• Cycling in the Cold

    Cycling in the Cold1

    • 21 June 2016

    Some of you may be getting ready to brave the elements for the Winter Solstice Ride. Maybe at other times, it’s just about biking to work on a frosty Canterbury morning. Whatever the situation, if you spend long enough riding around Christchurch then at some point you will have to deal with keeping warm on

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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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  • Has Auckland Cycling turned a corner?

    Has Auckland Cycling turned a corner?0

    • 13 March 2016

    So I spent half of last week up in Auckland attending the annual IPENZ Transportation Conference. As always, the conference itself was a great mix of technical and policy presentations, including some very interesting speakers talking about the possible ways that transport may dramatically change how we get around; be it self-driving vehicles, Uber-like call-up

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  • Book Review: Short Easy Bike Rides

    Book Review: Short Easy Bike Rides1

    • 19 January 2016

    by Jonathan Kennett (131pp., Kennett Brothers Ltd, Wellington, RRP $24.90) The Kennett Brothers have built up a well-earned reputation for cycling books in New Zealand, including guides to the best mountain-bike haunts, NZ cycling history, and touring on the NZ Cycle Trails. The latest offering from them sees them targeting some rides a bit closer

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  • Where are your Favourite Places to Cycle?

    Where are your Favourite Places to Cycle?2

    • 5 January 2016

    It’s summer time and people are out enjoying the warmer weather in many ways (when the rain goes away…), including on their bikes. Maybe you’ve been able to try out some of the great places for cycling around Christchurch, or maybe you’ve headed away and tested out a few cycling routes elsewhere in the country?

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  • Photo of the Day: Rolleston Ave Shared Path

    Photo of the Day: Rolleston Ave Shared Path0

    • 2 January 2016

    One of the more popular places to ride a bike in Christchurch is along Rolleston Ave in front of Christ’s College, Canterbury Museum and the Botanic Gardens. This section of shared pathway (mostly 3m wide) provides a useful connection to/from Hagley Park, the reopened Boatshed Bridge, and further afield for both recreational and commuter riders

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  • Not-so-hidden Treasures: Hagley Park

    Not-so-hidden Treasures: Hagley Park5

    • 24 December 2015

    New York might have its Central Park, but our jewel in the crown is of course Hagley Park. It’s a recreational and sporting home for all manner of activities, be it golf, cricket, jogging, canoeing, or just feeding the ducks. And not surprisingly it’s also a great place to go for a cycle ride too.

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  • Photo of the Day: Xmas Shopping by Bike

    Photo of the Day: Xmas Shopping by Bike4

    • 23 December 2015

    ‘Tis the season, and everyone is frantically rushing around getting their festive goodies. That tends to mean that traffic and parking get a bit crazy, which duly gets reported in the media (not that it’s really “news” if it happens every year…) You may have heard of the term “quaxing” (i.e. shopping without a car);

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  • Would you like to see adult cycle training in Christchurch?

    Would you like to see adult cycle training in Christchurch?0

    • 14 December 2015

    {NB: Online survey has now closed} A question I get asked reasonably often is whether there is any cycle training for adults around Christchurch. Sadly, at the moment, the answer is “no, not really”. We have our wonderful Cycle Safe training programme in schools but, for a cycling-friendly city, it is surprising that there hasn’t

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  • Chch Mountainbike Park edges closer

    Chch Mountainbike Park edges closer1

    • 6 December 2015

    For those of us who like to play on our bikes as well as get from A to B, there was promising news this week from the developers of a planned mountain-bike adventure park in the Port Hills. As reported previously, this is a $20+ million development in the hills above Worsleys Rd valley near

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