• Are you a “one bike” or “multi bike” person?

    Are you a “one bike” or “multi bike” person?5

    • 25 February 2017

    I’ve been observing people riding to work on my daily commute and looking at what they’re riding on. Increasingly there are some pretty cool commuting bikes, including e-bikes and stylish “upright” city bikes. But it’s interesting how many still are riding to work on what seems to be a basic mountain-bike or road bike. I

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  • Guest Post: 5 Maintenance Tips New Cyclists Should Never Forget

    Guest Post: 5 Maintenance Tips New Cyclists Should Never Forget2

    • 27 December 2016

    With all the new bikes that Santa no doubt brought, here are some words of advice from guest blogger Michael Fulkerson: It’s beautiful cycling around New Zealand when the weather is nice, but only if your bike is in prime condition. Too many new cyclists forget they do actually need to maintain their bike if

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  • Guest Photo of the Day: Playcentre Bike Parking

    Guest Photo of the Day: Playcentre Bike Parking8

    • 16 December 2016

    A good sign that cycling is becoming normalised in Christchurch is when it’s not just the clichéd “lycra road warriors” to be seen riding to work or for exercise. So it was nice to receive this photo from a friend-of-a-friend who takes her two kids to Somerfield Playcentre on the green e-bike in the photo.

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  • Bicycles of Christchurch

    Bicycles of Christchurch0

    • 31 August 2016

    Do you like to admire interesting and stylish bikes around the city? Now there’s a new outlet for you to indulge your cyclistic passion – Bicycles of Christchurch: If you come across a cool bike around the city, you can submit it to this Tumblr website for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Maybe you like the colour

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  • Cycling and the Law: Things that can go on or with a Bike

    Cycling and the Law: Things that can go on or with a Bike2

    • 9 August 2016

    In our earlier legal articles we considered what counts as a cycle and where you can legally bike. Now let’s look at what you can and can’t have on your bike (well you can take it from the earlier discussion that you can’t have a petrol motor for starters…). {The usual disclaimers; not a lawyer,

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  • Have mercy on me, a Health & Safety sinner

    Have mercy on me, a Health & Safety sinner14

    • 17 June 2016

    I was made to feel like an irresponsible criminal yesterday. My crime? I wanted to carry 3 lengths of stainless steel home on my bike for my latest bike trailer project. It was around 10kg worth of material in 3m long lengths that I planned to strap to the top bar of my bike, a

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  • Guest Bike Review: The Mighty Pilen

    Guest Bike Review: The Mighty Pilen0

    • 31 May 2016

    This review from guest blogger Stephen first appeared on his blog: The mighty Pilen: a review I now own a Pilen Lyx. It’s a big, robust city bicycle, designed by Swedes, made with modern components, but decidedly old school. For some years now I’ve been gravitating towards old-fashioned bicycles intended for commuting at low speeds

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  • ICECycles Free Bike Maintenance Workshop

    ICECycles Free Bike Maintenance Workshop0

    • 29 April 2016

    Sunday 8th May 2016 the ICECycles team will be at Linwood Community Art Centre cnr Stanmore Road and Worcester St from 1-4pm and will help you get your bike fixed up. It will be cancelled if the weather is lousy.

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  • Guest Post: Statistics, Dollars, and the Intangible (Priceless) Benefits of Cycling

    Guest Post: Statistics, Dollars, and the Intangible (Priceless) Benefits of Cycling3

    • 15 January 2016

    Guest blogger Robert has a look at his wallet (and a few other measures) this week: It was good to see the recent post from Lennyboy sharing the reports of an increase in numbers of cycles using the shared Hagley Park cycle-way. And, by comparing usage of the new Matai Street/Deans Ave crossing with previous

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  • Community Bike Workshops in Christchurch

    Community Bike Workshops in Christchurch0

    • 13 January 2016

    Christchurch  has two community bike workshops – ICECycles & RAD Bikes. Both have been doing great work over 2015, contributing thousands of volunteer hours to the community and here is an update on what has been happening. ICECycles (Inner City East Cycles) has details of workshops & pictures available here and on facebook. Highlights over 2015

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  • Cycling and the Law: What is a “Cycle”?

    Cycling and the Law: What is a “Cycle”?3

    • 29 October 2015

    This is the start of a planned series of articles to help readers understand some of the legal ins and outs of cycling in NZ. I get lots of questions about this, and clearly there is a bit of confusion and misunderstanding on some matters, so I thought I’d try to fill in some of

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  • ICECycles Free Bike Maintenance Workshop This Saturday

    ICECycles Free Bike Maintenance Workshop This Saturday0

    • 17 June 2015

    ICECyles Free Bike Maintenance Workshop Another ICEcycles (Inner City East Cycles) free bike maintenance workshop is happening from 1-4pm on Saturday 20 June at Delta House 105 North Avon Road. It will be held inside so no matter if the weather is wet and there will be warm food provided. Bring along your bike and

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