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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.

Cycle with Confidence!

Gain the skills to negotiate traffic with confidence!

Is riding a bike to uni, work, to the local shops or around town your goal? Then this the opportunity to get practical, personalised advice in a safe, supportive and fun environment!

Join the UC Sustainability Office for two free workshops designed to get you out and enjoying Ōtautahi Christchurch by bike (and saving some serious $$) this spring:

Session One | Tuesday 20 September will be covering cycle safety skills and techniques in an off-road setting. 

Session Two | Tuesday 27 September will be putting these into practice on the cycleways and quiet roads surrounding UC.

It’s recommended you attend both sessions (if you can) to get the most from the experience.

A few details:

  • Sessions are held on and around UC’s campus during the lunch hour (12pm – 12.50pm)
  • 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.

Cheaper student bus fares now here!

Metro has launched a huge new discount for uni students. You can now save 40% off travel if you have a Tertiary Student Metrocard.

With public transport now half price across the country until January 2023, that means you can travel within Ōtautahi Christchurch for only 75 cents on the bus. Top that! 

All you need to do is order your brand new free card here (you’ll need your UC login details for this).  You’ll be notified once your card is ready to be picked up from the UCSA counter at Haere-roa on Level 2. 

To be eligible for the Tertiary Student Metrocard, you have to be enrolled at UC for at least one semester. 

The discount is a 2-year trial, so let’s make it a success and travel sustainably! 

Check out the Metrocard website for more information here.