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  • Jan212020

    Cycle Touring: Ocean to Alps – a 5 Day Self Sufficient Ride

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    Together with our friends, Alice and Jeremy we organised to spend our Christmas holiday completing the Alps to Ocean in reverse. Predominately as we had heard the views were better and it would be slightly more challenging going uphill. The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand in all its colour and beauty – from our highest mountains, past great lakes and rivers, and down to the ocean. Suitable for all ages, the 9 section bike trail is an easy to intermediate grade, linking the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Jan202020

    Cycle Touring: Otago Rail Trail as Credit Card Tourists

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    Discover old historic gold-mining villages, country pubs, rugged scenery and some of the most dramatic landscapes New Zealand has to offer. The Otago Rail Trail is NZ’s first rail-trail and today is well set up with all the amenities you need. Graded for beginners one is able to complete the trail at your own pace over 1,2, or even 5 days.

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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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  • Aug312019

    Coffee Outside Christchurch

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    Christchurch is your city too! Its public spaces and its cycle facilities are yours to use. Places that you just won’t stop by with your car but would very much enjoy biking to. Make friends with active locals who care very much for this city and spend a relaxing morning connecting with people.

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  • Jun242019

    Winter Biking Essentials

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    We know biking is that much trickier during winter, so bundle up with the best gear we have in store and you’ll get home safe, happy and even toasty!

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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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  • Sep272017

    St Asaph Street – Why we are concerned

    The Council’s Infrastructure Transport and Environment Committee is calling for community feedback after being approached by businesses to install more car parking down St Asaph Street. Read on to understand why we are worried and how you can help. 

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  • Aug162017
    Goodordering

    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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