Not Darby, nor Beaumont … Newcastle’s main street ex-mall seemed to be where it was all happening today, and I should know, as I rode around all three streets.
Newcastle East was the most appealing place with the buskers, sunny/shady streets, busy cafes and a small shop/market retail atmosphere . The slow 10km/hr car traffic doesn’t seem to upset things and is easy for cyclists to keep up with.
Here is a sample of the interesting bikes on show :
i like! – a pink raleigh cameo
I have to say, I love this Raleigh and I have seen a white 3-speed S.A. geared Cameo locally, it’s also a lovely bike …
now that’s a cargo bike!
great cafe atmosphere
a dishevelled looking oldie – the bike, of course!
not in the mall, but i find these current giant “via” models quite appealing
by contrast, darby street could only manage this nice looking linus
a reflective recyclist at the bond store facade
And finally, correct me if I’m wrong – I seem to recognise this next cyclist as Newcastle’s one and only Dr Behooving a.k.a. Steven Fleming of Cycle-Space, which just goes to show that no matter how nonchalantly you ride a Dutch bakfiets down Hunter Street wearing a bowler hat and shiny leather shoes, in this provincial regional city – you will be spotted !
an inconspicuous newcastle cyclist ?…
Happy Cycling !
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