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Frocks on Bikes Newsletter: June 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Community Groups, cycling

Feature Ride: Solstice Ride

Join Christchurch’s 10th mid-winter bike ride is around North Hagley Park and the Avon Promenade.

Date: Monday 21st June 2021.
Start Time: 5.30pm. Gather at 5pm.
Meeting Location: Armagh Street Gates for North Hagley Park (57 Rolleston Avenue).

Monday has never been so fun! Bling out your bike, helmet and person with lights and join in this is family-friendly event. You’ll need to ride with your youngsters as it is pretty dark after 5.30pm.

As always, we’ll ride counter clockwise around the park on the footpath or road - your choice. Afterwards some will adjourn to Fiddlesticks Bar and other local eateries for a beer or hot chocolate and lively cycling discussion.

The event will be held rain or snow or wind or hail but in case of really severe weather, an announcement will be posted on Facebook at 4pm on the day.

Find out more about the Christchurch mid winter solstice bike ride (Facebook).

Other Upcoming Events

World Bicycling Day: Thursday 3rd June 2021

Email Meg to tell us what you got up to! (meg.christie[at]cdhb.health.nz).

Ride to the Hot Pools

Date: Saturday 3rd July 2021.
Time: 1.30pm for the 3 to 5pm hot pool session.

Book at He Puna Taimoana. Booking for the pools is essential!

Matariki in the Zone Bike

Parade details to be confirmed.

Date: Saturday 17th July 2021.
Start Time: 6pm
Meeting Location: Avebury House Richmond Community Garden (235 River Road).

The Redwood Peddlers

Contact Connie if you’re interested in joining a fortnightly 90-minute social ride around Redwood and surrounding areas (021 0277 9250).

Vote on the change of name

Do you want a name change from Frocks on Bikes to Folks on Bikes?

Email Meg (meg.christie[at]cdhb.health.nz) with your vote and be in to win a “Say NO to Short Car Trips” back pack!

Do you have a better name?

More Cycling News

New Bike Bridge course

Bike Bridge is running another series of Learn2Ride sessions for former refugee and migrant women througout winter on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am to noon.

Get in touch with Meg (meg.christie[at]cdhb.health.nz) if:

  • you are a woman and want to help out as an cycle skills instructor or a mechanic; or
  • if you know someone who could benefit from this project.

Moving around a 21st Century City

This FREE event has something for you whether you’re someone who wants to save money, get fitter, or avoid parking hassles and commuting stress. Check out EVs, scooters, bikes and buses and talk to local users.

Date: Sunday 30th May 2021.
Time: 1 to 4pm.
Location: Tūranga.

Presentations will be running from 2 to 3.30pm in the TSB Space (Tūranga Level 1). Hear about different transport options and the role of government and councils in making our travel options clean, easy and fair.

Bookings required for the free presentations (Humantix).

This event is part of the Christchurch Conversations series presented by Te Pūtahi Centre for Architecture and City Making - in partnership with Christchurch City Council. This event is sponsored by Waka Kotahi and Lime.


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