• 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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  • Cycling Activities for October 2016

    Cycling Activities for October 20160

    • 4 October 2016

    Another month, another post full of cycling activities! And with the weather starting to improve we’re seeing a few more opportunities to get out and about on your bikes. Below are some of the activities coming up (free unless stated otherwise); details are still being finalised for some of them, so keep an eye on

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  • Seminar on Energy & Transport Thursday

    Seminar on Energy & Transport Thursday0

    • 3 October 2016

    Simon Kingham and Steven Muir are presenting a seminar this Thursday 6th October at Knox Church Hall (Bealey Ave) 5:30 pm (cuppa from 5) as part a a series of 4 talks called ‘reverse greed, heal the earth’. Banking and finance, water & food are the other topics. lots of interesting subjects will be covered

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  • Firsts on the Old Ghost Road – cycle trailers and unicycles

    Firsts on the Old Ghost Road – cycle trailers and unicycles0

    • 23 September 2016

    In June Steve Muir completed the first crossing of the Old Ghost Road towing a bike trailer. It was the middle of winter with a marginal weather forecast, so felt the need for a decent amount of gear to keep warm & have warm dry clothes at night. Short days mean long nights so a

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  • Way out West – Are new developments cycle-friendly?

    Way out West – Are new developments cycle-friendly?7

    • 29 August 2016

    The growth in housing demand around Greater Christchurch has seen a lot of new subdivisions spring up, particularly on the periphery of the city. Areas that were farmland not too long ago are suddenly just another part of suburbia. We’ve seen how residential development has been done in places like Germany; so how do things

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  • Photo of the Day: Chch Adventure Park Progress

    Photo of the Day: Chch Adventure Park Progress0

    While we bemoan how long it takes to build things like a conference centre (or at least do something with the Cathedral…), it’s great to see that the exciting new mountain-bike adventure park in the Port Hills is continuing full steam ahead. Reports have been popping out about the project, as it tracks ahead of

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  • Is Christchurch cycle-friendly enough?

    Is Christchurch cycle-friendly enough?5

    • 29 June 2016

    We’ve heard a lot of good news stories over the past year or so as Christchurch has started “rolling out the green carpet” and introducing lots of new cycleways around the city. But I guess the real proof of the pudding will be when people are using the facilities and saying that they are happy

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  • Guest Post: Cycling with Kids – an A to Z

    Guest Post: Cycling with Kids – an A to Z1

    • 24 June 2016

    Here’s a guest post from Jo Clendon of the site Cycling with Kids; you might recall that Jo is currently petitioning to allow footpath cycling for kids. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the great info you can find on her website: Cycling with kids can be so much fun. A great way to

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  • Photo of the Day (Night): Winter Solstice Ride 2016

    Photo of the Day (Night): Winter Solstice Ride 20162

    • 21 June 2016

    Another year, another great turn-out for this year’s Winter Solstice Bike Ride. People young and old converged on North Hagley Park at the end of Tuesday to show off their bike bling and go for a fun ride… About 265 people (give or take a few) turned up on a variety of bikes decorated in

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  • Some more Cycling Projects on the go

    Some more Cycling Projects on the go6

    • 9 April 2016

    After all the planning and consultation, it’s always nice when a few cycling projects start to materialise in terms of shovels in the ground. A couple of recent projects are now starting to take shape around the city; while they’re underway though you might have to make alternative arrangements. Firstly, the improvements to the eastern

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  • 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?

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  • Isabelle (necessary on a bicycle?)

    Isabelle (necessary on a bicycle?)12

    • 18 March 2016

    An interesting initiative is being considered by the Christchurch City Council. Following a deputation to a Community Board by a dog walker, the Council has agreed to to promote and encourage the use of bells on bicycles. The concern is that, as cycling gets more popular with the development of the Major Cycleways, there will

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