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FREE Cycle Skills Sessions

Want to cycle with confidence? Want to improve your cycle skills, without any cars around?

Join the UC Sustainability Office and volunteers from Go Cycle Christchurch and UC Bike to practice your cycle skills with us. We want to see as many of our staff and students on their bikes this spring, but we want you to feel safe and confident while doing so!

We’ve teamed up with Go Cycle Christchurch to bring you their popular city-wide cycle skills and confidence sessions to our UC students and staff.

What: Cycle Skills Sessions (x2) 

When: Friday 5th October

  • 11am – 11.45am
  • 12pm – 12.45pm
  • Attend one session, or both!

Where: Ilam Fields Tennis Courts

Meet us at the Ilam Fields with your bike, and a helmet 10 minutes before the session time. If you don’t have access to a bike, please let us know ahead of time, and we can arrange a bike and a helmet for you.

Who: Anyone who wants to spend more time gaining confidence on a bike, away from the road. We aren’t able to safely teach anyone who has never ridden before – so we ask that you’re able to safely control yourself on a bike to participate in these sessions.

What will I learn? You will be able to practice your road cycling skills, such as cycling in a straight line, looking behind, hand signals, turning corners, overtaking and a controlled zig-zag.

We are limiting numbers to 15 riders per session, on a first in, first served basis. To avoid disappointment please let us know that you’re coming by by emailing sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz, and we will put you in touch with Connie from Go Cycle Christchurch.

What next? Depending on numbers and interest, UC Sustainability may be able to continue running these sessions semi-regularly. As your confidence grows, we would like to be able to progress the skills sessions to include some slow and easy road riding – for example along the city cycle ways or through some small intersections. Please email us if you would like to see this happen.

For more information, see the Facebook event here.

We can’t wait to see you there – keep peddling!

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Got a question or want to know more? Email us at sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz

Ilam Fields cycleway works

Starting next week, 24 October, contractors will be conducting works on a section of the cycleway that goes through Ilam Field. This will necessitate closing off that section while they dig under the pathway.

Only minor disruption is expected over a two week period, and signage will be in place to detour cycles and pedestrians. As always please take care of your self and others around any construction works.

Uni-cycle update – Easter/Anzac

The CCC will utilise the mid-semester break to complete the Ilam Road/University Drive intersection of the Uni-cycle way. To facilitate this, University Drive will again operate one way only – west to east – between Ilam Road and the entrance road to Matariki.

This will take effect from 7.00am on Tuesday 18 April and remain in place until 6.00pm Friday 28 April, meaning that all vehicles using the Matariki/Okeover, ICT, Law and Clyde Road car parks will need to exit via Clyde Road during this period.

University Drive will be entirely closed between 6.00am Saturday 22 April and 7.00pm Sunday 23 April to enable relocation of three flagpoles and installation of a new pedestrian crossing.