Ride to Work 2011

If you’ve ever thought of riding to the Uni this is the day to give it a go as thousands of new riders will be dusting off their bikes all over Australia.

Ride to Work Day is a national event held every year to celebrate the use of a greener and healthier mode of transport – the bike!

We are encouraging new and existing cyclists to jump on their bikes and ride to campus on Wednesday October 12.

There is a free breakfast provided at the Forum and you can join one of two Bike Buses to meet up with other cyclists riding to Uni.

Register here and make sure you select the correct Address: The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW

(When you register you go into the running nationally to win prizes and it lets us know numbers for catering breakfast.)

Breakfast

Staff and students are invited to ride to uni and grab a free brekky!!

Nusport will be hosting a free breakfast for riders at the Callaghan campus: 8-9am at the Forum. Try to get there around 8am if you want some food!

Bike Bus Route 1

Ride to Work bike bus along route 6.  Leaves the Honeysuckle Forum Gym 7am, then Islington Park (TAFE end) 7:30am, Waratah station 7:40am, Uni Forum 8am

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Bike Bus Route 2

Ride to Work bike bus from Fernleigh Track. Leaving Newcastle end of Fernleigh Track 7am, then Knights Stadium 7:20am, Jesmond Park near lights crossing 7:40am, Uni Forum 8am

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Developing Route One

Nic Batt has been doing great work talking with the council and Newcastle Cycleways Movement about signage for Route One cycleway. The route follows the foreshore cycle path to Islington Park, then follows the rail line to Uni. To read his proposal Download the pdf and please get in touch with any feedback.

Ride To Work Day 13 October

Staff and students are invited to ride to campus and grab a free brekky!!

If you’ve ever thought of riding to the Uni this is the day to give it a go as thousands of new riders will be dusting off their bikes all over Australia. Ride to Work Day is a national event held every year to celebrate the use of a greener and healthier mode of transport – the bike!

We are encouraging new and existing cyclists to jump on their bikes and ride to campus on Wednesday October 13. An early start but be rewarded with a yummy breakfast on campus!

On the day, the University will be hosting a free breakfast for riders at the Callaghan campus and the Ourimbah campus for registered participants.

Please register here so theres enough breaky for everyone.

Register now at the national Ride to Work site for a chance to win prizes http://www.bv.com.au/ride-to-work/91752/

There are three organised routes to Campus.

Route 1: Customs house to Uni Forum

Two busses on this route.The ‘Normal Bus’ leaving Customs house at 7am, then Islington Park (TAFE end) 7:30am, Waratah station 7:40am, Uni Forum 8am (Driver = Daniel Endicott)

The ‘Express Bus’ leaving Customs house at 7:30am and arriving Uni Forum 8am (Driver = Tom Marshall)

Route 2: Fernleigh Track to Uni Forum

Leaving Newcastle end of Fernleigh Track 7am, then Knights Stadium 7:20am, Jesmond Park near lights crossing 7:40am, Uni Forum 8am (Driver = Gary Ellem )

Route 3: Wallsend to Uni Forum

Leaves Wallsend Gazebo 7:20am, then Jesmond Park near lights crossing 7:40am, Uni Forum 8am (Driver = Gus Potts)