• Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast 2017

    Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast 20170

    • 13 March 2017

    The second ever Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast was held in February 2017 and was much more enjoyable than the 2016 outing which got hit by a weather bomb. Five participants biked from Christchurch to the West Coast and back, with tandem bikes towing kayaks, taking a week.  The full story is

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  • Guest Post: On-road cycle lanes

    Guest Post: On-road cycle lanes2

    • 18 February 2017

    Here’s a guest post from Darren who’s been thinking about his regular commute: There’s an ongoing debate around the world regarding delineation of modes: Separate different types and speeds of travellers (think: footpaths, separated cycleways, medians, rail corridors, with signal-controlled intersections where they intersect)  Mixing all travellers together (think: shared spaces, slow neighbourhood streets, Cashel

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  • Cycling in the Wind

    Cycling in the Wind4

    • 21 October 2016

    While it’s nice that Christchurch doesn’t have much in the way of hills to deal with, it makes up for that by having fairly persistent winds. One day it’s a strong nor’wester, then it’s a beast’ly easterly, then a bitter cold southerly. And knowing my luck, it’s usually in my face both going to work

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  • Guest Post: Just another day on a bike in Christchurch…

    Guest Post: Just another day on a bike in Christchurch…2

    • 7 October 2016

    Here’s a guest post from Taylah Mawson taking in her riding experiences – keep them coming, people! Cycling in Christchurch can be a mission but it can also be an adventure. The routes are forever changing and the cycleways are continually growing. It is a town where you look twice before you turn and check

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  • Photo of the Day: Central City 30km/h

    Photo of the Day: Central City 30km/h2

    • 29 March 2016

    The last two weeks have been a little bit frustrating as we have been trying to get our website onto a new site and make a few layout changes as well. There’s still some layout tweaks to go, but at least we’re live again! The last two weeks may have also been interesting for those of you who ride in central Christchurch, thanks to the latest addition:

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Go By Bike Day 2016 10th Feb

    Go By Bike Day 2016 10th Feb3

    • 4 February 2016

    Go By Bike Day is on next Wednesday (February 10, 2016) and Cantabrians are being urged to leave their cars at home and cycle to work or school. Go By Bike Day cycle celebration stations will be set up along our city’s most popular cycle routes between 7am-9am. The stations will be set up at

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  • Photo of the Day: Matai Cycleway Rail Crossing

    Photo of the Day: Matai Cycleway Rail Crossing9

    • 24 January 2016

    It’s great to see the new Matai St East cycleway, now mirroring the older cycleway on Matai St West. As you heard recently, already it looks like it is a popular route for cyclists. But perhaps the price of that popularity has been the recent erection of a new sign at the pinch-point in the

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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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  • First Count Data for New Cycleways

    First Count Data for New Cycleways4

    • 9 January 2016

    If you build it, will they come? That’s the question hanging over many new cycleway projects proposed in New Zealand. And when you’re talking about spending over $150 million on cycleways in Christchurch, quite a few people are interested in whether new cycle facilities will increase cycling numbers. The City Council’s first efforts to answer

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  • Coastal Pathway makes further progress

    Coastal Pathway makes further progress1

    • 15 October 2015

    Last weekend I joined the City2Sumner Ride, organised by Frocks on Bikes, for a very pleasant jaunt out to the beach (thanks Connie!). The route from town out to Sumner took in the latest part of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway to be opened. Following the official opening near Scott Park about a month ago, the

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