March 22, 2010

Reader of the Week

This week we visit the home of C.B.King (CB for "Come Back"), Newcastle’s only builder of boutique high end bicycle frames. He’s ridden the Tour (one day ahead), broken titanium beneath his own buttocks, is Newcastle’s […]
March 21, 2010

Newcastle’s Fastest Growing Sport

Between 2pm and 2.30pm today, Newcastle’s bicycle polo fraternity grew by 400%, from just me at 2; to Hamish and me at 2.10; to Hamish, Egor and me at 2.15; and finally to include Hamish, Egor, […]
March 13, 2010

Newcastle Bicycle City to Surf

I was speaking to Don King earlier, about the possibility of staging a city-to-surf event in Newcastle. It would be unique, insofar as the distance from our general post office (the original and symbolic one) is […]
March 13, 2010

Gents let’s play some Bicycle Polo

Three cheers for our regular reader WeCanRideGiants for finding these most dignified helmets from Yakkay—not available in Nanny State Central, most likely due to the cost of appeasing the Australian Standards racketeers. Perfect for bicycle-polo though, […]
March 10, 2010

Best of Britain

   How could I not drive away with the 1975 3-speed Raleigh Sports, praised by Sheldon Brown as the ultimate in human powered transportation, before the boomers went in for 10 speeds.  It has a slightly […]