This Sunday 6 December . Brompton cruise. YEAH!! #bromptonaustralia #brompton #beer maybe a swim if it’s nice?
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We can’t wait for the 3rd Newcastle Overnight. Nicko will be doing it on the Brompton, and Maisey and Donny will be on their cargo bikes.
Head to http://newcastleovernight.com/ for rego and all the details.
We’d love to encourage you to take part. It’s a really fantastic ride. One thing that really makes a big difference is a good set of dynamo lights, and if you’d like to get set up, we can offer a 15% discount on the cost of SP Hub / B+M Light dynamo set up. It’s only for Newcastle Overnight riders though, so you’ll have to prove you finished the ride to claim your discount.
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1 month to go until Newcastle Overnight. This was a highlight of my cycling year last year, and promises to be a cracker again. There’s no sponsorship, no prizes, no registration – just you, your bike, the road and a peleton of your new best friends, cruising through the Central Coast at 3am.. Do it!!
As a special incentive, we’re offering 15% off complete SP Dynamo / Alex Rim wheels for anyone who does the ride, and 10% off B+M Lights. You pay full price, and then get cash back when you prove to us that you did the ride.. Sound fair right?
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Peter from Cycle Sydney is leading a roll around the Inner West tomorrow – ‘la tournée des magasins de vélo‘ – The ride will be checking out all of the coolest bike shops in our part of the world, but saving the best ’til last. We’ll be busting out the bike blender when the crew rolls in at 2.30, and might even have an official opening ceremony for the new Cheeky Transport Book Nook - See you tomorrow!
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Aaron and Jacqui are some great friends and customers of ours who left Jervis Bay on their touring bikes in 2010 and crossed continents with their bicycles and cameras, finishing up in Ireland two years later. As part of the Sydney Rides Festival, we’re exhibiting a selection of their photos in the shop until the end of October, and having a couple of drinks tonight to kick things off.
Come down tonight – Thursday the 18th 6-8pm.
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The Sydney Rides Festival starts next week and runs until 28th October. Riders are spoilt for choice when it comes to events, so here is our picks:
Spokespeople Street Fair & WOOP! Rolling Festival – Saturday 13th
Join thousands of other cyclists and ride up and down the Bourke Street Cycleway from Woolloomooloo to Waterloo. We will have a stall at Forbes Street and there is tons of other stuff happening along the route. Last year went off like a frog in a sock and I expect this year to do the same. Great for the kiddies.
Brompton Picnic – Sunday 14th
For proud owners of the most excellent folding bicycle in the world. Bring your Brompton and meet outside Cheeky at 10am then ride to Darling Harbour wharf then after a mass bike fold we will catch the ferry to Cockatoo Island for some very civilised fun and games.
Try2Wheels – Tuesday 16th, Friday 19th & Tuesday 23rd
Are you or a friend bicycle curious? Use your lunch break wisely and come try some different types of bikes. Better still, cajole a non-riding friend (is there such a thing?) or workmate to come with you. SydneyCycleways will also sweeten the deal with free coffee and barbeque.
Newtown Ride2work Breakfast – Wednesday 17th
Ride2Work day means two things – an opportunity for people who don’t normally ride to their workplace to have a crack at it, and free breakfast. The Green Living Centre in King St Newtown is throwing bit of a bash in Hollis Park practically on our doorstep. Not at all out of the way for Wilson Street commuters and a worthy detour for everyone else. There will be free coffee, chai, muffins and fruit. Team Cheeky will be there with our Blender Bike churning out banana smoothies. If that is not enough free goodness, the kind folks from the Bicycle Garden co-op will be doing bike tune-ups.
Being the glutton that I am (for both food and punishment) I have instigated the inaugural ride2eat challenge. Starting at Willoughby at 7am I will attempt to visit as many different Ride2Work breakfasts as I can that morning. If all goes to plan I should visit six different breakfast happenings between 7am and 9:30am. Lots of riding hard and eating harder, pretty much like an average day for me but compressed into two and a half hours. Look for the #ride2eat hashtag on Twitter or post photos of your own progress if you are up for the challenge.
DIY Panniers Workshop – Thursday 18th
We sell some pretty sweet panniers, but the DIY thing can be pretty cool too.
2 Years, 2 Bikes – A Touring Odyssey – Thursday 18th
Aaron and Jacqui spent two years on their bikes crossing the continents. We will be having an exhibition of some of their photos in the store. Come and get inspired for your next (or first) dream tour. More details to come.
Green Square Community Fare - Saturday 20th
Lots of family activities at this one, plus bike tune-ups and try some different bikes.
The Youth Food Movement Ride On Lunch - Saturday 20th, (Saturday 27th sold out)
Fully catered, ride at a conversational pace. A bit more dignified than ride2eat.
Pirrama Park Family Fun Bike Day - Sunday 21st
The emphasis is on Families. And Fun. And Bikes. So if you are in a family, and like fun, and like bikes, you should go, and take your family and your bikes with you. We will be there with the Blender Bike, the Spring Cycle masses will roll through, there is jumping castles and bungee runs. I’m going to try to ride my bike on the jumping castle, and NOBODY WILL BE ABLE TO STOP ME.
Bicycle Film Festival - Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th
Looks good, the new location at Cathedral Square is a stroke of genius. Program # 5 looks best, might organize an official Cheeky junket to that one.
Culture Cycle Sydney Rides Tour - Sunday 28th
Brought to you by our good friends at ArtCycle.
Parent and Child Bicycle Skills Workshop by Bikewise – Sunday 28th
The awesome people at Bikewise will be running two workshops at Sydney Park, one for kids aged 7, 8 and 9 and another for kids aged 10, 11 and 12. Get in quick with your registration because these should be popular.
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Registration for this year’s Dungog Pedal Fest is now open. Last year my family had a great time. We stayed at the camping ground, went on rides through beautiful countryside each day and went to the bush dance on the Saturday night.
There is a number of rides each day, the most popular rides are on sealed roads plus there is some off-road events as well. There is a great family atmosphere and no traffic so it is an awesome way for young riders to show their stuff. It is also a good opportunity for anyone who is contemplating cycle touring to dip their toe in the water and test their cycling and camping equipment.
Dungog is 80km North-West of Newcastle, so not too long a drive from Sydney. Dungog train station is on the Sydney/Newcastle CityRail network (Hunter line) so you can take bikes on the train without having to put them in a box.
The 2012 Pedal Fest is on the weekend of Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September, advance registrations close 27th August.
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Update: Eleri sent us this excellent photo of herself on her custom Bobo – “It’s at the top of the climb up Mt Hotham and that is Mount Feathertop in the background. It’s at about 1700m after a climb up from 400m and the sun has just come up. Only another 190km to go at this stage! I did the Alpine Classic Extreme 250km ride and did it almost exactly to my target time of 15 hours.”
Have a read through this thread on the DHBC Forum for Eleri’s full ride report.
Congratulations to all those who participated in the various events held over the weekend down at Bright. We’ll try and get some ride reports from the riders we know who went down for it.
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