• Flashback: Cycling in Copenhagen

    Flashback: Cycling in Copenhagen1

    • 21 January 2016

    I’ve been lucky to get to visit many interesting places overseas and have dutifully reported about these back here on Cycling in Chch. But there have also been places visited before CiC started that might be of interest to readers (especially if they have ideas we might like to try here). With that in mind,

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  • Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast leaves this Friday

    Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast leaves this Friday1

    • 18 January 2016

    This Friday 22 Jan there will be a never-before seen sight to be had. Four kayaks will be proceeding out of Christchurch being towed by tandem bikes, bound for the West Coast. The journey will take 6 days there and back and people will tag team the Mingha Deception walk & kayak sections with the

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  • 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

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  • Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast (& back) 22-28 January 2016

    Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast (& back) 22-28 January 20161

    • 8 October 2015

    The idea of Fossil Fuel Free multi-sport outings is to show you can have lots of fun doing multi-sport activities or holidaying, without burning a single drop of fossil fuel to achieve it. This is in contrast to many multi-sport events which rely on lots of fossil-fuel-burning support vehicles to transfer gear around the country.

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  • Park(ing) day Friday 18th Sept

    Park(ing) day Friday 18th Sept1

    • 11 September 2015

    Rent a car park in Central City on 18th Sept and transform it into a PARK (enjoyable public open space). Gapfiller are doing some things around the commons including RAD Bikes and ICECycles doing some free bike maintenance, there could be the bike blender from cycletrailers.co.nz making some free smoothies, and lots of other activities

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  • The Climate Kilometre Grand Parade 16th Sept

    The Climate Kilometre Grand Parade 16th Sept0

    • 8 September 2015

    Jump on your bikes, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades and join Generation Zero in a 1km-long celebration of zero carbon transport, in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November. This event is being held in conjunction with Pole To Paris, as part of the UC Sustainability Community‘s Eco Week. The Parade will

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  • Finding out about Cycling Events/Activities

    Finding out about Cycling Events/Activities0

    • 28 August 2015

    With spring just around the corner, the number of fun cycling things to do is starting to creep up – recall the wonderful variety of things to choose from last summer and autumn. So, with that in mind, here at Cycling in Christchurch we have started a new feature – a Cycling Events/Activities calendar. This

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  • Bus-Bike Workshop a Success

    Bus-Bike Workshop a Success1

    • 24 August 2015

    Last Wednesday saw the previously postponed Bus-Bike Workshop finally happen in Riccarton. Organised by the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN), this was an opportunity for some urban bus operators to join with some regular bike riders to compare notes and better understand how to interact with each other on the streets. Although we started at the

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  • Cycling in Nantes and #VeloCity2015 Conference

    Cycling in Nantes and #VeloCity2015 Conference3

    • 11 July 2015

    After the highs of a month in the Netherlands, I still had another month to check out some of the “lesser lights” of European cycling (which, compared with New Zealand, invariably still means better than most of us…). The next stop after Enschede was a train ride to the Atlantic French city of Nantes, where

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  • Bus-Bike Road User Workshop – Wed 8th July

    Bus-Bike Road User Workshop – Wed 8th July0

    • 25 June 2015

    We’ve mentioned in the past the great initiatives by CAN, the Cycling Advocates Network, to run “Road User Workshops” around the country targeted at bus and truck safety with cycling. Coming up soon is a new Workshop here in Christchurch for local bus drivers and cyclists to get together and better understand each others’ perspectives.

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  • 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

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  • 2015 Winter Solstice Ride – Sun 21st Jun

    2015 Winter Solstice Ride – Sun 21st Jun0

    • 14 June 2015

    It’s now less than a week until the fourth annual Winter Solstice Ride, and it’s shaping up to be the biggest yet. The longest night of the year falls on 21-22 June, so to celebrate here in Christchurch we will be having a fun casual ride around Hagley Park on the evening of Sun 21st

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