Flashback Friday – Clever Cycling Stuff: Hook Turn Boxes

If you do get out and about on your bike over this Easter weekend, you might come across a few of these handy green boxes at intersections. Back in Mar 2013 when I originally posted this, hook turns were still

Flashback Friday – Book Review: Everyday Cycling in Aotearoa NZ

Every now and then an interesting local cycling book comes along, so we like to review them and let you know whether they are worth reading (short answer: they generally are!). Our first review, back in Dec 2012 was this

Flashback Friday – Hidden Treasures: Westburn Reserve Bike Park

Of all the blog-posts we have published over the years, consistently the most popular is the one I wrote back in Dec 2012 about the Westburn Reserve bike park. Back when my kids were younger (as featured in this article),

Biketober 2019 is Here!

It’s about that time when I usually preview what’s coming up biking-wise over the coming month. However, when that particular month is October then it’s no ordinary month – it’s Biketober! Yes, for the third year running, you’re in …

Cycling and the Law: Positioning yourself on the Road

OK, time to consider some of the nitty-gritty in the road rules when you’re riding, particularly when in the vicinity of other road users. We’ve previously covered the various places where you can/can’t ride, but it’s probably on the …

Review/Preview: Big Bike Film Night 2019

Last night, Christchurch played host to the 2019 Big Bike Film Night. Another fairly full Charles Luney Auditorium audience watched a diverse collection of eleven short films about all manner of biking. More on them in a moment…

If …

Biketober 2018 – Week 2

We are only seven days into this year’s Biketober Christchurch festival and already you’ve had the opportunity to take part in thirty different events! This has included some great rides, bike workshops, training sessions, and generally fun activities to do …

Rookie mistakes that can hamper new cyclists

As spring kicks in, and a few more new cycleways appear, more people might be thinking about getting into cycling around Christchurch. That’s great to see (especially with Biketober just around the corner too) but for some newbies, there might …

Hidden Treasures: Knights Stream cycle skills park

Many families with young children have enjoyed developing their bike skills at Westburn Park in Burnside, where a playground mimicking a street network is available for kids to ride on. Now there is a second option in Christchurch for those …