Frocks on Bikes invites women to this 3-hour workshop where you can learn essential skills for riding safely and confidently on urban roads.
You’ll be on the street in Petone, learning how to interact with traffic and negotiate intersections, in a real-life situation with a qualified instructor. Bicycle, helmet and pre-registration required.
Meet at Wilford School, William Street Petone
Contact HCC road safety coordinator
Jan Simmons 04 570 6730,
Get skilled up and street savvy with the wonderful Marilyn from En Velo. These courses are designed to get you riding more confidently on the busy streets of Wellington. You’ll be indicating like a pro, dodging buses and courier vans with ease and whizzing round roundabouts in no time after a street skills session.
This summer we’re lucky enough to once again have Marilyn and her team of women instructors teaching a series of Street Skills courses. These courses are heavily discounted thanks to the Wellington City Council – only $20 gets you riding like a expert! This is the best investment you could make all summer.
We’ll be offering beginners and intermediate courses. On Saturday mornings and, a couple on a weekdays after work. Groups are limited so you get well looked after, but they fill up fast!
If you’re interested, check the dates below and email us asap to book your spot!
Updated dates for future courses:
Thinking you might go for a coffee this Sunday and enjoy the forecast wonderful weather?
Nationwide, cafés have been vying to donate to a good cause the biggest percentage of their sales from a two-hour window this Sunday afternoon. So during this two-hour window … people mob them with custom!
Celcius is the Wellington winner, and will donate 45% of their sales from the “carrotmob” period to a Fair Trade coffee cooperative in Papua New Guinea. They’ll use it to set up (solar-powered) electricity for the cooperative’s office. Go Celsius!
Great cause? [TICK!]
Great fun? [TICK!]
Great café experience? [TICK!]
“So how can I be part of this awesome thing?” we hear you cry. It’s easy: just head to Celsius this Sunday between 2 and 4pm for your regular Sunday afternoon coffee / cake / brunch / afternoon tea, and bring a friend – or a few!
Frocks On Bikes augmented the carrotmob to last year’s winners (Memphis Belle), and we had a blast. We played up to the media by arriving in a “mob”, looking stylish on our bikes and ringing our bells. Then… we had nice coffee and tasty food!
So – come along to Celcius on Sunday by yourself, or with your DIY mob, or – if you want to be part of a little spectacle of styley people arriving on bikes (and maybe getting our photos in the newspaper), get in touch with Frocks!
To be part of a mini-mob to Celcius, mail us back at firstname.lastname@example.org with “I want to carrotmob!” and we’ll send you the details of our (very close by) rendez-vous spot.
See you Sunday!
Bike the Trail is on this Sunday. Might be the last biking blast for this
summer, so what better excuse to get out your frocks. See you there?
HUTT CITY COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE
16 April 2012
Bike the Trail returns this Sunday
After having to postpone the original event during March’s “weather bomb”,
Hutt Valley’s largest cycling event, Bike the Trail, will be making a return
The event, which takes place along the Hutt River Trail, has a choice of two
distances – the longer 25km version starting at Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt,
or the shorter 12km option from Stokes Valley. As both options provide a
flat, scenic, non-competitive bike ride suitable for all ages and
capabilities, this free event is the most popular cycling event in Lower
Starting at 12pm, cyclists finish at Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone, where a
free BBQ is provided, along with live music, spot prizes, vouchers from
Avanti Plus Lower Hutt and other giveaways.
Free transport is also provided for both bikes and their riders back to the
While the event is free for all, pre-registration is encouraged for
indication of numbers. Register online at www.bikethetrail.co.nz
Bike the Trail is proudly presented by Hutt City Council, Activation and
For further information contact Thomas Buchanan, major events coordinator on email email@example.com
This Saturday 14th, 9.30-12.30, it’s the season’s final Street Skills workshop – where for a mere $20 you can get three hours of tailored, professional bike handling and defensive riding training!
They’re a boon for anyone wanting to sharpen their street skills a little for the urban jungle – including those dodgy moments of confusion about the new give-way rule!
This Saturday is an intermediate (rather than beginner) course so it’s ideal for those of you who are getting around on two wheels but want to be more comfortable, confident, safer and calmer on the road.
There are a couple of spots left so email us quick to book your slot.
It seems that despite promising beautiful sunshiney goodness, the weather-people have not obliged. The forecast for tomorrow in the ‘rapa is looking rather less than ideal for a frocknic. In fact, rather glum. So we’ll put this one on hold and wait for summer to return.
If anyone out there has their heart set on one last frockish summer ride join us on Thursday for what is truly the ‘last of summer’ ride!
Once again, check back here for details and cancellations.
But in rather good news, the forecast is looking stunning for Auckland this Sunday. If you’re up there, be sure to check out Cycle Style. It looks amazing!
And if you’re in the Gisborne locality, they’re having a ride to the Blackberry Jam. Sounds great!
If you’re in the Hutt this Sunday, why not ride down to the Big Day Dowse? Bands, circus shows, food… all to celebrate the opening of the new civic square.
And if you’re stuck inside, check out Wellington Cycle Chic. Who knows if you – or your bike – have been snapped riding around Wellywood!