News: December 2013

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Dec

Give the perfect bike for ChristmasForget about Xbox and iPhones this Christmas - the best gift you could get your kid is a bike, says Cycling Action Network spokesperson Patrick Morgan."It's the gift of freedom, independence, joy. Learning about risk and consequences. Sweating, cruising, hanging out with your mates. Maybe a bit of mischief."What should parents look for when bike shopping?- you get what you pay for- go to your local bike shop for expert advice- avoid the big box retailers- or go second hand, take a bikey friend with you to check it out- ask around. Lots of people have a spare bike in the garage.A bicycle is always near the top of the Christmas wish list, says Patrick Morgan."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, Mr Morgan has...

December 18, 2013
Patrick
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Dec

News release from Cycle Aware Wellington, 3 December 2013Roll On Wellington Awards reward the best of cyclingMountain bike instructor Ashley Burgess has been named as Wellington's favourite cyclist, for her efforts in encouraging women and girls onto bikes.Cycle Aware Wellington presented the Roll On Wellington Awards today, showcasing the best and brightest of cycling in Wellington.Spokesperson James Burgess says Ashley's enthusiasm, energy and passion made her a clear winner."Ashley has been described as a sparkplug, champagne personified, and a smiley face on wheels. Her work with Revolve, WORD and Pedal Ready made her a huge crowd favourite."Cycle-friendly workplaces are also winning awards from the Wellington cycling community, with Statistics NZ among the best."Statistics NZ and other employers have gone the extra mile to make cycling an easy choice for their...

December 3, 2013
Patrick