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Cycle Touring Info Evening: April 14th

I’m on my way overseas to explore various interesting parts of Europe – more about that in future posts! But maybe you also have a hankering for a bit of cycle touring around the globe? Then you might be interested in this coming event… World Travellers, a travel agent here in Christchurch, is hosting an…

So that's how you do it - trying out a bus bike-rack

A successful “CAN Do” Weekend

As another weekend comes to an end, for about 30 people it’s also the end of another rewarding “CAN Do” National Cycling Summit here in Christchurch. Based at the new Whareora building at CPIT, the delegates were treated to a wide variety of speakers and ideas presented. The programme for the weekend kicked off with…

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The sanity of cycling

Phew, what a week… 16 lectures to prepare and deliver, a bunch of student research meetings, preparing for a conference this coming week, and the usual emails and admin to deal with. It meant a lot of late nights followed by some equally early starts. The lack of sleep certainly tested the body’s resilience. And…

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Freezer recycling by bike

I had an old and very solid 500 litre freezer that had died and needed taking off to the scrap yard. How to get it there? The three wheel bike trailer was the perfect vehicle. I made the 2km trip Saturday morning down Fitzgerald Ave & into Wilsons road and all went slowly and surely.…

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Hagley/Hospital street works so far

Late last year we introduced you to the planned first central city transport works happening around Hagley Park and Hospital Corner. Just before Christmas, the diggers started work and have now largely completed the first phase and moved onto parts of the works further into the central city. So it seems an appropriate time to…

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More Fun Bike Rides coming

We might be into autumn, but that hasn’t slowed down the level of cycling yet. And with an ongoing series of cycling events lately, you’ve got no excuse to hop on your bike and go for a cruise… Some of the keener folk might be looking at riding over to Akaroa via Le Race, coming…

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Guest Post: Feeling the Love

Here’s another guest post from regular contributor Robert… As a student in the 1970’s I attended a course at a centralised Technical Institute located in the Hutt Valley along with participants from throughout the country.  Inevitably amongst classmates and friends, the timeless banter of Aucklanders versus the rest of New Zealand came into play.  During…

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Guest Post: As Easy As Riding a Bike

Here’s a guest post from Jack Jiang, kindly reprinted from his original AECOM blog post: Improving urban wellbeing: as easy as riding a bike The landscape of post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand is changing rapidly. When there is change, there will be innovation. Cycling in Christchurch is like much of the rest of the world: the media features it…