Keep up with Gisborne frockers on Facebook

The Gisborne Flock has been up and running since 2012. You can find out all the details about what’s happening by checking out our facebook page.

Our first ride was on Sunday the 26th of February 2012. Check out the pics here!

If you’re not on Facebook, get in touch with Lucy at gisbornefrocks@gmail.com

Oxford ride: 8 november and more

Happy Friday, Frocks on Bikers!
We have 2 excellent rides for you in November. Our Oxford rides takes us further out of the city than we have ever ventured to date. It promises to be packed with country treats! While car pooling can be done through face book, for those who dont do face book you can contact Connie directly on 021 127 79250. I’m making the most of the day by going out early on the nearby Whardale Track. People are welcome to come with but I shall be leaving at 7.15am! I have capacity for 4 bikes- phone 0278 848 6927.
I shall be posting more details about the exciting Climate Parade closer to the time.
On a more serious note, there are 3 cycle ways documents out or due out soon for consultation:
Little River – to the Hospital through Addington and Middleton from the southern motorway Rapanui –Shag Rock to town via Linwood
Papanui Parallell – Northlands mall to city (compliments railway cycleway) The links to the Little River-Hosptial one are attached.
Please submit that you like these (if you in fact do) with some polite, encouraging improvements as you see fit. We may be up against decenting voices which, if they are the majority, may stymie the whole process! Looking forward to seeing lots of you out on our rides this month. Meg andConnie and Fi (Oxford hostess)

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Frocks on Bikes October2015.pdf
Little River cycle way consultation and submission links.pdf

Frocktober and 2 November rides coming your way

Its Froctober at last so let’s hope that’s the end of our cold, wet spring.
We have an eclectic array of frocking activity for you, including October’s great feature ride on Sunday 11th. Connie has prepared a full description of the City2Sumner ride, attached.
As always, if you hear of something that would be of interest to Frock on Bikes, pass it on. And if you want to lead a ride, do tell! Meg and Connie
Frocks on Bikes October2015 draft.pdf
City2SumnerRide.pdf

September Frocking events

Hello Frockers and Welcome to Newcomers.
Again we have so much news that another newsltter is warrented. Connie and I hope to see you at one or all of the exciting September rides/events listed.
Remember, if you want to have YOUR garden included in a cycling tour, get in touch! Let us know what month it is at it’s best and we’ll attempt to coordinate it with local parks and public beauty spots.
As always, if you no longer need or want these emails, do tell, and if you have an idea for a ride share it with us.

Meg and Connie
Frocks on Bikes September2015-.pdf

Babboe bike deomonstrations tomorrow, 8 August

Hello again-this just to hand: Sjors Brouwer (who describes himself as “Dutch, getting more kiwi every year”) is demonstrating the Babboe bike TOMORROW 8 August; 12.00 Antigua Boat Sheds, 2 Cambridge Terrace and from 2pm at Van Dams Cafe, 355 Riccarton Road
Babboe are everywhere in Holland, (mostly non-electric, as Holland is flat, and Dutch people have strong legs, according to Siors!). However Babboe have very good gears to deal with heavy loads. The cost is easily recouped if it replaces a car trip -always a great excuse to buy another bike!
Siors has bikes suitable for touring and/or transporting large loads, e.g. 4 children.
Cycling technique for three wheelers requires some getting used to especially on cambered roads, but bumps are no problem! Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F_OFmQkghk
You can find more information and photos on ecoproductsnz@live.com and on Trademe and Sjors is happy to provide extra information: 03-5285436 Thats all this time
Meg

A newsletter for August Frocks on Bikes (Christchurch)

Hi Everyone
There are so many snippets of bike-related news that I thought Iwould “throw together” (meaning faff around for way too long) a wee newletter for August! Enjoy your read… maybe there won’t be a next time… who knows?
Connie and I hope to see you at one or more of these events, especially the Market2Market Ride. For updates google our fabook page
As always, do let me know if you want to unsubscribe AND if you have an ideafor a ride, or news of an event that sounds too frocking amazing to miss. Meg 🙂
Frocks on bikes Newsletter August 2015.pdf

A 5 minute survey, an invitation to a workshop and heads up about July rides

Hi Frockers

Wasn’t the Solstice ride AMAZING?! 400 riders certainly took up a whole lots of space -seemed more like 1000. So pretty seeing everyone’s light sparkling around the park!

I want to introduce 2 lovely ladies who are both doing cycling-related but quite different projects that I hope you will engage with:
Lily Bui is a visiting scholar at the University of Canterbury. She says: “This winter, UC’s Geohealth Laboratory and SensingCity Trust are working on a project that seeks to better understand cycling infrastructure and safety in Christchurch. We’ve created a short, 5-minute survey for cyclists in the city, and if you could donate a moment of your time to answer the questions, we would be so appreciative of your help! http://bit.ly/cyclewaysproject
Thank you so much in advance for considering, and cycle safely! Warmly, Lily Bui +64 021 034 5091”

Rose Dovey has a contract with Cycle Advocates Network (CAN) coordinating ‘Share the Road – Road User Workshops’. These aim to create an understanding between heavy vehicle drivers and cyclists about the issues each of them face on the road by literally putting them in each other’s seats. She’s organised a workshop for the 8th July (see invitation attached) which 10-15 bus driver trainers are attending. She needs to recruit some cyclists to balance things so if you can take part, please fill in the attached attendance form and return to rose@can.org.nz. or rose@motum.co.nz (ignore the rsvp by 22 June bit)

As for July’s ride, Connie and I have tossed around a few ideas- so watch this space! There are a few brand new bits of cycle infrastructure that it would be nice to check out, and the Lincoln-Springfield Cycle Way Grand Opening is on the cards, but no one seems to know exactly when. Or maybe once the snow has gone (and the current threat of heavy frost is over) a trip out to Oxford may be just the thing to get the blood pumping. Could the lady who wanted to host that ride please get in touch? I’m embarrassed to have forgotten your name…
As always, if you’re busting to show off a nice ride around your ‘hood, do get in touch! And please let me know if you no longer wish/need to get these emails

Meg

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Sharing the Road Workshop Invite ChCh July 8th 2015 (1).pdf
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