Saturday, October 27, 2012

Support the Cooks River to Iron Cove GreenWay

To GreenWay Friends and Supporters
Despite the government’s ongoing refusal to build the GreenWay, it seems the passion and support we’re receiving is going from strength to strength. People swarmed to our Marrickville Festival stand on Sunday, October 21, with people signing 270 forms letters to the Transport Minister and another 48 people writing their own letters to the Premier.

Now the government is beginning consultation on the detailed urban design elements of the light rail extension. This is a major opportunity to push the GreenWay message. Consultation commenced today and will run for just 10 days.

Although the Transport for NSW is not building the GreenWay trail, it's hoped that access to stops and a re-built bridge over Parramatta Road will benefit GreenWay users. The biodiversity component of the project is also still going ahead. Transport for NSW has said that the works on the light rail will not prevent a future GreenWay being built.

However, we understand from our local council contacts there are some key issues for concern that specifically relate to the GreenWay, including:
  • Lack of a ramp connection up and down to the new Parramatta Road pedestrian-cycle bridge. At the very least there should be a gutter to push a bike up the steps provided. Ramping would also provide wheelchair and pram access if/when the lift was out of order or in case of fire. 
  • No bicycle lockers are provided at any stops.
  • The need to use local plants in new plantings around stops.
  • The incorrect naming of Taverners Hill stop. (The stop is at Battle Bridge some distance from Taverners Hill).
  • The need for signage and art and installations at the stop.
There may well be other issues because there is very little information available at this time.

The consultation session times are below:

10am - 12.30pm Saturday 27 October at Hawthorne Canal Reserve
6pm - 9pm Tuesday 30 October at Leichhardt Town Hall
10am - 12.30pm Saturday 3 November at Jack Shanahan Park
5pm - 8pm Monday 5 November at Michael Maher Room, Haberfield Centre
5pm - 8pm Wednesday 7 November at Herb Greedy Hall, Marrickville

Unfortunately, at this time, Transport for NSW has not posted any information about the detailed design options on its website but has released some artist’s impressions to the media – we’ll advise if information is posted on the web.

Thanks everyone for your ongoing support and help.

Friends of the GreenWay committee

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ARTcycle eNews Oct/Nov 2012

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Greetings all ARTcycle cognoscenti,

ARTcycle eNews for October November.

As I write the Surry Hills Festival ( is springing into life.

The Sydney Bicycle Film Festival ( currently screening.

And Sydney Rides Festival ( is drawing to a close...

But not before ARTcycle has its yell. Tomorrow morning, Sunday 28 October, bright and early, the CultureCycle tour commences, lead by Angelina Russo. Meet 8:30am Deus 344 Bourke St, Surry Hills. Booking essential - if you haven't already sign up on the ARTcycle MeetUp website ( The event is free, brought to you through the generosity of Sydney Rides Festival, Sydney Cycleways and the City of Sydney.

ARTcycle is always looking at ways to provide fun filled and info packed events. Chris, bless him, has booked the Arcade Screen Printing Workshop ( for Sunday, 18 November. There is a fee as you would expect with a professionally run course in a working screen printing business. And to keep you fuelled a veg BBQ lunch. You will finish the day with a screen printed T of your own design. Places are limited but we need at least ten bods to make it happen. Sign up on the ARTcycle MeetUp website ( All fee paying events in 2012/2013 are eligible for complimentary membership of ARTcycle for this financial year.

Membership - a reminder for all those members that membership is due. Club rules state you are still a member until you are kicked out or resign. Don't have that niggling $20 on your conscience. We could use it to create more fun events. If you haven't already renewed this financial year's subscription then you can do so online - shoot us an email and we will send you ARTcycle's BSB details for a direct deposit. Cheque cash also ok. Ask for Craig as he is the go-to for membership subscriptions. Chris is the one writing the receipts.

Stay 'tuned' and see you on the street.


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Saturday, October 20, 2012

CultureCycle Rides Again!

Sydney Rides Festival - 28th October - come join us!

Thanks to the kind support of the Sydney Rides Festival and ARTCycle, we are offering a free CultureCycle tour and crochet workshop on Sunday 28th October in Sydney.

We'll be meeting at 8.30am at Deus at 344 Bourke Street,Surry Hills. This is a great coffee shop and bicycle repair shop. We'll have some coffee and muffins and then begin our cycle along the Bourke Street cycle way and to our first stop at the Carriage Works at 245 Wilson Street Everleigh.

After a quick bit of history, we'll cyle over to the Sheffer Gallery 38 Landers Street Darlington where we will be seeing a fantastic new exhibition by our intrepid host, Gilbert Grace. This exhibition, LUMINOUS, will be opened especially for us to visit.

From here we cycle through to the White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection at 30 Balfour Street Chippendale. The White Rabbit Collection is one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of contemporary Chinese art. Founded by Kerr and Judith Neilson, it focuses on works produced after 2000.

From here we take a leisurely cycle through to Pyrmont, looking at the views and the excellent public artworks along the boardwalk. We'll be stopping to have lunch along the way. Pyrmont has a number of nice cafes and restaurants but some are quite expensive so you might like to bring a sandwich along and enjoy a coffee and cake somewhere local.

 From Pyrmont we cycle over to the National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour where we will view some of their exhibitions and hopefully see the products of the Phoenix kites workshop run by professional kite-maker Michael Richards.

We'll then rest for a bit and do a one hour crochet workshop. I'll bring all the materials and hooks along so that you can focus on relaxing and learning or re-learning a great technique. I'll also bring along some new reflective cycle clothing that I've been developing for Xmas. I'd love your feedback on it!

We start at 8.30am and finish at 3.30pm.

The tour and workshop are free and you can register here and you can read more about ARTcycle here!

Please be aware that bikes are not provided and you must wear a helmet.

Please contact me on if you have any questions.

We look forward to meeting you!

Friday, October 5, 2012

For those with too much time on their hands.

Dear Cyclist Enthusiast,

With the cycling season up and running, there are many cycling events coming up which we are sure you're involved in! We, at Eventeamwork, are volunteer managers and are coordinating the volunteer programs for some of these events. We are in search of cycling enthusiasts who would like to volunteer for Spring Cycle and Ride to Conquer Cancer! 

Attached are volunteer call out flyers for both events and we would really appreciate you either sending them out to your database or posting them on your website.

If you have any questions or require more information about these events or the volunteer programs please contact us via return email or call us on 0477 499 130. Also, below are the links for the volunteer registration sites.

It would be great to have you involved!

Many thanks,
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Plug plug - Arcade Screen Print workshop

St Peters, Sydney 2044

4 Colour Process Screen Print Video - click play here

We print Custom Tees in Permaset Waterbased Inks - they Wash, Fit and look good. Our Tees can be washed anyway you wash a T-shirt including tumble dry, dry clean and you can even iron them ....

You can literally send us your graphic via email, choose your tees online and we'll send you back out your tees via courier - it dosen't matter if you are in Newtown or Darwin.

Or call us 9550 6965

IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST and want to be found to do Tee / Poster or Design work -

You should put your bio on this page -

Or just click on the video above and have a look around the site when it's over.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bikefest Newcastle this weekend

Bikefest Newcastle -
A community festival promoting cycling for health, fun and smart transport
  • an expo of the latest marvellous bikes, accessories and bike-related goodies 
  • art on a bicycle theme, and bicycles that are artworks themselves 
  • a fashion parade with gorgeous bikes and cycle-friendly clothes fit for work, family time and special occasions 
  • great rides around Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, including scenic self-guided routes and guided group tours for history buffs, foodies and chic cyclers keen to explore the local vintage and bespoke dress shops (For group rides you have to register online:
Newcastle and Central Coast line on The online fare calculator says the adult return off-peak fare is $11:40 (sounds right for the weekend) or $16:40 regular times. (Bicycles travel free on weekends - no weekday peak hour charge for bringing bike on train - but space will be limited.)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

CultureCycle for the Sydney Rides Festival

ARTcycle presents 

CultureCycle Sunday 28 October
as part of Sydney Rides Festival 

Join ARTcycle Inc for the famed CultureCycle ride and crochet workshop lead by Angelina Russo. Coffee, design, craft, cycling all fitted together seamlessly into a day of varied tempos and locations. 

All Riders will receive complimentary membership of ARTcycle Inc - normally $20 p/a + $1 joining fee. This entitles you to member only benefits, discounts, and specials from ARTcycle Inc events and rides.  

When: Sunday, 28 October, 2012
Where: Deus Cafe, 344 Bourke St, Surry Hills.
Time: 8:30am for 9am depart.
Bring: Bicycle in good working order. Repair kit. Money. Water bottle. Helmet compulsory - no helmet no ride. All material and workshop training provided.
Cost: Free, thanks to the gracious Sydney Rides Festival.
Book: Numbers limited, bookings essential on ARTcycle MeetUp (

Contact: Gilbert (at ARTcycle) 0434910422


ARTcycle rides are free (unless otherwise stated) and 
supervised by Bicycle NSW trained ride leaders. 

We follow the Austroad rules

An approved Australian Standards helmet is required.

  No helmet, no ride. No exceptions.  

Please ensure your bike is in good working order and bring a spare tube, a pump, 
tyre levers, a full water bottle and any other tools you may require.

It is also recommended you bring money for food and/or fares and your mobile phone.

 Maps are advisory - route may vary on the day.
All sanctioned rides will be listed on PushOn