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A simple safety measure every driver should adopt?

The 'Dutch Reach' can help drivers protest themseves and cyclists ‘Dooring’ is the term used to describe an incident where a bike rider is struck by an opening motor vehicle door, often resulting in injury to the rider. These very preventable accidents are not...

Ten minutes with Paralympian Fraser Sharp

Ten minutes with Paralympian Fraser Sharp

This Kiwi cycling legend spoke to us about making cycling safer in Aotearoa, how to stay motivated, and the highlights of his career ahead of his pitch for a medal at the Tokyo Paralympics later this year. Tauranga local Fraser Sharp was knocked off his bike while...

The latest tech to improve your ride

The latest tech to improve your ride

Having the latest technology on hand can vastly improve your safety as a cyclist, as well as your enjoyment of riding. Cycling apps are constantly being updated and refined so that you can more easily track your route, time and speed metrics, road safety and fitness....

Top 4 BMX Jump Parks

There’s no better feeling than flying through the air and landing the perfect jump. And if you’ve never tried it, then there’s no better time to try it than now. The weather is beautiful, the trails are operating (many are closed during the winter due to unfavourable...

Lessons from Covid-19: Keep Your Distance

The 1.5m rule applies to cyclists too! It’s been a challenging year, but New Zealanders have learned some key lessons around physical distancing and it is hoped this new knowledge will help reduce road cyclist fatalities. A year ago, we hadn’t even heard of physical...

Top 4 New Zealand Cycle Trails to Ride this Summer

Top 4 New Zealand Cycle Trails to Ride this Summer

With border restrictions still in place due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, there’s never been a better time to get out and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand. And what better way to see the country, than on a bike? With so many awe-inspiring trails to...

Avoiding Collisions on the Road

Avoiding Collisions on the Road

Do you know what the most common collisions are between bikes and vehicles? If not, have a read. It might surprise you – there are 10 common collisions that involve a high percentage of incidents on the roads. We’ll share one with you each week for the next 10 weeks...

Basic hand signals for first-time cyclists

Basic hand signals for first-time cyclists

Being confident riding on the road means being aware of what’s going on at all times, looking ahead, being visible to other road users and having the confidence to make quick decisions. Here are some tips for first-time cyclists.1. Hand signals must be used at least...

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Teach your child how to bike to school

Teach your child how to bike to school

1.Getting on the bike Get your child to hold the handlebars and squeeze the brakes. They lean the bike towards themselves and then step one leg over.2. Using the brakes  Children's bikes may have brake levers or a coaster brake (this works when they push the pedals...

4 great cycling rides in our own backyard

4 great cycling rides in our own backyard

1. Alps 2 OceanThe Alps 2 Ocean is the longest continuous cycle trail in the country. It covers 300km from the coastal South Island town of Oamaru all the way to Aoraki/Mount Cook, taking you – as the name suggests – everywhere from alpine environments to the ocean,...

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