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This week, we've just had the 13th anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Christchurch back in 2011 - it really does seem a lifetime ago now. In the first few years afterwards, a lot of discussions were had about what the rebuilt city should look like - and that ...
Taking the bike on the train: completing the Hurunui Heartland Ride
Taking the bike on the train: completing the Hurunui Heartland RideAngela Cassidy18 Feb 2024Cycling routesI’ve written before about cycling the Hurunui Heartland Trail between Waikari and Christchurch. If you can get someone to drop you along the way, it’s a good day out. There’s hills, gravel, sealed roads and off-road cycleway. There’s rolling countryside, limestone valleys, mountain views, river crossings and rural townships. Over the summer break, I finally … Continue reading “Taking the bike on the train: completing the Hurunui Heartland Ride” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday: Are new cycleways OK for existing cyclists?
Flashback Friday: Are new cycleways OK for existing cyclists?LennyBoy16 Feb 2024Bicycle politics / Cycle infrastructureI had an interesting conversation earlier this week with a reporter, talking about how people are getting used to using our cycleways as they get ever busy, including lots of passing each other and queuing at intersections. It’s a nice problem to have, and evidence that the Major Cycleway network is doing its job of … Continue reading “Flashback Friday: Are new cycleways OK for existing cyclists?” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday – Book Review: Short Easy Bike Rides
Flashback Friday – Book Review: Short Easy Bike RidesLennyBoy9 Feb 2024Cycle-centric ideas / Cycling routesLast Sunday I completed the 300+ km of the Alps to Ocean cycle trail with my partner – pleased to do it (more on that in a post soon) but it made for some long days of cycling, often up to 70-80km a day. Since our return, we’ve decided to keep cycle trips to much … Continue reading “Flashback Friday – Book Review: Short Easy Bike Rides” [...] Read more...
Sun, surf and cycling
Sun, surf and cyclingAngela Cassidy4 Feb 2024Cycling routes / General A2B by bikeThere are lots of great places to cycle around Christchurch. But at this time of year, with beautiful sunny days and warm temperatures, I am particularly drawn to rides that take me to the beaches and rivers. There’s something special about the combination of clear blue skies, a coastal breeze, and the sparkle created by … Continue reading “Sun, surf and cycling” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday: A Regional Cycle Node Network
Flashback Friday: A Regional Cycle Node NetworkCycling in Chch (Guest)2 Feb 2024Cycling routesGreetings from somewhere down the Waitaki Valley! Yes, I’m currently busy biking the Alps2Ocean cycle trail; will give you a full rundown about it on my return. The A2O is part of a growing network of off-road and on-road cycle touring routes around the country; as this network expands, people will have more options for … Continue reading “Flashback Friday: A Regional Cycle Node Network” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday – Photo of the Day: East Frame Pump Track
Flashback Friday – Photo of the Day: East Frame Pump TrackLennyBoy26 Jan 2024Benefits of cycling / Cycle-centric ideas / Photo of the DayIt’s always nice biking through town using some of the cycle-friendly corridors like the East Frame and the Avon River. Nearing Margaret Mahy Playground from the south, it can be fun to take in a little diversion via the pump tracks created on the corner of Armagh and Manchester Sts. This post, originally from Jan … Continue reading “Flashback Friday – Photo of the Day: East Frame Pump Track” [...] Read more...
First Look: South Express Part Two
First Look: South Express Part TwoLennyBoy20 Jan 2024Cycle infrastructureLast week I started introducing you to the first section of the South Express Major Cycle Route, as far as Upper Riccarton. That section of the cycleway has been mostly in place for well over a year already, but many of the bits further west have only been installed in the past month or two. … Continue reading “First Look: South Express Part Two” [...] Read more...
Flashback Friday: High St revitalisation
Flashback Friday: High St revitalisationLennyBoy19 Jan 2024Cycle infrastructureThose of you who travel through the southeast part of the Central City may find that part of your route along the bottom end of High St will be impacted soon by works starting to complete the last section between Tuam and St Asaph Streets. The original plans for upgrading High St were developed over … Continue reading “Flashback Friday: High St revitalisation” [...] Read more...
Photo of the Day: New Brighton Kite Day bike parking
Photo of the Day: New Brighton Kite Day bike parkingLennyBoy14 Jan 2024EventsWhat a fantastic summer weekend! And just perfect yesterday for the Kite Day out at New Brighton Beach; lots of sun and the right amount of wind. My partner and I jumped on our bikes to go and check out the fun (also the markets along New Brighton Mall). And it was clear that we … Continue reading “Photo of the Day: New Brighton Kite Day bike parking” [...] Read more...
First Look: South Express Part One
First Look: South Express Part OneLennyBoy13 Jan 2024Cycle infrastructure / General A2B by bikeWhile there has been a lot of fanfare recently about the opening of the Heathcote Expressway and Coastal Pathway cycle routes, another cycleway has been quietly just rolling out has in the opposite direction… The “South Express” is somewhat oddly named, heading mostly west as it does (then again, the same could be said about … Continue reading “First Look: South Express Part One” [...] Read more...

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