Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Park to Pier bike ride on Oct 20

Penny Sport Cycles Park to Pier Bike Ride Promises Family Fun on October 20th

Penny Sport Cycles Park to Pier Bike Ride, Sunday October 20th, 10am start in North Hagley Park (pre-race safety briefing at 9.45am) reaching New Brighton at approximately 12noon. FREE

Thousands of keen Cantabrians will be getting out-and-about on two wheels to enjoy the fresh air, and the safe cycling environment on October 20th.

The Penny Sport Cycles Park to Pier Bike Ride promises exercise and lots of fun on the 15km route, which winds it’s way from North Hagley Park, along the Avon River, and finishes at New Brighton Pier.

This year, cyclists will be utilizing the Hulverston Drive cycleway, which includes a cycle underpass in the Anzac Drive area. Before that, the Lite FM Drinks Stop in the Kerrs Reach area will be an opportunity to take a break and cool down before heading off to the finish line.

Over 2,000 riders are expected to take part in the event which attracts bikes of all sizes and shapes, from Penny Farthings and tandems, to new ergonomically and streamlined machines.

The relaxed, non-competitive ride will be a perfect opportunity to make use of one of Christchurch’s unique assets – our cycle-ways.

Cycle safety is of primary importance to the City Council Leisure team who, along with Penny Sport Cycles, make this fun summertime activity possible.

“We’ll have road marshals throughout the route” say Event Coordinator Gene O’Connell, “ and they will be there to help with any concerns cyclists have along the way, but of course, we ask that riders wear their reflective safety gear, and helmet. Fun is the essence of the day, and the idea is to come along with your family and enjoy yourself – but don’t forget to abide by the road rules!”

After 10.30am, entertainment with top dance band Puree will await participants at New Brighton. Food vendors and rides will also be operating.

While the ride itself is free to all, cyclists can register in advance for the prize draw and be in to win some fabulous prizes such as Eclipse Bikes From Penny Sport Cycles, a Hanmer Escape Package with the Heritage Hanmer and Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve, plus movie passes from Hoyts.

Prize registration forms will be available from October 1st at Penny Port Cycles, corner Tuam and Manchester Street, Christchurch City Council Civic Offices and at the reception of Lite FM on Kilmore Street. Forms are available on the day.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Labour Refusing To Lead A Progressive Drugs Policy

Once again, Labour has chosen not to use (a) its parliamentary majority and (b) the huge mandate it was given at the last election in order to (c) bring about progressive social change. Once again, Labour seems to regard its main purpose for being in power as being to keep National and Act out of power. Will Labour for instance, overhaul our out-dated, unsafe, and unjust laws on drugs? No, it will not... More>>


Agriculture: Government To Phase Out Live Exports By Sea

The Government has announced that the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. “At the heart of our decision is upholding New Zealand’s reputation for high ... More>>


Norman Gemmell: New Zealand’s New Housing Policy Is Really Just A New Tax Package — And It’s A Shambles

Norman Gemmell , Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Economists like to talk about “optimal policy instruments” — essentially, policies that achieve their objectives more effectively or efficiently than the alternatives, and ... More>>

Climate Change: Emissions Report Shows Urgent Action Needed

Every part of Government will need to take urgent action to bring down emissions, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw said today in response to the recent rise in New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions. The latest annual inventory of New ... More>>


Claire Breen: ACC’s Policy Of Not Covering Birth Injuries Is One More Sign The System Is Overdue For Reform

Claire Breen , University of Waikato Recent media coverage of women not being able to get treatment for birth injuries highlights yet another example of gender bias in healthcare in New Zealand. More>>

Police: Police Accept Findings Of IPCA Report Into Photographs Taken At Checkpoint

Police accept the findings of a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) relating to photographs taken at a checkpoint in Northland. On November 16, 2019, Police set up a checkpoint down the road from a fight night event in Ruakaka ... More>>


Health: Drug-Testing Law To Be Made Permanent

Interim legislation that is already proving to keep people safer from drugs will be made permanent, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More>>




InfoPages News Channels