News: December 2012

20
Dec

Bicycles and summer go together, and kids of all ages will be heading out on new bikes this week.Cycling Advocates Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan says a bicycle is always near the top of the Christmas wish list."This year is no different with TradeMe reporting bikes in the top searches.""With new cycle trails now open all over New Zealand, it's going to be a biking hot summer."For those lucky enough to find a bicycle at the foot of the Christmas tree, Cycling Advocates Network has some tips:· Cycling is fun; having fun is more important than going fast.· Learn about your brakes and how to use them .· Mount your bike from the left hand side away from the chain; this keeps your clothes clean.· Get started with firm tyre pressure.· Be courteous when sharing bike paths with walkers.· Give yourself space - stay out of the car door range.In 2005 a British poll put the bicycle as the...

December 20, 2012
Patrick
18
Dec

December 2013 a couple of committee members reporting trouble in editing pages or attaching images, and since there are a few "issues" with some parts of the website not working 100%, they have wondered if their trouble is also due to a website fault. As a test, on ths page I will embed a small small low res version of a graphic for the CAN Do.and place a higher res version of it as an attachment.Note this graphic is NOT going to be used. Barb Insull is a little bit wary of the low cut neckline on the dress. it is just that is is the first thing I thought of as a test image. test image - trial version of CAN Do graphic 

December 18, 2012
stephenw
14
Dec

New Zealand cycle safety received a significant financial boost this week through a $1.2million investment by the Road Safety Trust.This monetary commitment is recognition of the quality of BikeNZ's and the Cycling Advocates' Network's (CAN) road safety programmes and will assist with the delivery of BikeNZ's Introduction to Road programme around New Zealand, over a three year period."This funding will enable us to deliver a whole lot of programmes and training to people who we otherwise would not have been able to assist. It will allow us to do more in terms of making the roads a safer place for New Zealand cyclists," said BikeNZ Chairman Richard Leggat."It is also a great validation of the good work both organisations have done for cycle safety, in partnership with NZTA, over the past two years."As well as the NZTA, BikeNZ will be working closely with CAN in order to spread the reach...

December 14, 2012
Patrick
4
Dec

Making the Move - On-road WorkshopThe Making the Move workshop is an intensive on-road (outside) session aimed at, those who are contemplating riding to work and want to increase their confidence cycling in traffic and those who want tips and advice on urban cycling.Time: 90 minutesNumber of Participants: Maximum 6Trainer: Patrick Morgan (or other CAN approved trainer)Cost per session: $300 +gst (4 hours, 2.5 prep, 1.5 delivery) all materialsObjectivesThis session will give participants an opportunity to practise some on road bike skills. undertake a basic bike, helmet and rider check set their bike up so that it fits them set off from the side of the road and join the flow of traffic negotiate traffic lanes and position themselves correctly communicate their movements effectively with other road users make left and right turns negotiate bus lanes,...

December 4, 2012
Patrick
4
Dec

Gearing up - SeminarThe Gearing up seminar is aimed at the ‘Bike-curious'. It can be people who are not confident in traffic, those who are contemplating riding to work, those who cycle for leisure but don't cycle to work, and those contemplating buying a bike. Experienced cyclists are also welcome to share their knowledge and tips.Time: 60 minutesNumber of Participants: Maximum 15Trainer: Patrick Morgan (or other CAN approved trainer)Cost per session: $250 +gst (This covers 2 hours preparation, 1 hour delivery and all materials)ObjectivesThis session will give participants an opportunity to have their questions answered whilst covering some of the basics of urban cycling. Following the session participants willunderstand the types of bikes, clothing and accessories they might need for the type of cycling they want to do be able to check their Bikes,...

December 4, 2012
Patrick
4
Dec

News release from Cycle Aware Wellington, 4 December 2012Roll On Wellington Awards reward the best of cyclingCycle-friendly workplaces are winning awards from the Wellington cycling community, with Transpower, Inland Revenue and Statistics NZ among the best.Cycle Aware Wellington presented the Roll On Wellington Awards on 4 December.Spokesperson James Burgess says the awards showcase the best and brightest of cycling in Wellington."They're a great opportunity for the cycling community to show their support for the things they love in Wellington. There were lots of winners on the night... as well as a few who lost out.""Transpower and other employers have gone the extra mile to make cycling an easy choice for their staff."Roll on Wellington Awards 2012Most cycle friendly shop or café: La Boca Loca, MiramarThe cafe requested bike parking...

December 4, 2012
Patrick