Vicki
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  • Newcastle, NSW
  • Australia
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Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"The RMS has several articles from that era published on their site under research in the cycling section. They all acknowledge the reduction in cycling numbers that was taking place but all expressed the belief that numbers would recover. It never…"
Jun 7
Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"I would say that the very existence of this enquiry would give a lot of credibility to any court challenges and may even make enforcement of helmet laws redundant. Though I have not seen any media coverage of it, not sure why that is."
Nov 27, 2015
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Newcastle Tweed Ride at Islington Park Islington

June 7, 2015 from 9am to 1pm
Free event. Wearing vintage clothing and riding your vintage or classic bike, join us for a ride of about 6km along Newcastle's scenic harbour, all off road cycling.Prizes and coffee available at the end at Nobbys Beach.See More
May 16, 2015
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Newcastle Vintage Spring Ride at Nobbys beach

September 14, 2014 from 8:30am to 12pm
September 14 marks the start of Bike Week and, yes, there is going to be another Vintage Ride in Newcastle this year!With the Spring theme, we will all be wearing our warmer weather (we hope!) gear as we ride from Nobbys to Islington Park along the Foreshore and Throsby Creek, then return to Linwood Shores Estate for a FREE breakfast kindly provided by Newcastle City Council to celebrate. Flowers and vintage bikes will be the order of the day.En route we will be entertained by a Master of…See More
Aug 28, 2014
Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"I attended this meeting too. It was an extremely valuable day and I am still processing many things that were said. I, along with many others, have thought through the helmet debate but I was very glad to hear Alan's views about the MHLs being…"
Aug 27, 2014
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Newcastle Tweed Ride at Newcastle NSW

June 22, 2014 from 9am to 2pm
The second Newcastle Vintage Tweed Ride is happening soon. Sunday 22 June, 9am registration for a 10am start at Islington Park, Islington. Ride to Nobbys beach via Throsby Creek bike path. Fun and games at the end, refreshments for sale or bring your own picnic. FREE event, sponsored by Newcastle City Council. Wear a helmet.
Jun 5, 2014
Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"This article provides some good arguments against mandatory helmet law... http://m.guardian.co.uk/environment/bike-blog/2013/jul/09/bike-blog-cycling-road-safety#comments"
Jul 10, 2013
Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"I recently asked my doctor for a letter stating that I don't need to wear a helmet in summer due to a medical condition which makes it difficult to regulate my temperature in either hot or cold conditions. He refused, he seemed to have a good…"
Jun 17, 2013
Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"That's interesting Dan. Either medical exemptions are legal or not, it would seem to be fairly straightforward. But then if your doc says you shouldn't wear one, who is to argue? Who wins, the doctors or the law?"
May 17, 2013
Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Alan, I will definitely report back about this. I feel that if I have the letter then I wont get booked, as you say. I have been warned once but not booked so far."
May 14, 2013
Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Today I asked my immunologist if he could give me a letter stating that I can't wear a helmet in summer due to the heat, as this is the only time I usually ride helmetless, and he said that it won't make any difference to the police, they…"
May 14, 2013
Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"I have a problem with heat in summer as I have a medical condition which makes it difficult to regulate my body temp so I'm going to ask my doc for a letter. I don't believe that medical exemptions apply in NSW but I'm going give it a…"
May 13, 2013
Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"@ Paul her comment was so many shades of wrong and left so many factors out and also she was unwilling to really discuss this issue that my reply was simply that "the research is very divided about the issue of helmets" and left it at…"
May 13, 2013
Vicki commented on Colin's group Helmetless riders
"Good info Paul. I had a nurse tell me that having worked in accident and emergency she would never condone helmetless riding after seeing the injuries from this practice. But she made no mention of the number of injuries and of course, just being a…"
May 13, 2013
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Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
I live in Newcastle
Tell us about your bikes
A vintage Speedwell, circa 1960
A vintage Bennett circa 1980
A Giant ladies cypress
About Me:
I usually ride my loopframe Speedwell around town, I blog about riding in Newcastle and occasionally Sydney. I've had the speedwell since I was a child, now it's a bit of a frankenbike in the attempt to keep it roadworthy, but it's much more comfortable than any modern bike I've ridden so I prefer to ride it whenever I can. I restored the Bennett so it's more of a city bike and find that when I ride it I get around much faster. I have a child seat on the back of my Giant now so I can take my grandson riding too. My daughter has a Nihola three wheel cargo bike that she carries both her children in as well.
Website:
http://bicyclesinnewcastle.com

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