• Guest Post: Cycling with Kids – an A to Z

    Guest Post: Cycling with Kids – an A to Z1

    Here’s a guest post from Jo Clendon of the site Cycling with Kids; you might recall that Jo is currently petitioning to allow footpath cycling for kids. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the great info you can find on her website: Cycling with kids can be so much fun. A great way to

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  • Guest Post: Cycling in Adelaide – An Update

    Guest Post: Cycling in Adelaide – An Update1

    Guest blogger Robert has been visiting our neighbours across the ditch: It is two years since the Velo-City Global 2014 International Cycling Conference in Adelaide was held. Along with the other inspiring posts from Adelaide written by Lennyboy at the time, the impression was clear that there was certainly a lot to be happy about

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  • Some more Cycling Projects on the go

    Some more Cycling Projects on the go6

    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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  • Cycling Activities for April 2016

    Cycling Activities for April 20162

    The days are starting to get a bit shorter, and some of the temperatures a little cooler – but that’s no reason to stop all the cycling! We still have another busy month of fun (and mostly free) cycling activities for everyone to get into – read on! Remember that all of these cycling activities

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  • 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

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  • Cycling Activities for February 2016

    Cycling Activities for February 20164

    [Updated event details, 6 Feb] Summer is warming up, and so are the fun activities out there for you on your bike! So here’s a run-down of some of the events coming up that you might like to mark in your diary (the details for some of them are still being finalised). Unless stated, they

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  • Time for some more Cycling Events!

    Time for some more Cycling Events!3

    The Xmas / New Year break is over for most people and, while the weather is currently miserable, that is expected to improve by the weekend. And so it’s time to start rolling out a few fun cycling events to wet your whistle! Last year, we had a great series of cycling-related activities in Chch

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  • Book Review: Short Easy Bike Rides

    Book Review: Short Easy Bike Rides1

    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

    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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  • Not-so-hidden Treasures: Hagley Park

    Not-so-hidden Treasures: Hagley Park5

    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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  • Chch Mountainbike Park edges closer

    Chch Mountainbike Park edges closer1

    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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  • Coastal Pathway makes further progress

    Coastal Pathway makes further progress1

    Last weekend I joined the City2Sumner Ride, organised by Frocks on Bikes, for a very pleasant jaunt out to the beach (thanks Connie!). The route from town out to Sumner took in the latest part of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway to be opened. Following the official opening near Scott Park about a month ago, the

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