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Get On your bike! It’s National Bike Wise Week

15 February 2006

Get On your bike! It’s National Bike Wise Week

Bike Wise Week takes place throughout New Zealand from 26 February to 5 March. This year Manukau City Council’s Road Safety team and Leisure Services staff have organised several events aimed at promoting biking as an alternative, fun and healthy means of transport:
- Go by Bike Challenge - Wednesday 1 March: 7am to 9am

Leave the car behind and replace horsepower with pedalpower. Cycle to work stopping off for a free breakfast at Manukau Square hosted by Manukau City Road Safety and the Halberg Trust.

The Halberg Trust in conjunction with Cycle City will showcase a variety of bikes that have been modified to meet the needs of children with a disability. The bikes will be used by pupils of the Manurewa Intermediate Special Needs Unit during Manukau Road Safety’s education event later in the day.
- Pohutukawa Coast Country Ramble – Thursday: 2 March - 6pm start: Struggling with that New Years resolution to get fit?

Continue to have fun on your bike by joining the Manukau City Veterans Cycle Club on their Country Ramble:


This 8.4 kilometre ramble, designed to encourage budding cyclists of all ages and fitness levels, starts at Umupuia Reserve at Duders Beach, Corner of North Road and Maraetai Coast Road, Clevedon, travels along the beautiful roads of the Pohutukawa Coast to Maraetai, before returning to the Reserve where a sausage sizzle and spot prize draw will be held.

- March Family Fun Day - Saturday 4: 10am – 2 pm:

Dust the cobwebs off that bike sitting in the shed and bring the family along to our fun day at Lloyd Elsmore Park. Build confidence and have some off-road fun on our cycling skills course. There will be free bike checks, plus giveaways and spot prizes for the kids.

Coordinator of Manukau’s Bike Wise events, Angela James challenges all people working in and around central Manukau to join in the Go by Bike Challenge:
“Cycling is a healthy, fun and environmentally friendly means of transport and recreation. By getting out of their cars and onto a bike, people can not only get fit and have fun, but they can help to reduce pollution, save money on petrol and avoid sitting around in a traffic jam.”

For more information on Manukau’s National Bike Wise Week events log on to Council’s website www.manukau.govt.nz. Other information on National Bike Wise Week can be obtained from www.bikewise.co.nz.

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