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Local Legend #2 - Nicola Turner

Who are you (and what do you do?) I’m Nicola Turner and I have a social enterprise called Mainstream Green which is all about making sustainability easy, normal and feel good. I have two children, one husband and a worm farm.  How long have you been riding? I was always on my bike as a kid, but I had a long hiatus and decided middle-age was a great time to get back into it! I’m probably best described as an ‘urban cruiser’ and use my bike to get to the office and arou...

November 9, 2021

How to encourage your friends and family to cycle

Just by choosing to #GoByBike, you’re taking meaningful action and setting the right example for your friends and family to show them that cycling is great! That’s a great first step, but there are more ways to get your loved ones to join you in taking responsible action for the planet. Here are four more ways you can encourage them to get on board with this movement. 1.Tag them in your #GoByBike and #bicyclerevolution photoUpload your photo to Instagram, tag your friends and family, and in ...

October 31, 2021

Local Legend #1 - Rick Bosacker

Who are you (and what do you do?) I'm Rick Bosacker.  I'm a dad, husband, doctor...and advocate for active transportation and connected communities. How long have you been riding?I fell in love with the freedom of cycling at age five and never stopped pedalling!  What bike or bikes do you ride? I don't think you can have too many bikes...but my wife might argue this point?  Currently, my daily ride is the "Hans' Hauler", a Diamond Back hybrid with a tray-rack on bac...

October 26, 2021

Bike to Sport & Winter Roll

Bike to Sport Saturdays!The BRC Team figured that a heap of the cars parked in the football and rugby grounds on Saturday mornings had driven less than 3-4km to their game. So Bike to Sport Saturdays was conceived to convert those cars into bikes! There was free bike parking, a bike mechanic and giveaways to encourage those handful of kms to be done by bike - and do the warmup at the same time! From the middle of June, through to August, over 7 Saturdays, the team set up their new portable ...

September 7, 2021

How to wear cycling shorts

Padded shorts are the foundation for feeling good when riding your bike. Your bike saddle is designed to work with the chamois or padded insert in your shorts to provide cushioning, support your bone structure and prevent friction and chafing.Choosing the right shorts for you, ensuring they fit properly and wearing them next to skin ( yes, that's right no knickers, boxers or pants between you and the shorts) is key to feeling comfortable when sat on your saddle. ...

September 4, 2021

How to ride bikes with Kids

Bike rides are always better when they’re shared. Riding with your kids is a fun, meaningful activity and a great way to help build healthy habits at a crucial stage of development. But, like everything you do with them, riding comes with some unique challenges. We’ll help you address them here. Whether your kid is already riding or they’re not quite there yet, here’s everything you need to know to start making memories they’ll hang onto forever. What if my kids are too young to r...

August 17, 2021

Bike to Footy

We’re doing it again! Cambridge FC and Bicycle Revolution Cambridge invite juniors players and their parents/carers to ride their bikes to Saturday’s morning football. Every cyclist to the Vogel St junior grounds will get a voucher for free hot chips! In partnership with the Bicycle Revolution Cambridge team, our club urges families to leave their cars at home this Saturday (July 3). We’ve promoted the Bike to Sport campaign for three previous Saturdays with positive feedback so we’re do...

July 6, 2021

Bike Parking Problems in the Big Apple

Not such a bad problem to have!! If NYC can have such a successful uptake in cyclists, there's no reason that small towns in NZ can't. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Article: NY Times, By Winnie Hu During the pandemic, bicycling boomed, leaving many cyclists to lock and park their bikes wherever they can. The pandemic set off an extraordinary surge in biking in New York City as people sought to avoid public transit and embrace new ways to exercise.But now the sp...

February 15, 2021

Cycling popularity changes gear during lockdown

Whether heading off on a family outing, or just a trip to the shops to top up on supplies, or even for an essential worker's new way of commuting to work, cycling has been a clear winner of the lockdown. Cycling advocates are encouraging work to be undertaken to ensure this momentum isn't lost, and that when cities are fully re-opened, there is enough space for people to continue pedalling.Research undertaken in Canterbury showed some people used the lockdown to pick up a new form of exercise.Cy...

February 12, 2021

Streets For People

A project to create safer and healthier journeys to school for children will soon be underway in Cambridge following the success of an application for funding to make streets more people-friendly.More than $600,000 will be provided by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to Waipā District Council for the implementation of the Safe Routes to Schools and Businesses for Active Transport project.Created in collaboration with a local community group, including Olympic cyclist Sarah Ulmer, the p...

February 12, 2021

Te Awa Cycle Way

There is so much to discover around our amazing region. Te Awa walk and cycleway stretches along the Waikato River, from Ngaruawahia in the north to Karapiro in the south. Check out the link below for maps to get you started. Do something new NZ!

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