A team of people power Spokes.  We meet monthly to discuss upcoming submissions on Christchurch City Council plans that affect cycling and cyclists, lobbying activities and sometimes listen to presentations from various people on cycling and community issues.

Any member is allowed to attend a Core meeting which is normally held the first Thursday of the month at Ara, February to December.  Please contact the Spokes Secretary, secretary@spokes.org.nz, for details on meetings.

Spokes Key Positions

Don Babe Chair chair@spokes.org.nz
George Laxton Secretary secretary@spokes.org.nz
Robert Fleming Treasurer treasurer@spokes.org.nz
Stephen Wood Newsletter Editor newsletter@spokes.org.nz
Anne Scott Submissions Coordinator submissions@spokes.org.nz


Spokes Exec

I am the current Chairperson of Spokes Canterbury and can be contacted on 021 280 9535.

A cyclist as a youth but re-born after studying transport policy at Lincoln in 2002-4.

Love cycling as a commuter and cycle touring, I have also been known to enter races but struggle to take them seriously (that means I am not very good).

I work as an accountant so I can enjoy time on the bike at the weekend. My three kids have left home and my wife will join me on cycling recreation activities so what more can you ask for?

We have a blueberry farm that my wife is working on full time so summers are busy selling blueberries.



Spokes Exec

Current job title: Electrician.

I've lived in Ōtautahi Christchurch for all of my life. I'm passionate about our city and making it the best it can be.

I joined spokes end of 2022 and stepped into the role of secretary, I have long been interested in moving around car lite/free with my first forays into micro mobility when I bought my first electric skateboard which I used daily to get to work.

I was inspired after watching some videos online to go completely car free and now I cycle everywhere I go either on my E-bike or pedal bike. I thoroughly enjoy using the current cycle network and seeing the city from a different perspective.

I'm looking forward to getting stuck in and creating a better city for all.



Spokes Core

I have spent much of my working life in Christchurch practicing as a Pharmacist. Cycling as much as possible is a bit of a passion for me, beginning in the 1960’s riding to school in North Canterbury. I appreciated the convenience and economics of work commuting whilst living and working in London and dabbled in some simple cycle tourism whilst overseas.

Since the Christchurch earthquakes it has become obvious to me how important it is to have a cycle friendly city to live in , whether it be for a resilient city, a clean and friendlier city, or for the convenience ofsimply getting from A to B in style. Fitness is an added bonus. I am loving the Great New Zealand Rides and enjoy riding a mountain bike on gentle hills in beautiful places.