Bike pic race hotly contested

26 Sep 2018

A tiny tot on a trike summons the power to propel herself forward in life as mum glides effortlessly by on a Newcastle day that sparkles even in black and white.

Though diminutive in size, the little girl is the clear frontrunner in the City of Newcastle's On Your Bike photo contest, launched to celebrate our great cycleways and Bike Week 2018 this week.

While we try and teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

Check out the fantastic snaps of the nine finalists on our Facebook page and help choose a lucky winner of a brand-new bike
(voting closes Sunday).

The images, showing a range of ways to enjoy cycling and the beautiful places to bike in our city, are also on display at Newcastle Museum as part of the On Your Bike exhibition.

Magical things happen when you ride your bike.

"This contest was a fun way to get people on their bikes and thinking about how cycling supports fitness and the environment, but we had no idea we would receive such incredible photo entries," Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

"The images are creative and of a high quality, and they really do capture the joys of bike riding and the beauty of Newcastle.

"I encourage everyone to come along to the Museum and have a look at them in large format."

More than 700 people have already voted for their favourite #onyourbike piccie.

Three finalists were selected in each of three categories - health, social and transport.

Photo submissions were judged based on their creativity, technical execution and 'wow' factor.

A trip to the shops, a little bit of Europe back home, and better weather to boot.

Bike Maintenance Workshops

Want to learn how to keep your bike in good working order? Come along to one of the City of Newcastle's FREE bike maintenance workshops.

Designed for cyclists of all abilities, the workshops cover essential repairs and maintenance skills required to keep a bike operating safely and efficiently. Participants must be 16 or over and bring along a bike in good working order.

Sessions are offered on three Saturdays at 2pm - 29 September, 13 October and 3 November.

Sessions are limited to 12 spaces so register now.