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Get cycling and enjoy the opportunity to feel young again

Cycle skills training hasn't been readily available for ‘grown ups’ – but that’s about to change.

Back in the saddle – and, it turns out, it’s just like riding a bike

Estelle, one of our Bike Wise team members, has returned to the office after a year of maternity leave.  She recently got back in the saddle and had a blast on her first post-baby bike ride.  

Cycling in Europe

Cycling in Europe was a highlight for the Slomp family from Hamilton

10 and 13 year olds ride the Timber Trail

Whakatane cycling family Mike, Sarah, Romy and Maya van der Boom decided to ride the Timber Trial together for the first time last January.

A pilgrimage to the Mecca of cycling: The Tour de France

Image of Mike van der Boom cycling Velodyssey

Bike Wise national coordinator Mike van der Boom shares some thoughts on his recent travels in Europe.

Gearing up in cycling across New Zealand

Making cycling safer and more attractive

Cycling is an integral part of New Zealand’s land transport system and is now the fastest growing mode of transport in several cities and towns across the country.

The 2015-2018 Urban Cycleways Programme, announced last month by the Prime Minister, will see $296 million invested in 41 projects in 15 urban centres over the next three years. 

Urban Cycle Routes in Christchurch

Urban cycle way

Minn Brodie from the Christchurch City Council shares her thoughts on urban cycle routes in the Garden City.

Exploring Auckland’s cycle ways: From Henderson to the City

Auckland cycling infrastructure

What better way than a guided bike ride to get people acquainted with new cycle infrastructure and cycling in Auckland? That was the aim of Auckland Transport’s Henderson to the City Ride, which took place during Bike Wise month. Based on feedback received, participants were certainly surprised and delighted with the many cycling opportunities available in the city.

Submitted by Auckland Transport’s Cycling and Walking team

Waihi East School gets the golden touch

Alison Shanks and Elize at Waihi East School

For the second time in under a year, Waihi East School students have enjoyed the opportunity to rub shoulders with an Olympic athlete. That’s because Alison Shanks, Olympic cyclist and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, recently visited the school to gave an inspiring talk, emphasising the importance of dreaming big and sharing goals to gain support in the realisation of dreams.

Top cycle trails: Let’s ride the Rimutaka

Family riding the Rimutaka Rail Trail

Recently named one of the world’s hottest travel experiences by the internationally renowned Lonely Planet travel guide, the Rimutaka Cycle Trail offers an accessible bicycling paradise for New Zealanders.