Time for another Winter Solstice Ride – Tue 21 June 2022

It’s hard to believe that a simple fun idea dreamed up 10 years ago would turn into a much-loved institution in the Christchurch cycling calendar. But that was the concept started by Ian Wells all those years ago, with the …

Biketober – Spokes Tuesday Transport Seminars

Principally Biketober is about getting out on your bike and discovering the city. It is especially for those who may not have ridden so much in the past, but have discovered that our new cycleways, shared paths and other recently …

Flashback Friday: Thoughts from Velo-City Global 2014 Adelaide

It’s hard to picture while Covid currently rages across Australia, but back in 2014 hundreds of people from around the globe descended on Adelaide to take part in the first instance of a global cycling conference happening down under.

Flashback Friday: Where should our next Open Streets be held?

Cycle infrastructure is a key part of the biking renaissance here in Chch, but it’s also important to have a variety of events and other initiatives supporting these activities as well. We’re fairly lucky to have a pretty good selection

Photo of the Day: Grocery Shopping by Bike

Apparently in many people’s minds, biking is still something you can only do recreationally “for fun” (some people still tellingly refer to it only as a “sport” or “hobby”…). And as for doing something practical like shopping – …

Flashback Friday: Cycling in the Netherlands

After a year in which most of us have been unable to do any overseas travel, it is nice to reminisce on opportunities in the past to visit interesting new places. Regular viewer Frank Dohmen (Cyclomaniac) provided a guest post

Flashback Friday: Open Streets was a Blast!

Back in Sep 2013, the central city was still slowly recovering from the 2010/11 quakes and only opening up bit by bit. To celebrate a bit more opening up of the centre, the Council held an “Open Streets” cyclovia; this

Nominations for “On the Go” awards now open

Is there some local walking or cycling initiative that you think is worthy of some official recognition? Then perhaps you should consider nominating it for this year’s “On the Go” Awards, organised by Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) in …

Biketober 2020 is coming – Volunteers Needed!

Springtime is looming, bringing with it daffodils, government elections, and (most importantly) Biketober 2020! Remember last year?

Despite some lockdown drama, the volunteer Biketober organising team have been keeping warm during these wintery months by preparing another action-packed October …

Flashback Friday: Time for a Ciclovía in Christchurch?

The past couple of months have given us an interesting experiment into what happens when you effectively shut down streets from traffic and turn them over to people walking and biking instead. Under “normal” circumstances, you have to deliberately implement