Kia ora everyone, The Aotearoa Bike Challenge in February 2023 is nearly here. This is your time to register for 2023 and to help more people discover the joys of cycling. Registration is free on the Love to Ride NZ site. You can join more than one group including community groups like Spokes (Canterbury), your […]
Bikepacking Talk – Biketober 2022
As part of Biketober 2022 Spokes member Richard Smith gave a talk on Bikepacking, with thoughts on gear, preparation and some ideas of routes in and around Canterbury. He has made the slides from the talk available BikepackingTalk-Oct22.
Spokes AGM. Thursday May 26th 6.00pm. St Albans Community Centre / Kohinga
Spokes 2022 AGM will be held at Albans Community Centre – Kohinga 1049 Colombo Street, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Car and Bike Parking at 126 Caledonian Road Kohinga is most easily accessed from Colombo St, and is approximately 100m south of Colombo St in Edgeware Village Please watch this space as previous minutes and agenda […]
Worcester Street cycleway connection (CCC – 488)
Spokes Submission to CCC on Worcester Street cycleway connection https://ccc.govt.nz/the–council/haveyoursay/show/488 Introduction Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/). Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch area. We would […]
Antigua Street cycle improvements (CCC – 487)
Ref: https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/487 Introduction Spokes Canterbury (http://www.spokes.org.nz/) is a local cycling advocacy group with approximately 1,200 members and is affiliated with the national Cycling Action Network (CAN – https://can.org.nz/). Spokes is dedicated to including cycling as an everyday form of transport in the greater Christchurch area. We would like the opportunity to appear at any public […]
Linwood Village streetscape plan (CCC – 486)
(Re: https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/486) Fri 4/03/2022 11:00 a.m. Hi Hannah and CCC team As discussed here is our late but acceptable submission in terms of timeliness. On balance Spokes really likes this set of changes and is excited to see these changes and further changes mooted for Worcester St per https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/488. For cyclists Worcester St offers a […]
Ferry Road cycleway trial (CCC – 379)
https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/haveyoursay/show/379 Ferry Road cycleway trial Hi Clare Here is Spokes’ brief submission on this trial. On a personal note, I have used this stretch of road many times as it is part of my direct route from my home in Sumner to Ara and on to the CBD. The different road layout never fails to […]
Biketober 2021 is coming!
Biketober 2021 is only a few months away and already there are heaps of ideas for events, including the ever popular Biketober Passport, Biketober Rave, and Bikes, Beers and Banter – plus several new events that will be announced in the not too distant future. 🤩 If YOU (yes YOU) have an idea for an […]
Spokes 2021 AGM. Tues 25 May 2021 6pm. Pegasus Arms.
Once again it is time for our AGM. This year it will be held at the Pegasus Arms, 14 Oxford Terrace (near Christchurch Hospital). The Pegasus Arms is also easily accessed from Tuam Street between Antigua & Montreal Street, closer to Antigua Street end. Emily Cambridge, a Landscape Architect working in the area of Active […]
Together we Cycle – DUTCH FILM FESTIVAL 29 APRIL & 2 MAY 2021 Celebrating Dutch Culture
Together we cycle Against all odds, the Dutch kept cycling. In this documentary, people tell the story of navigating a bumpy road which ultimately led to a place where cycling is an obvious choice for most. Opening night screening: Lumiere Cinema, Rolleston Ave, Arts Centre, Christchurch 29 April @ 7.30pm. Drinks & nibbles from 6.30pm.
Annual General Meeting 2020
Annual General Meeting 2020 Join the people who make Spokes happen. Following on from the Covid-19 lockdown and into the recovery phase we can help shape Christchurch’s cycling landscape. Spokes Annual General Meeting will be held online via ZOOM on 28 May at 6pm. If you would like to join the AGM please email your […]
2Walk&Cycle Conference 2018
The bi-annual 2Walk&Cycle conference is being held in Palmerston North this year from 30 July to 1 August. Advocate registration costs are $385 and close this Friday 15 June.
Where in the World?
To celebrate the first ever Bike Expo to be held in Christchurch on October 28th and 29th at the Wigram Air Force Museum, Biketober is giving FIVE people the opportunity to win TWO entry tickets simply by identifying the locations of the following bike parks.
Major Cycle Routes in Jeopardy
Unless people who cycle get active, the promised cycle routes will be far less safe and possibly not even constructed.