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Cycle skills are back!

If riding a bike to work, to the local shops or around town is your goal this summer… then this is the opportunity to get practical, personalised advice in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Back by popular demand, we’re running four free workshops this month:​​​​​​​

  • Tuesday 11 October, 12pm – 1pm
  • Thursday 13 October, 12pm – 1pm
  • Tuesday 18 October, 12pm – 1pm
  • Thursday 20 October, 12pm – 1pm

The 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). Contact us to find out which session/s will be the best type for you.

A few details

  • Sessions are held on and around UC’s campus
  • There is no cost to attend
  • No bike? No worries! Loan bikes and helmets can be provided on request

The sessions will be led by Paul from Odlin Cycle Coaching, run in collaboration between the UC Sustainability Office and the Christchurch City Council.

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

We’re holding these workshops as part of Biketober, Ōtautahi’s month long cycling festival. Bikes + October = Biketober!  Biketober is all about giving cycling a go. Whether you ride a bike already, would like to try, or just want to join the fun, there will be something for you happening in our city this October.  Check out Biketober’s website here to learn more and get involved.

Free Breakfast for Bikers – now on Monday 10th Oct

The weather forecast has even us admitting defeat – the Bike Breakfast is now postponed until Monday 10th October!

Simply bike to campus on Monday 10th October and be rewarded with free breakfast: we’re serving up coffee, a smoothie bike, smiles and baked goods from Bohemian Bakery. All you have to do is ride to uni, and we’ll handle the rest!

Find the Sustainability Office by the Beatrice Tinsley bike stands (between Beatrice Tinsley and Eng Core) from 8am – 10am (or until the food runs out).  Make sure to BYO cup for your drinks.

Check @ucsustain on Instagram for updates or check out the Facebook event here. 

See you next week!

We’re holding this event as part of Biketober, Ōtautahi’s month long cycling festival. Bikes + October = Biketober!   Biketober is all about giving cycling a go. Whether you ride a bike already, would like to try, or just want to join the fun, there will be something for you happening in our city this October. So, grab a bike, view the events and join the fun! Check out Biketober’s website here to learn more and get involved.

Free breakfast for cyclists!

Scale down your stress, elevate your energy and heighten your happy! Biking has loads of wellbeing benefits, and next week it’ll even get you a free breakfast!

Simply bike to campus on Thursday 6 October and be rewarded with free coffee, a smoothie bike, smiles and baked goods from Bohemian Bakery.

Find the Sustainability Office by the Beatrice Tinsley bike stands (between Beatrice Tinsley and Eng Core) from 8am – 10am (or until the food runs out).  Make sure to BYO cup for your drinks.

If wet, we still ride – but the event will be held in the Undercroft. Check @ucsustain on Instagram for updates or check out the Facebook event here.

We’re holding this event as part of Biketober, Ōtautahi’s month long cycling festival. Bikes + October = Biketober!   Biketober is all about giving cycling a go. Whether you ride a bike already, would like to try, or just want to join the fun, there will be something for you happening in our city this October. So, grab a bike, view the events and join the fun! Check out Biketober’s website here to learn more and get involved.