• Heathcote Expressway Major Cycle Route (MCR)

    Heathcote Expressway Major Cycle Route (MCR)4

    Another long awaited MCR is now up for consultation https://www.ccc.govt.nz/transport/cycling/major-cycle-routes/major-cycle-routes-consultation/heathcote-expressway-consultation/ Submissions due in by 4pm 23 December. The link takes you to the online maps and submission form, which is best used to make sure you tick their boxes but, don’t let it limit you. Email your full comments to Cycleways@CCC.govt.nz Bottom line: If you

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  • Electric Trailer Picks Up Dutch Ambassadors

    Electric Trailer Picks Up Dutch Ambassadors2

    Dutch cycling ambassadors Marjam and Edward arrived at Christchurch Airport Wednesday night to see how we are going on our cycleway building. Cycling ambassadors of course love to travel by bike and so I (Steven Muir) revamped my ‘clean green limousine’ and picked them (and their luggage) up using my cargo bike. Because the airport

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  • Guest Post: Cycling and Children

    Guest Post: Cycling and Children0

    Here is a guest post from Denise Nelson – enjoy! Cycling and Children Children riding their bikes is a great way to teach independence and alternate travel options. Helping your children learn to ride a bike at a young age and to ride alongside them will show your children a healthy activity to partake in.

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  • Cycling Activities for November 2016

    Cycling Activities for November 20160

    As the days get warmer and longer, more excuses to get out on your bikes keep on coming. There are lots of interesting cycling events happening in November. Not all of them are completely finalised just yet, so make sure that you keep an eye on our Activities and Events Calendar for the latest info.

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  • Cycle Touring the Hard Way

    Cycle Touring the Hard Way1

    Fancy a cycle tour this summer? Spare a thought for Thomas Stevens who toured from Oakland California to Boston in 1884 on a penny farthing in a mere 103 days. On his small handle bar bag he had a poncho (doubling as his tent), a spare shirt, some spare spokes, one wrench, a little oil,

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  • Um, maybe your riding is just… a bit crap?

    Um, maybe your riding is just… a bit crap?0

    Many people who cycle often express concern about their safety when riding, and typically point the finger at some of those dodgy drivers out there. Given that official crash data suggests that at least 2/3 of cycle crashes are the fault of the other party, this is not surprising. But perhaps some riders at least

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