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Free cycle skill workshops

Is riding a bike to uni,  to work, or around town your goal this summer?

Come along to a free cycle-with-confidence workshop and get practical, personalised advice in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

These free lunch-hour sessions will cover cycle safety, skills and techniques in a mix of settings, both off-road (tennis courts) and on-road (cycle lanes surrounding UC).

Join us for one (or more) free workshops during October:​​​​​​​

  • Tuesday 3 October, 12pm – 1pm
  • Thursday 5 October, 12pm – 1pm
  • Tuesday 10 October, 12pm – 1pm
  • Thursday 12 October, 12pm – 1pm
  • Tuesday 17 October, 12pm – 1pm
  • Thursday 19 October, 12pm – 1pm

Sessions start and end from the tennis courts on Ilam Fields. Loan bikes and helmets can be provided on request.

Registration is essential as spaces are limited.  Email for more details and to register, and together let’s gain the confidence to enjoy Ōtautahi by bike!

Free breakfast for cyclists

You know what time it is… the Bike Breakfast is back for 2023!

Bike to campus on Monday 9 October then head over to Beatrice Tinsley Bike Park for free kai.

UC Sustain will be there from 8.00am – 10.00am serving free coffee (BYO mug), hot choccys, the famous smoothie bike, and vegan danish deliciousness from Bohemian Bakery.

Dr Bike will be on hand for free bike servicing and repairs, and the Council cycling team can help you register your bike on 529 Garage. Giving out FREE 529 Garage shields/stickers/decals (RRP $12.99), as well as key advice on secure bike locks (see what we did there) and advice on using the city’s cycle way network.

Learn about more cycling events happening in Ōtautahi all month, including our free cycle-with-confidence workshops on campus and go in the draw to win some cool Biketober merch.

More information about Biketober to come… See you there!

Locky Docks have arrived on campus!

Locky Docks are the newest way to securely lock and charge your bike on campus.

Locky Docks are free and easy-to-use. Anyone can access them, whether you’re a UC staff, student or visitor.

In front of the University Bookshop you can now lock and unlock your bike, e-bike or e-scooter by using the Bikeep app. Go and check it out!

Download the free app from:

Both the app and the Dock contain instructions for how to lock and unlock. You’ll still need to bring your own charger.

Locky Docks can be found at spots all around Aotearoa. Check out the growing network we’re now part of in Ōtautahi Christchurch here.

Looking for somewhere else to lock and charge on campus? Wall-charging points are also available in the C Block, Engineering and History/Law secure bike sheds for charging electric bikes and scooters.

Currently, 18% of UC staff and students cycle to UC. The UC Sustainability Plan 2022-2030 sets an organisational cycling commuting target of 20% by 2030.

Providing secure e-bike charging is just one of the ways UC is encouraging more staff and students to choose to bike to UC. Learn more in the new UC Cycle Plan 2022 – 2030.