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Frocks on Bikes Newsletter for August 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, event, cycling

Upcoming Events

Weka Pass Train and Bike Ride

Limited of 20 bikes on the train.

Date: Sunday 15th September 2019.
Time: 11.30am to 4pm. You’ll need to book one-way train tickets for 11.30am and 3.10pm and a free bike ticket.
Location: Weka Pass Railway (Waipara).
Cost: $30 return for adults, $12 return for children under 15.

Find out more about the Weka Pass Train and Bike Ride (Facebook).

Find out more bout the Weka Pass Railway, including how to book tickets.


Biketober 2019 is coming with loads of appealing rides and events.

Check out the Biketober website to see the evolving calendar of cycle related activities throughout October.

More info about how you can get involved coming soon.

Coffee Outside: Morning Coffee and Cycling Catch Up

Come on your bike and join other like-minded souls for some socializing and kai. Usually scheduled for the 3rd Friday of the month.

Date: Friday 23rd August 2019.
Time: 6.45 to 8.45am.
Location: Mataī Common (Mollet Street).

Check on Facebook for details closer to time to confirm location and whether Coffee Outside will be on.

Cycling News

Need a mountain bike?

Adventure South are selling some of their 2 to 3 year old stock.

Step through Avanti Discoveries are priced from $200 - front suspension 27 speed, with disk brakes, carriers, stands and computers.

Cycling Clothing

Read an informative, in depth but light hearted commentary on the question of cycling clothing from Glen Koorey. Glen is a traffic engineer, cycle advocate and Frocks on Bikes member.

Remember: there is no such excuse as bad weather for not cycling, just the wrong clothes. High heels? It’s easier to ride in them than walk in them!

Do you know any other cycling clothing truisms? Send them to Meg Christie and we’ll publish them in September’s newsletter (meg.christie[at]

Biketober Rainbow Rave

On the subject of clothes... it's time to think a about your costume for the fabulous Bike Rave - Biketober Rainbow Rave.

Date: Saturday 5th October 2019. Rain date is the next day.
Dress theme: Disco, ab fab, retro, rainbow…

Make your own outfit at Stitch-O-Mat in New Brighton.

Get some inspiration of your outfit (Vimeo).


Go to the Frocks on Bikes Christchurch Facebook page for updates.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch