• Book Review: The Bike and Beyond

    Book Review: The Bike and Beyond1

    • 11 January 2017

    The Bike and Beyond: Life on Two Wheels in Aotearoa New Zealand by Laura Williamson (104pp., Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, RRP $14.99 e-book $4.99) I recently waded my way through David Byrne’s intriguing but dense travelogue Bicycle Diaries – it took me about six months to get through it; it just felt like hard work

  • Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast Update

    Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast Update0

    • 4 February 2016

    The world’s first ever fossil fuel free coast to coast to coast happened in January 2016. Eight people towed four kayaks behind three tandem and two single bicycles from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass, then on to the West Coast and returned again to Christchurch over seven days. The purpose was to have some fun, raise

  • 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?

  • Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

    Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail0

    • 19 August 2015

    It’s been a while between posts; sorry about that. I had some deadlines and then had a few days out of town in the Mackenzie District. No cycling down there, but lots of fun nevertheless (I highly recommend the Mt John observatory!). And maybe next time I might bring my bike… While we were there

  • Cycle Touring Info Evening: April 14th

    Cycle Touring Info Evening: April 14th0

    • 1 April 2015

    I’m on my way overseas to explore various interesting parts of Europe – more about that in future posts! But maybe you also have a hankering for a bit of cycle touring around the globe? Then you might be interested in this coming event… World Travellers, a travel agent here in Christchurch, is hosting an

  • Guest Post: Cycling in the Netherlands

    Guest Post: Cycling in the Netherlands1

    • 10 October 2013

    Here’s an interesting guest post from regular viewer Frank Dohmen (Cyclomaniac): After been away for 7 years we decided to visit family and friends in our home country the Netherlands. Since our friends and family are quite spread over the country we were facing a lot of travel time. Not looking forward to face the

  • “Somewhere on Planet Earth” – Fri 12th July

    “Somewhere on Planet Earth” – Fri 12th July0

    • 4 July 2013

    Here’s something a little different, particularly if you’re keen on cycle touring around the world: Somewhere on Planet Earth – A cycle adventure in Asia and the Himalayas 12th of July, 7:30 pm, North New Brighton Community Hall, 93 Marine Pde Suggested donation: $10 Dave Henley and Monica Yeoman are visiting us from Wellington and

  • Journey magazine – Inspiring Riding

    Journey magazine – Inspiring Riding0

    • 2 March 2013

    If you need something to help inspire you for your next ride, whether it’s a commute to work or a big cross-country tour, then a new local magazine might be just the thing. The first issue of Journey, by a Wellington/Nelson-based trio of cycle-mad entrepreneurs who go by the name Inspiring Riding, is about to

  • Xmas: What to get the Biking-Nut in your Life

    Xmas: What to get the Biking-Nut in your Life3

    • 1 December 2012

    Shock horror, there are now fewer than 25 shopping days until Christmas! Unless you’re one of those really annoying organised people who gets all their gift shopping done by August, you might be starting to think about what to get your loved ones this year. So what to get the cycling afficionado who has it

  • Fun out on the Plains & into the Mountains …0

    • 26 June 2012

    A very good friend of mine who also happens to be a keen and outrageously fit cyclist  AND a very entertaining writer posted this (true) story of a trip he did one day out to Darfield and beyond by bike so he could watch a friend jump off the top of Mt Torlesse. Have a



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