Dutch Bike fact-finding Tour (from Gazelle Bicycles in Australia)

Hello cycling friends,

In May 2011 I am organising a Dutch Bicycle Study Tour for at least 30 Australians (or NZers) who will be learning about best bicycle infrastructure practice and sharing that information with their contacts on return to Australia. The journey will be filmed by 2 documentary film makers and they are looking for sponsors for the trip.

There will be a website set up that will be used as a resource for local planners, cyclists and media and I believe will be a very popular website into the future since I receive many emails about this trip.

If you or your business/organisation can help support the documentary film makers you are eligible for some great rewards. If you have a website/magazine that distributes bike related news and views I would be very appreciative of you can pass on the link - http://www.indiegogo.com/Cycling-Dutch-Style?a=56151&i=addr

I have added the participants so far on the bottom of the page....

Thanks for any help!

Cycle safe and take care,


Dutch Study Tour 2011

Total confirmed - 28 Group members

Dr Paul Martin & Dr Veronika Valena (Brisbane) - Paul & Veronika are strong 'cycling for transport' advocates. They both enjoy cycling on Brisbane's new bicycle paths to the city.

The Gosbell Family (Melbourne) - Kerryn, Andrew, Emma (13), Joel (12)  & Ben (8) - Kerryn is a Health Promotion Officer (Active Travel) with Knox Community Health Service.

John & Annette Davies (Perth) - Both are keen cycling advocates and interested in Dutch cycling infrastructure.

Marilyn Hughes (Canberra) - "I cycle for transport and am interested in Dutch cycling infrastructure. I am now retired after working 37 years for the Australian Government. All the information I learn from the tour will be passed onto 'Pedal Power' (a cycling organisation in Canberra who provide information to the local government in Canberra for improvements to the local cycling infrastructure)."

Tina Quinter (Brisbane) - Owner of 'New Farm Bikes'  (www.newfarmbikes.com.au) a supporter of practical city bicycles.

Rowena Crowe & Paulo Alberton (Sydney) - Documentary film makers/editors and avid cyclists. Are our media team for the tour. www.vidiola.com & www.jkledit.com

Dr Jan Garrard (Melbourne) -  Jan is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Deakin University (part-time), and an active transport research and evaluation consultant. She conducts research into the promotion and safety of cycling, with a focus on women's participation in cycling. She is keen to get some first-hand experience of how the Netherlands has managed to make cycling safe and appealing for all citizens, regardless of age and gender.

Lorraine Llyod (Melbourne) -  Friend of Dr Jan Garrard, works as a receptionist for an ophthalmologist, rides to work, rides for fitness, and generally prefers to cycle than use the car.

Alison Jones (Sydney) -  "I am the Sustainable transport officer for Willoughby Council and strong believer that the bicycle will have a much greater role in Australia in the future. Keen to get first hand experience of the Dutch bicycle infrastructure before the review of our local bike plan in 2011.

Anna Haygreen & Bill Bretherton (Melboure) -  "Anna is the Sustainable transport officer at Boroondara. Bill is the Managing Director of 'Human Powered Cycles'  bicycle store in Thornbury, Melbourne(www.humanpowered..com.au), and a supporter of practical city bicycles.
Ben Grounds (Melboure) -  "Ben is the Transport Strategy Coordinator for the City of Darebin and a keen cycling advocate."

Kelly Gallagher (Sydney) -  "Is project manager with City Of Sydney Council and working at a strategic level on the development of the strategy for the construction of the city's cycling network and liaison with the RTA."

Cr Sam Gaylard (Melbourne) -  "Elected as a Greens Councillor representing Nicholls Ward (North Carlton, North Fitzroy, Princes Hill, and parts of Fitzroy and Clifton Hill) in November 2008. Cr Gaylard is working on developing Council’s Bicycle Strategy (which calls for the construction of five on-road separated bike paths)."

Lyn Patrick & Bernard Hockings (Newcastle) -  " Lyn is a recreational cyclist who works as a Landscape Architect at Lake Macquarie Council in the Lower Hunter Valley.  In her job she incorporates cycle planning into the urban design of town centres, and designs various shared pathways throughout the city.  The Fernleigh Track, a 'rail trail' project that links Newcastle and Lake Macquarie LGAs along 15.5km of disused coal train corridor, and will be complete in December.  The 'Red Bluff' boardwalk at Eleebana, completes nearly 9km of the lake foreshore cycleway network around the top of Lake Macquarie and recently picked up the Parks and Leisure Association national award. Bernard is a sustainable development consultant providing training and advisory services to government and industry throughout Australia and New Zealand. He's currently building his own zero carbon house in Newcastle."

Jo Upton (Sydney) -  "Co-Founder and Director of BikeWise (www.bikewise.com.au) a Cyclist Education and Services organisation.  Also, Jo produces a radio show called BikeLove (www.bikelove.wordpress.com) on Sydney's 2SER."

Gary & Patricia Paddick (Melboure) -  "Gary & Patricia are the owners of 'Spokes Bicycles'  store in Mooroolbark & Ferntree Gully, Melbourne(http://melbournecommunities.org.au/myspokes.html), and a supporter of practical city bicycles."

Gael Reid (Melboure) -  "Gael is the Sustainable Transport & Road Safety Officer with Maribyrnong City Council and a keen cycling advocate."


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