Street, provide an important link in the Newcastle Cycleways Network and make cycling in the city centre much safer. Tim Askew (NCC City Centre Programs Manager) will make a presentation at the September NCM meeting at the Adamstown Club on Tuesday (10th) night.  To see the Herald article, click on the link in the first sentence above to read The Herald’s coverage.

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Aug 182013
 

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There is a new cycle path near Elizabeth Street in Carrington. The shared pathway connects Carrington Foreshore along Elizabeth Drive taking cyclists off the main road and linking up to an existing shared pathway along Linwood/Throsby Creek to Islington Park. The work will improve safety for recreational cyclists as this is a busy street commonly used by trucks to access local industry. This new path will also improve safety for commuters and other utility cyclists. Carrington has consistently had the highest rate of cycling as a journey to work in the Newcastle in the census data and it provides a vital link for cyclists to the cycleway network.

Aug 052013
 

There is a new bike path under construction on the Pacific Highway near Scenic Drive. This path will connect Fernleigh Track to Merewether via Fernleigh Loop and Faul Street.

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Here are some more photos from 16th August. This will be an excellent link and RMS are to be congratulated for building this so quickly. Its a bit unfortunate to have the light poles in the path, and we hope this does not make it difficult to get a road sweeping machine along it occasionally. The crash barrier between cyclists and cars will make this section much safer, and the retaining wall is wide enough that there shouldn’t be debris falling onto the path. Lets hope the light poles are decorated with reflective tape, and have a line marking to direct unobservant cyclists away from them.

 

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