• Guest Bike Review: The Mighty Pilen

    Guest Bike Review: The Mighty Pilen0

    • 31 May 2016

    This review from guest blogger Stephen first appeared on his blog: The mighty Pilen: a review I now own a Pilen Lyx. It’s a big, robust city bicycle, designed by Swedes, made with modern components, but decidedly old school. For some years now I’ve been gravitating towards old-fashioned bicycles intended for commuting at low speeds

  • Photo of the Day: Anzac Day Bike Parking

    Photo of the Day: Anzac Day Bike Parking3

    Like many keen souls, I was up fairly early last Monday morning to go and attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Cranmer Square. Knowing that car parking would be a nightmare (I saw people walking in from over a kilometre away), I hopped on my trusty two-wheeled steed and biked in; fortunately the weather

  • One real world e-bike

    One real world e-bike5

    There is a ton of e-bike solutions coming to market that promise to help us go further and faster but I had always wondered what they were like to ride. I love riding my bike, why would I want this extra set of gear to make the experience easier?

  • SUP Stand Up Paddleboard By Bike

    SUP Stand Up Paddleboard By Bike0

    • 15 March 2016

    I’ve been making kayak trolleys for a few years now and lots of people use them instead of driving their kayak to the water on a car, but the increasingly popular vessel of choice is the stand up paddleboard (SUP). They are flat on the bottom so don’t sit well on a kayak trolley, and

  • Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast Update

    Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast Update0

    • 4 February 2016

    The world’s first ever fossil fuel free coast to coast to coast happened in January 2016. Eight people towed four kayaks behind three tandem and two single bicycles from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass, then on to the West Coast and returned again to Christchurch over seven days. The purpose was to have some fun, raise

  • Community Bike Workshops in Christchurch

    Community Bike Workshops in Christchurch0

    • 13 January 2016

    Christchurch  has two community bike workshops – ICECycles & RAD Bikes. Both have been doing great work over 2015, contributing thousands of volunteer hours to the community and here is an update on what has been happening. ICECycles (Inner City East Cycles) has details of workshops & pictures available here and on facebook. Highlights over 2015

  • Where would you like some bike parking?

    Where would you like some bike parking?5

    • 1 November 2015

    Building wonderful new cycleways is all very well, but the effect is somewhat muted if you have nowhere to park your trusty steed when you get to the other end. Granted, there is often a pole or fence handy (and a kickstand on a bike is worth its weight in gold when you can just

  • Product Reviews: GearBest Cycling Accessories

    Product Reviews: GearBest Cycling Accessories4

    • 12 September 2015

    And now for a word from our sponsors… well not quite, but I did receive a request from international online retailer GearBest to have a look at some of their cycling accessories (they also stock a wide range of other goods, including electronics, household gadgets and outdoor gear). And so, after a bit of back

  • Spark Bikes bikeshare now in central Christchurch

    Spark Bikes bikeshare now in central Christchurch5

    • 12 August 2015

    Christchurch now has another piece in the puzzle for a cycle-friendly city, with the launch of the “Spark Bikes” public bikeshare scheme in central Christchurch last Friday. As mentioned previously, five stations have been set up across the central city, allowing registered users to borrow a bike for getting around. Early Monday morning, a number

  • Public Bikes are not far away for Christchurch

    Public Bikes are not far away for Christchurch3

    • 30 July 2015

    In amongst everything else cycle-wise going on around the city, it’s exciting to know that soon we will also have our pilot public bike scheme up and running. As you may recall, thanks to a great crowd-funding initiative late last year and some corporate sponsorship from Spark and other supporters, Christchurch will soon have its

  • ICECycles Free Bike Maintenance Workshop This Saturday

    ICECycles Free Bike Maintenance Workshop This Saturday0

    • 17 June 2015

    ICECyles Free Bike Maintenance Workshop Another ICEcycles (Inner City East Cycles) free bike maintenance workshop is happening from 1-4pm on Saturday 20 June at Delta House 105 North Avon Road. It will be held inside so no matter if the weather is wet and there will be warm food provided. Bring along your bike and

  • Cycling in London – More Pictures

    Cycling in London – More Pictures3

    • 8 April 2015

    There was plenty of cycle-friendly infrastructure to see even in my limited time around London. So here are a few extra pics of some of the more interesting sights (click to enlarge them): Next stop: Bristol! Could some of these also be used in Christchurch?



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