Friends on Bikes Newsletter August

Dear Friends

I’m relieved that we have not been busy planning rides over these past couple of months as chances are they would have been rained out! I’ve been seizing the moment and going out for a ride when the sun and my timetable coordinates which frankly has not been that often and often the tracks have been closed because they are too wet 😦 Connie in the meantime has been soaking up the heat of Europe’s crazy summer.

Anyway now its August in down under, lets get your mountain bike wheels pumped up and come out to Rangiora to enjoy a nice chance to explore some new terrain- all details attached.

Meg

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August 2022 Friends on Bikes Newsletter.pdf

Event this Saturday

Dear Friends

One of our members shared a "sort of" cycling-related event that is on this Saturday afternoon. Caretakers of the World Peace Bell in the Botanic Gardens are having a ceremony to celebrate world peace AND, as it’s also the UN Bicycle Day, they are encouraging people to cycle there. The Bell was brought to New Zealand and installed in the Christchurch Gardens due to the efforts of the late Roy Sinclair, a staunch peace and cycling advocate. Roy was a photojournalist and produced the Spokes newsletter for many years between his many and extensive cycle touring trips.

Friends/Frocks on Bikes have also history regarding advocating peace, given Connie and my input in planning and leading Peace Train Rides over the past 4 years. So the organisers were very excited when I got in touch.

All details of when and where are in the attachment. Don’t forget to wheel your cycles into the Garden- no riding allowed! The group will go to a near by café for refreshments afterwards. there is no actual planned cycle ride unless someone organises it on the spot! Unfortunately I have to work on Saturday, but I will be there for the ceremony as I have been invited to say a few words about the Peace Train.

Meg

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Friends on Bikes Newsletter

Dear Friends

Included in the attachment are a couple of nice rides coming up.

If you are interested in the Kate Sheppard ride/history of women cycling event, book sooner rather than later as tickets are limited (btw the $25 includes a tea/coffee and scones).

The solstice ride is, as always, a free event. Well done to Friend/ex-frocker Ian Wells for putting on the 10th ride. It has become a winter tradition for Friends on Bikes for sure.

Remember if you have ideas for rides, please let us know. Planning is underway for Biketober, so if you ride or cycling event falls in or around October we’ll filter it through to the Biketober steering group.

Warm regards on a wet Saturday

Meg

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Friends on Bike Newsletter_May_June 2022.pdf

April Friends on Bikes Newsletter

Dear Friends

Being in RED has given Connie and I some time to take stock of how our group can run sustainably in the future. So changes are afoot!

In the meantime please let me know if you no longer want to receive these emails and I’ll take you off the distribution list.

Meg

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April FriendsonBikes Newsletter 2022.pdf

Friends on Bikes Newsletter

Dear Friends

Being in RED has provided some valuable stocktake time for Connie and I and how we run Friends on Bikes. Changes are afoot!

I expect you won’t be getting so many emails from me but even so, as always, do let me know if you want to be taken off the distribution list.

Meg

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April FriendsonBikes Newsletter 2022.pdf

No organised Friends on Bikes rides for a while

Dear friends
Now Omicron is in Canterbury it’s not worth the risk of gatherings and events and opportunities to eat an drink together that are "nice to have" but not totally necessary. So Friends on Bikes won’t be organizing rides for a while. We do, however, totally endorse the Aotearoa Bike Challenge. If you haven’t already, go in and register- its never too late. All details attached in the newsletter.
For the past couple of years our February ride has been out to Blueberry Bliss to PYO berries and catch up over real fruit ice-creams and coffee. We love supporting Don and Wendy’s business as they are such cycling stalwarts, with Don also being the Spokes Canterbury chair … besides those blueberries are pretty delicious! While this obviously wont happen as a Friends ride this year, why not make it a day out on a day of your choosing? It may pay to get in touch first to find out about the state of the berries: 325 2232. 475 Robinsons Road, Prebbleton.
Cheers
Meg
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February 2022 Friends on Bikes Newsletter.pdf

Frocks on Bikes December Newsletter

Dear Friends

This is yet another "due to COVID the event will now not take place" message! Yes, the annual New Brighton Santa Parade, which we have been participating in for the past few years, has been called off due to concerns about COVID. However, we’re still having a ride out east this month to check out 2 cycle- related places that neither Frocks not Friends have gone to yet. This is a child-friendly ride but, as always please ensure YOU are providing support for your child.

Please remember to bring your vaccination pass and your masks and to scan in to our QR code when you arrive. Friends on Bikes wont be checking your pass BUT you may need it to go into many places we go. We’d prefer, however, that participants are double vaccinated to maximise the chances of keeping each other safe.

Meg

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December 2021 Friends on Bikes Newsletter.pdf

November Friends on Bikes Newsletter

Dear Friends

Another Biketober is over for another year but the cycling continues, unabated! We’d like to alert you to 2 events happening in November, one of the first Sunday of the month and our feature ride on the last Sunday of the month. Get your tickets early to make sure you are not disappointed!

Meg, Connie, and the Te Putahi and Heritage NZ teams

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November 2021 Friends on Bikes Newsletter.pdf

Biketober continues…

Dear friends

The second half of October continues with lots of great cycling events and rides. Check out the newsletter for just some of the activities on offer.

As always, please let me know if you no longer wish to receive these emails.

Meg

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Biketober Friends on Bikes Newsletter_no 2.pdf

Biketober and Friends on Bikes

Hey Friends on Bikes

There are loads of cycling things coming your way throughout Biketober. So many that I will send out another newsletter in a couple of weeks’ time to remind you of more good stuff in the second half of Biketober. Check out the Rave opening event (finishing off with dancing and free Rollickin Gelato ice-cream), free try outs at the velodrome at Denton Park, cycle tours around the red zone and more.

On another note, and very coincidently, around the time we were asking you about out name change the Frocks groups in Auckland and Wellington were having a similar crisis of identity. About 12 of us from around the country convened on zoom last week to discuss whether we collectively take on a new name, keeping the kaupapa tho. While Connie and I are very keen to keep our name “Friends on Bikes”, as voted by you, we may have an extra by-line name, shared by all former frocks groups to unite us- keeping us very much same but different. Watch this space!

Meg

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Biketober Friends on Bikes Newsletter_1.pdf