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On the bright side: Bike Wise gets visibility message across

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Increasing the safety of New Zealanders who cycle is an important part of Bike Wise. First piloted in 2012, Be Bright is a key Bike Wise initiative designed to help keep all road users safe and to ensure the visibility of people on bicycles, especially during times of low-light. Wearing bright, reflective and high-visibility clothing, and using front and rear bike lights, are all simple ways for cyclists to improve their visibility.


RAD Bikes helps Cantabrians recycle their cycles

A picture of volunteers at the RAD Bikes shed in Christchurch

Like shoulder-pads, the term ‘rad’ is an old-school 80’s throw back, but at RAD Bikes in Christchurch, they’re all about embracing the old and making it new. The ‘rad’ in RAD Bikes stands for ’Recycle a Dunger’. Run by an army of volunteers, RAD Bikes is a relocatable community shed based in central Christchurch which provides workshop space where anyone can build, repair or help restore bikes.

New central city link enhances Auckland’s cycling network

An image of cyclists enjoying the new Beach Road cycle way in Auckland.

Stage One of the new Beach Road cycleway, the latest section of Auckland’s expanding cycling network, was recently opened by Prime Minister John Key.


Tour de Friends take on Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Photo of Team Tour de Friends training for Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

With a team name like ‘Tour de Friends’, you could be forgiven for thinking Whakatane-based entrants into the 160km Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge were already an avid group of cycling enthusiasts.

Be Bright winners announced

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Throughout winter, we’ve encouraged people around the country to be brighter on their bikes. 

Catalyst IT: enabling a burgeoning bike culture worldwide

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Reports have confirmed that Catalyst’s bike sheds are over-flowing - and that’s thanks to the many perks of cycling to work.

Dunedin Community Bike Library Project: a winning combination

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A joint venture between Dunedin City Council, the Department of Corrections, Sport Otago and Public Health South will see the local community reaping plenty of rewards

Recognise contributions to better cycling: the NZ Transport Agency Cycle Friendly Awards 2014

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Do you know of an outstanding cycling project, facility or champion deserving of nationwide recognition?  

Be Safe, Be Seen, Be Bright

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Be Bright cyclists!  That’s the message for cyclists from Bike Wise, NZ Police and the Western Bay of Plenty Travel Safe Team as winter sets in.  

The results are in: Bike Wise ‘favourite places to cycle’ competition

Image of mountain biker in the Whakarewarewa Forest

It started with a seed of an idea: there must be a huge range of different places to cycle around New Zealand – but how do we find out where they are?