• Book Review: The Bike and Beyond

    Book Review: The Bike and Beyond1

    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

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  • Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast Update

    Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast Update0

    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

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  • Where are your Favourite Places to Cycle?

    Where are your Favourite Places to Cycle?2

    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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  • Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

    Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail0

    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

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  • Cycle Touring Info Evening: April 14th

    Cycle Touring Info Evening: April 14th0

    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

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