On a public holiday for all but essential services, the Fernleigh Track was full of cyclists this Good Friday morning, as well as pedestrians, skateboarders, dog walkers, high school sweethearts …. you name it ! And such a diverse range of ages too.
There were a mix of bike types, with road and MTB/comfort bikes predominating but I also saw tandems, 29ers, a Schwinn Coffee in black, a Raleigh Twenty, a snazzy “PK Ripper” fixie, and lots of family and roadie groups, kids bikes, trailers ….
Sadly I couldn’t get pictures of all these, as I was busy steering the tandem, but here are a few from today to give you an idea. Cycling is really coming along in Newcastle and the Lake, thanks in no small amount to the people behind the creation and success of Fernleigh Track. Now we need to see it linked to the other tracks beyond each end that will make it an even bigger success.