Category Archives: Health and Fitness

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!

Student and Staff Social Event

Join us for a UC Community social event on 19 September 2023, where you can unleash your knowledge, have lunch, and get active! Everyone is welcome, and there will be kai to share with your colleagues. This event is free and open to all skill levels.

There’s a chance for you to flex brain muscles on Mental Health Awareness in a Kahoot quiz with prizes for each individual who gets 1st, 2nd, or3rd place🏆. Make sure you bring your cell phone to play.

Following this we will get stuck into some social volleyball. Don’t have a team for volleyball? No problem! They will be forming teams of 5-6 on the day, so just register your interest to give an idea of the numbers (this form only needs to be completed for the volleyball)

This event is for everyone!  You can do just the quiz or just the volleyball or both! The quiz starts just after 12 noon in the Ti Kouka Room at Haere-roa and the BBQ with sausages and veggie patties around 12.30pm. Volleyball kicks off at 1pm on the grassed area outside by the amphitheatre.

For more information on what is available find out here