• Guest Post: One Ride, Two Cycleways, Many Options

    Guest Post: One Ride, Two Cycleways, Many Options4

    Guest blogger Robert contemplates a Sunday well spent… It was billed as a Spokes Submission ride on Sunday Dec 11th to check out details for the currently consulted Heathcote Expressway and Rapanui-Shag Rock (Stage 2-3) Cycleways (described as a leisurely two hour ride out to the Heathcote and return). It evolved into a four-hour masterclass

  • Historic Southern Cyclist Magazine article on Auckland Harbour Bridge Crossing

    Historic Southern Cyclist Magazine article on Auckland Harbour Bridge Crossing2

    A friend was cleaning out his garage and handed me a box of Southern Cyclist magazines dating from 1979 to 1988. I haven’t had much time to look through yet but the July 1979 issue had a very interesting read on a bike crossing of the Auckland Harbour Bridge where bridge authorities rammed four of

  • Victoria Street Denial

    Victoria Street Denial8

    Once upon a time earthquakes shook up Christchurch. With the central city destroyed, Share an Idea seized on the opportunity to rebuild a city for people, a cycle friendly 21st century sustainable city. The broad community envisioned a creative and life-affirming response to the quakes. It did not take long for car-centred politicians to respond

  • Who’s Who for Cycling in Christchurch?

    Who’s Who for Cycling in Christchurch?0

    In a relatively short period of time, it seems that a number of people and groups in Christchurch have sprung up to help encourage everyday cycling in some way. This was brought home to me a month or so back when I was trying to explain to someone from out of Christchurch all of the

  • Bike to the Future Awards now open

    Bike to the Future Awards now open0

    It’s nearly time to honour some of the best initiatives for cycling around the country. In previous years, the Cycling Action Network have held their Cycle-Friendly Awards to celebrate great cycling efforts. This year, the NZ Transport Agency have joined the party and rebranded the exercise as the Bike to the Future Awards, and nominations

  • Cycling Activities for March 2016

    Cycling Activities for March 20160

    Autumn may have officially started, but after February’s biking bonanza, there’s still plenty of cycling to be had this month. Here’s a run-down of some events that you might like to enjoy in March: After last month’s successful get-together, Wheel Womyn Wednesdays returns on Wed 9th Mar, 6pm at the RAD Bikes shed in The

  • The Subtle Art of Supporting Cycleways

    The Subtle Art of Supporting Cycleways1

    There’s been a flurry of letters lately in The Press about cycleways. While many of them have been grumbling about some aspect of the proposed Major Cycleways, it’s heartening to see a few firing back with their support for them. It got me wondering whether politicians take much notice of these as another indicator of

  • Bus-Bike Workshop a Success

    Bus-Bike Workshop a Success1

    Last Wednesday saw the previously postponed Bus-Bike Workshop finally happen in Riccarton. Organised by the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN), this was an opportunity for some urban bus operators to join with some regular bike riders to compare notes and better understand how to interact with each other on the streets. Although we started at the

  • How to Deal with Cycling on Social Media

    How to Deal with Cycling on Social Media3

    I have to admit: sometimes I can get a bit addicted when a big cycling issue pops up on a public social media site, such as Facebook, Stuff.co.nz, TradeMe Messageboard, and so on. Many of you know what it’s like: the ranting begins over a cycling topic (sometimes even when it seemed quite non-controversial) and

  • Bus-Bike Road User Workshop – Wed 8th July

    Bus-Bike Road User Workshop – Wed 8th July0

    We’ve mentioned in the past the great initiatives by CAN, the Cycling Advocates Network, to run “Road User Workshops” around the country targeted at bus and truck safety with cycling. Coming up soon is a new Workshop here in Christchurch for local bus drivers and cyclists to get together and better understand each others’ perspectives.

  • More Chch cycling events coming up

    More Chch cycling events coming up3

    It might be feeling more and more like winter (not where I currently am…), but the Christchurch cycling calendar still has a few more activities coming up that may be of interest to you: The next ICEcycles free bike maintenance workshop is on this Sat 23rd May from 11am-2pm at the new Phillipstown Hub home.

  • More Cycling Happenings in April

    More Cycling Happenings in April0

    As autumn starts to kick in around Christchurch, I hope you’re still finding plenty of reasons to get out and about on your bike (and there are always ways and means to work around it being cold or wet). In case you need a bit more inspiration; here are a few more bike-themed events coming



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