Lifestyle

  • Jul152020

    Local Revolutionaries: Cycle Advocate Robert

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    Robert, the Spokes Canterbury’s Treasurer is a long time advocate for cycling and has been the key organiser of the very popular Biketober event in Christchurch. We’ve caught up with him to share with you some of his thoughts about all things cycle.

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  • Oct022019

    Exploring Waipara Vineyards on Electric Bike

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    North Canterbury is an internationally renowned destination for wine and food. The region is home to 90 + vineyards, many grouped together in the Waipara Valley, which also boasts it’s own cycle trail. We took our ebikes up to Waipara for a day trip to check out what the region has to offer.

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  • Sep302019

    Local Revolutionaries: Alice and Jeremy

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    Bellbird Baked Goods in Christchurch is an artisanal bakery that labours for the best naturally leavened bread and the most exquisite viennoiserie this side of the world (or any side for that matter). We sit with owners Alice and Jeremy to talk a bit about bread and bikes.

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  • May072019

    Local Revolutionaries: Warren and his Rapid

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    We’ve been fans of Formaggio’s ‘Fungi pizza’ for quite some time, so we were delighted when Warren the owner of well-loved restaurants Formaggios and Tutto Bene became a client of ours. Beyond our shared love for pizza, we’re very inspired by Warren’s passion to contribute to a better world. It’s a heartfelt story worth sharing and we hope you will enjoy and be motivated by it.

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  • Jan232019

    Cycle Touring: SOMA Smoothie, a Buena Vista on Route 52

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    As everyday riders, our goal was to build new bikes that would meet the requirements of our daily commute while allowing us to take the same bike on adventures across the country. Our commuting requirements were bikes with relaxed geometries for when we saunter past the shops and through the parks. Mounts to take a front or rear carrier for transporting everyday goods and fenders for the wet. For our adventures, we needed bikes that would ride well with additional load and felt stable yet responsive with enough gears to handle more challenging or hilly terrain.

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  • Apr112018

    Generation Zero: An interview with Francesca & Rosalee

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    Generation Zero is a nationwide, youth-led climate advocacy group who want to see our country on track to a carbon-neutrality by 2050! Since April last year, Rosalee Jenkin and Francesca Bradley have been knee-deep in Generation Zero’s national campaign for a climate change law. Then, in December last year our new Government laid out its plan to develop and pass the Zero Carbon Act into law. On top of all this both Rosalee and Francesca are passionate cyclists. We got the inside story on life in the saddle.

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  • Nov242017

    Top 5 things to do in Christchurch in 5 hours

    The heart of Christchurch is evergreen and filled with activities! Here is our Top 5 things to do in Christchurch in 5 hours by bike.

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  • Sep042017
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    Soma Fabrications & Action Bicycle Club

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    Ready to give everyday riding a go? Committed to buy a great bike that fits right, will go the distance and endure the years but not quite willing to spend on a full custom? We’re proud to build you a SOMA bike thats one for the ages.

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  • Aug162017
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    Goodordering: An interview with Jacqui Ma

    From designing bags for internationally renown brands like Puma and Debenhams to threading a path where cycling meets fashion and fastidious organisation. We pick Jacqui Ma’s thoughts on her life’s intersection with two wheels. 

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  • Aug072017

    5 reasons Melbourne bike share rocks

    We recently spent the weekend in Melbourne where we got around the city using the bike share system. Here are 5 reasons why our trip rocked because of it.

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