• Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast (& back) 22-28 January 2016

    Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast (& back) 22-28 January 20161

    The idea of Fossil Fuel Free multi-sport outings is to show you can have lots of fun doing multi-sport activities or holidaying, without burning a single drop of fossil fuel to achieve it. This is in contrast to many multi-sport events which rely on lots of fossil-fuel-burning support vehicles to transfer gear around the country.

  • Guest Post: Urban Cycling and Urban Planning. Friends or Foes?

    Guest Post: Urban Cycling and Urban Planning. Friends or Foes?0

    Our regular correspondent Robert reports to us from out of town… At the time that Lennyboy posted his final reflections on Europe, I was in Rotorua mainly to play tourist but also to ride part of the magnificent Te Ara Ahi, Thermal By Bike cycle trail. Re-reading the rather scathing picture about the CBD of

  • Feedback Needed: Dyers Pass Rd Cycling Survey

    Feedback Needed: Dyers Pass Rd Cycling Survey4

    Thanks for all your feedback! This survey has now closed. Following on from recent discussions with the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board (and partly spurred on by the recent Alex Mann case), it looks like a workshop will be organised with key stakeholders to discuss issues and potential solutions for cycling on Dyers Pass Rd. To help

  • Safety Improvements on Dyers Pass Road

    Safety Improvements on Dyers Pass Road8

    Discussions are happening with the Spreydon/Heathcote community board about how to improve safety on the section of Dyers Pass Road where it is narrow from Sign of the Takahe up to Sign of the Kiwi and Worsley’s Spur. Suggestions on the table initially include: Painting yellow lines on 9 blind corners to discourage cars from

  • 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

  • 2015 Winter Solstice Ride – Sun 21st Jun

    2015 Winter Solstice Ride – Sun 21st Jun0

    It’s now less than a week until the fourth annual Winter Solstice Ride, and it’s shaping up to be the biggest yet. The longest night of the year falls on 21-22 June, so to celebrate here in Christchurch we will be having a fun casual ride around Hagley Park on the evening of Sun 21st

  • 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.

  • Guest Post: Cycling and making sense of life

    Guest Post: Cycling and making sense of life13

    Another guest post by Robyn M Speed Sometimes life is like biking into a never-ending headwind. Sometimes life is happening so fast and out of control that it’s like flying downhill, both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. The most important thing I have gained from cycling is therapy. When I am in the

  • 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

  • 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

  • More Fun Bike Rides coming

    More Fun Bike Rides coming1

    We might be into autumn, but that hasn’t slowed down the level of cycling yet. And with an ongoing series of cycling events lately, you’ve got no excuse to hop on your bike and go for a cruise… Some of the keener folk might be looking at riding over to Akaroa via Le Race, coming

  • Zen and the Art of Cycling

    Zen and the Art of Cycling0

    Here’s a guest post from occasional contributor Robyn M.Speed – enjoy… I nailed that hill! It had been there waiting, patiently, quietly. No nagging. No taunting. Just waiting…for the day when I decided ‘I’ll have a crack at it and see how far up I get before I decide to turn around.’ So I did.



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