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Frocks on Bikes Newsletter: March 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, cycling, Community Groups

March Feature Ride: Shabby Chic Market and picnic

Date: Sunday 7th March 2021.
Start Time: 10.30am.
Meeting Location: Beckenham Park (corner of Sandwich Rd and Eastern Tce).

The plan is to follow the Ōpāwaho/ Heathcote River trail to end up at the Shabby Chic market in Woolston, where you can fossick for some treasures. There is a café on site.

You’re cordially invited to a BYO pot luck picnic around 12.30pm - over the river in the community gardens at the big table in Radley Park. The gardens have been developed by the Roimata Food Commons.

Note: The Market will be operating at Alert Levels 1 and 2. Wear a mask for another layer of protection if you don't think you will be able to keep the 2m physical distancing. A prize of courgettes will be on offer for the best mask!

Peace Train Ride

Join this bike ride marking the 2019 mosque attacks.

Date: Sunday 11th April 2021.
Start Time: 1.30pm. Meet at 1pm.

More details to come!

Other News

Pannier Bags Made from Recycled Bouncy Castles

Shelley from ReCycle ReCreate has been making these super-sturdy pannier bags out of salvaged bouncy castles and other bits and pieces. She is also exploring making skirt guards from the same material. She has a range of colours - plain or patterned.

Find out more on the ReCycle ReCreate Facebook page.

Volunteer needed to coordinate or lead the SOUTH Peace Train Ride

The job includes:

  • visiting faith based leaders and organisations;
  • designing a safe cycling route; and
  • providing general oversight on the day.

Contact Meg Christie if you are interested or want to help on the day (meg.christie[at] or 027 848 6927). She can provide more background information and support as well as contacts for visits.

Go Cycle Christchurch

There will be another two free 'Cycle Skills Sessions for adults' in March - dates TBC.

Find out more on the Go Cycle Christchurch Facebook page or contact Connie if you are interested (021 0277 9250).

Upcoming Events

  • Passchendaele Ride on Anzac Day (Sunday 25th April 2021);
  • Weka Pass Train Trip (Sunday 15th May 2021);
  • Winter Solstice Ride (Monday 21st June 2021 starting at 5pm); and
  • New Brighton Hot Pools Ride (Saturday 3 July - 1.30pm ride for 3pm entry followed by tea at 5.30pm).

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