• Guest Post: Cycling North East Chch: Part One – The Pros

    Guest Post: Cycling North East Chch: Part One – The Pros0

    • 13 October 2015

    Our regular guest writer Robert has been doing some more exploring in his part of the city: There is plenty to like about jumping on the bike and exploring the NE quadrant of the city, the suburbs of Shirley, Mairehau, Burwood, North Shore, Parklands, Marshland, North New Brighton, Avonside, Dallington and Wainoni. For starters, the

  • Help us out – Where can you bike in your suburb?

    Help us out – Where can you bike in your suburb?1

    • 11 October 2015

    Some of our most popular pages on Cycling in Chch (especially on the weekends) are the ones giving ideas for Where to Ride in Chch and specific info about favourites like McLeans Forest and Westburn Reserve. This tells me that plenty of people want to know more about places where they and their friends/families can

  • Alex Mann fined for impeding traffic while cycling on Dyers Pass

    Alex Mann fined for impeding traffic while cycling on Dyers Pass3

    • 18 June 2015

    Here are facts as extracted from the police statement to the court and discussion with Alex Mann. Extract from the Police statement On 14th May Alex Mann was convicted in the District Court of impeding traffic while biking up Dyers Pass Road. The incident occurred on 2nd October 2014 at 1.35pm, just before the turnoff

  • Have your Say – More “Accessible City” Projects

    Have your Say – More “Accessible City” Projects12

    • 24 May 2015

    Well, construction is moving along rapidly on street works around the central city, and just as quickly more “Accessible City” transport projects are out for consultation. The third set of Accessible City projects are open for submissions until this Tuesday and I have to say I’m generally rather underwhelmed… In this latest batch, there are

  • Cargo Bike Blind Spots

    Cargo Bike Blind Spots0

    • 18 May 2015

    The have been a number of articles (here) recently about large trucks and how scary their blind spots are – a bike parked in front or to the side just can’t be seen. Large trucks have turned up at bike breakfasts & other events so cyclists can experience these blind spots themselves. However, most of

  • It’s Not Just Infrastructure Stupid Part 2 – Bridges

    It’s Not Just Infrastructure Stupid Part 2 – Bridges1

    • 4 May 2015

    This is the second in an occasional series of posts on cycling related matters. See Part One here. Some of the same issues then are repeated. While it is about infrastructure, it reflects on an underlying culture of staff employed to carry out the rebuild. This time it is about bridges. 1) Antigua St Bridge was

  • Cycling in Bristol – more photos

    Cycling in Bristol – more photos6

    • 29 April 2015

    There was so much to look at during three weeks visiting Bristol. So here are a few more interesting things biking-wise seen around the city: What do you think we could also do like this back in Christchurch?

  • Hidden Treasures: McLeans Forest

    Hidden Treasures: McLeans Forest4

    • 8 February 2015

    If you’re looking for a handy recreational riding getaway that doesn’t involve the climbs of the Port Hills and is do-able with the kids, then I suggest that you look at the McLeans Forest Park behind the airport (Bottle Lake Forest to the northeast would be the other recommendation). Part of Environment Canterbury’s Waimakariri Regional

  • Bike To Work Day 11th Feb 7-9:30am

    Bike To Work Day 11th Feb 7-9:30am0

    • 3 February 2015

    Wednesday 11th February – Bike to Work Day. Come along and check out the new, improved shared pathway in South Hagley Park. Halfway along, on the netball courts 7.00-9.30am, you’ll find all sorts of cycling related fun: Try out e-bikes and other “alternative” bikes Free healthy breakfast snacks Free bike-blended smoothies Free Bike Checks with professional mechanics even

  • Last stop Boston – and Reflections on US Cycling

    Last stop Boston – and Reflections on US Cycling1

    • 2 February 2015

    It’s been a week now since I got back from my trip to the US. My last destination was Boston, Massachusetts, on the NE coast (and I’m so glad I got out of there before this week’s fun…). Boston might not be as well known for cycling endeavours, but it was the only place on

  • It’s Not Just Infrastructure Stupid – Part 1

    It’s Not Just Infrastructure Stupid – Part 18

    • 11 January 2015

    In recent times a lot has been said about trying to encourage more people to walk and cycle instead of using motor vehicles. One obvious way to do it is to build better infrastructure. But is that enough? Is there something else needed? As person who rides a bike everywhere I often come across examples

  • Bicycle Jousting a Hit at the Santa Parade

    Bicycle Jousting a Hit at the Santa Parade0

    • 10 December 2014

    A group of keen cyclists known as the Biking Vikings with support from Frocks on Bikes had a very enjoyable time in the Santa Parade with tinselled bikes, armchair trailers in a 4-carriage bike train, bees and angel costumes. The highlight of the cycling float was brothers Sam and Johnny Stockwell dress as knights with



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