Archive | October, 2013

Bathers Cafe at Ocean Baths

24 Oct


The Bathers Cafe at the Ocean Baths is going to open up at 5AM just for us !

They are going to have a copious supply of bacon and eggs ready to go and a river of coffee to keep our eyes open.  See below a link to their Facebook page with menu’s and other stuff.

It’s only 3 weeks to go this Saturday !

Route Markers

23 Oct

We have been out testing mile markers, hoping these are a heartening and memorable sight along the route….

Also, we just joined facebook. Got to move with the times. Like us?



The Route

21 Oct


See above a picture of the slightly revised route, this time we go the short way around Lake Munmorah.  There is no sign at the turn off (which is why we missed it on the test ride last year)  The turn is just at the 120km mark, for those with Garmins etc.

To download the course to your Garmin (if you have one) follow the link below….

One month to go…

16 Oct

So time flies and we are one month out from our second annual Newcastle Overnight ride.

Posters and flyers have been cropping up around town and the mysterious wranglings of the blogosphere have been kicking into gear. Mainly however, or so we are told, it’s the excited whisperings of previous riders that have been getting the word out.

Both for veterans and new riders now is the perfect time to be telling friends, co-workers, riding buddies and partners about the ride. The Sydney Rides Festival is on, the weather is nice and everywhere you look there are more people on bikes. Bring your riding group, your club, your next door neighbour. Form a gang, a posse or your own private peleton.  We hear rumors of a bromton army, oblique references to a nutter on a cargo bike, and we are hoping for a tandem this year.

We are finalising the details of the support we will be providing this year. Two tea rooms looks likely, maps and a surprising amount of camaraderie will certainly be provided. More than that, who knows…

Also being finalisied are the details of a few partnerships.  York Lane, Omafiets Dutch Bicycles, Treadlie Bike Magazine, Cheeky Transport and Mana From Heaven are onboard. There are no grand prizes or awards, but their support does make a difference. If you have something to contribute or perhaps might be keen to volunteer on the night then by all means get in touch.

Stay tuned for more to come….