A CAN Do cycling renaissance celebrated in Waikato
News release from Cycling Action Network

With cycling on the up, advocates from around New Zealand will gather in Hamilton next month to celebrate, to push for more progress and learn from each other.

The CAN Do is a national gathering for Cycling Action Network (CAN) . CAN Do is an annual summit to plan the future direction of cycling advocacy across New Zealand. This is a special CAN Do celebration, as it's been 20 years since CAN was founded.

Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan says with the help of the Government's new investment in cycling, it's a great time to get on your bike. "2016 will be a big year for making New Zealand a better place to ride a bike."

Under the theme Cycling Renaissance, expert speakers will bring people up to date with the rapidly-changing scene, share current projects and progress, a year on from the game-changing Urban Cycleway Programme announcements. There is a strong local flavour with supporters Paula Southgate and Margaret Forsyth included in the speaking line up.

Claire Sherrington from Cycle Action Waikato said she was delighted to host the gathering.
"Hamilton has ambitious plans to develop a cycling network under the Bike Hamilton plan. Our group is working with the Hamilton City Council and NZ Transport Agency to deliver those plans, for the benefit of everyone."

Cycling advocates will also get to try out Hamilton's already large 150km (and growing) network of city cycle paths.

Programme details

What: CAN Do - the national cycling advocates' summit
When: 19-20 March 2016
Where: Waikato Museum, Hamilton
Contact: Patrick Morgan, CAN - Cycling Action Network
Tel 027-563-4733 @patrickmorgan @CyclingANZ