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 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 …
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 !
Happy Cycling !