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Thank you for taking part in Biketober!

Thanks to the incredible students who dusted off their bikes and got involved in Biketober this year! 

Check out the photos from UC’s Bike Breakfast event below and see the action from other events around the city @biketoberchch. 

Beyond the month of October, cycling is a great way to travel around our city – it lowers emissions, it’s convenient, affordable, good for mental and physical health, and… it’s fun!  

See how UC supports cyclists by checking out the website here and learn what is planned for the future in the UC Cycle Plan 2022-2030. If you’re keen to explore the network of cycleways in our city (over 60km!), check out the latest Ōtautahi Christchurch Bike Map here. 

Share your feedback  

What was your favourite Biketober event?  

Do you have a suggestion for an activity you’d like to see happen on campus next year?  

Let us know in the comments below! 

Special thanks to GeogSoc, UC Human Power and our amazing Eco Volunteers for their help on the day. Photo credit to Corey Blackburn and Dominic Blissett.

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 chloe.sutton@canterbury.ac.nz for more details and to register, and together let’s gain the confidence to enjoy Ōtautahi by bike!