• Guest Post: As Easy As Riding a Bike

    Guest Post: As Easy As Riding a Bike0

    • 1 March 2015

    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

  • Show me the money – The Economics of Cycleways

    Show me the money – The Economics of Cycleways9

    • 22 February 2015

    Spending any significant sum of money by the City Council tends to attract the scrutiny of some ratepayers, especially if they’re dubious about the benefits to be gleaned from the investment. We’ve seen some of that with the planned expenditure on a convention centre and new stadium for example. Some people have also been questioning

  • Christchurch – The City that… Cycles ??

    Christchurch – The City that… Cycles ??0

    • 19 September 2014

    Regular guest blogger Robert has returned from his overseas travels and now turns his attention back to Christchurch… Over the years, and more particularly since the earthquakes, there has been concern conveyed from various sources in the tourism, marketing and administrative areas of our city about a ‘lack of focus’ for Christchurch. What does Christchurch

  • Cycle-Friendly Award Finalists Announced

    Cycle-Friendly Award Finalists Announced3

    • 30 August 2014

    Earlier we announced the call for nominations for the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) Cycle-Friendly Awards (sponsored by NZTA), the regular celebration of everyday cycling in New Zealand. Now the finalists have been announced, covering a wide range of people and initiatives. The winners will be announced as part of the Conference Dinner for this year’s

  • What if… it was safe to cycle in Christchurch? Seminar Wed 11 June

    What if… it was safe to cycle in Christchurch? Seminar Wed 11 June1

    • 25 May 2014

    Following the success of the previous cycling-related “What If Wednesday” events held by the University of Canterbury, another interesting event is coming up in a couple of weeks. Two years ago, Geography Professor Simon Kingham posed the question “what if cycling was safer than driving?”, and explored the true risks (or not) cycling in New

  • Webinar: The Business Case for Improving Cycling Infrastructure – 20 Nov

    Webinar: The Business Case for Improving Cycling Infrastructure – 20 Nov1

    • 16 November 2013

    A very useful event is coming up, thanks to the efforts of some of our cycling friends in Dunedin and elsewhere around the country. Kelly Brough, President and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (Colorado USA), has agreed to present a 1-Hour Webinar exclusively for a Kiwi audience this Wednesday 20th November at

  • Biking – Easier on the Body

    Biking – Easier on the Body2

    • 26 October 2013

    I’ve had a few significant aches and pains lately (mostly self inflicted – don’t play football against your son’s team…) and have been feeling less mobile than normal. This was then exacerbated when I moved into my new house last week (more cycling thoughts about that in later posts). Exacerbated because this new house is

  • Velo-City Global Cycling Conference is coming to Adelaide 2014

    Velo-City Global Cycling Conference is coming to Adelaide 20143

    • 8 September 2013

    Psst, want to go to a world-class cycling conference right on your back door? In case you hadn’t heard, the Velo-City Global cycling conference series is coming to Adelaide in May 2014. Velo-City is something of an institution in cycling circles. Typically held over four days, it is an incredibly diverse celebration of everyday cycling

  • The spirituality of cycling

    The spirituality of cycling2

    • 30 August 2013

    I’ve always been convinced that one of the greatest benefits of cycling is a spiritual benefit – the sense of appreciating the beauty of the world & feeling more connected to it as I zoom around the Port Hills. I even started the cycling church to promote this concept and wrote a somewhat flippant book called

  • Bike safety article

    Bike safety article0

    • 28 August 2013

    Earlier in the year I was making smoothies at the energy future expo on the bike blender and chatting to people about cycling. I estimated over 8 out of 10 people said they would cycle more but it was too dangerous which I always try to dispute. I wish I had this article to show them, that

  • Guest Post: How did a 50-year-old get back into cycling?

    Guest Post: How did a 50-year-old get back into cycling?2

    • 30 July 2013

    Here’s another guest blog, this time by a recent convert to riding, Robyn M. Speed: I blame my son, Andy. It’s a bit unfair to blame him really, when it all came about because he crashed his bike on the Port Hills. Thankfully he was okay – multiple grazes and concussion, but no broken bones,

  • Tyres, and an introduction from a newbie.

    Tyres, and an introduction from a newbie.2

    • 26 July 2013

    I’ve never had a flat tyre.  Never.  There are two reasons for that – the first is I have only been cycling for a couple of years, and until recently my commutes have been pretty short – a couple of kilometres.  The other reason is sheer blind luck.  I’ve got tyre irons, a spare tube,



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