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Frocks on Bikes Newsletter: May 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Community Groups, cycling

May Feature Ride: Weka Pass Train and Bike Ride

Only 20 Spaces available! Please get back in touch if you RSVP and then can’t come to give others an opportunity!  Bring a picnic lunch - there is a café/pub there for supplies. The return ride from Waikari to Hawarden is 19km.

Date: Sunday 16 May 2021.
Start Time: 10.45am to buy tickets and get your bike on the train. The train departs at 11.30am and leaves for Waikari at 3.10pm.
Start Location: Glenmark Station (113 Glenmark Drive, Waipara).
Cost: $30 for adults (over 16) and $12 for children $12. A family pass is avaiable for $74 (2 adults, 2 children). Buy tickets at Glenmark Station. You can use cash or EFTPOS.
Dress: Tweed (optional).

Note: We’ll be riding in the open carriage with our bikes so bring something extra cosy to wear. Face masks are encouraged but not mandatory on this railway at Alert Level 1.

Best dressed gets a spot prize of a “Say NO to Short Car Trips” branded shopping pack - Kindly donated by Gen Less from EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority).

RSVP to meg.christie[at]cdhb.health.nz.

Upcoming Events

Any day is good for cycling but Thursday 3 June is the official World Bicycling Day. Frocks on Bikes are not doing
anything special for it but hope wherever you are and whatever you’re doing it will include cycling at some stage ☺

  • Well Read Library Ride: date and time in June TBC;
  • Winter Solstice Ride: Monday 21st June 2021 starting at 5pm;
  • Matariki Night Lights: date and time in June TBC; and
  • Hot Pools 3pm session: Saturday 3rd July 2021 starting at 1.30pm.

Other Cycling News and Events in May

Pechakucha Christchurch

Come along to this event discussing the theme that "Good Design Improves Lives".

Date: Friday 7th May 2021.
Time: 6 to 9pm.
Location: Tūranga (Cathedral Square).

Find out more about this Pechakucha Christchurch event.

Using Aroha to Dismantle Hate in Aotearoa

Cycling enthusiast and Peace Train Ride instigator Dr. Mazharuddin Syed Ahmed discusses the positive activities generated in response to the 2019 Christchurch Mosque attacks.

Date: Wednesday 12th May 2021.
Time: 5:30 pm.
Location: A134 Imagitech Theatre at Ara (Madras Street).

Find out more about this talk on the positive lessons learnt from the aftermath of March 15.

Big Bike Film Nights

Come along to see amazing short films about biking from around the world.

  • Tuesday 18th May 2021 from 6 to 8.15pm at Christchurch Art Gallery (Montreal Street).
  • Friday 28th May 2021 from 7.30 to 10pm at the Charles Luney Auditorium (12 Winchester Street, Merivale).

Book your tickets for the Big Bike Film Nights.

Yoga for Cyclists

Come along Apollo Power Yoga (46 Salisbury Street) every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Next class: Thursday 20th May 2021 at 6pm.
Cost: $10 per session.

These classes are specifically designed to address the needs of cyclists to help you: maintain healthy ranges of mobility, restore healthy posture to your body, counter common areas of strain in cyclists' bodies, recover better from training and racing, have more longevity as a cyclist and enjoy your riding more.

Find out more about upcoming Yoga for Cyclists sessions, including how to register.


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