On Your Bike

Experience: Riding the Twin Coast Cycle Trail

Experience: Riding the Twin Coast Cycle TrailPou Herenga Tai or the Twin Coast Cycle Trail is Aotearoa’s northern-most ‘Great Ride’. Stretching 87 kilometres, it connects Opua in the Bay of Islands to Horeke at the head of the Hokianga Harbour. The trail passes stunning scenery and views, historic rail tunnels and bridges, stands of totara, the longest coastal boardwalk on any …
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The Big Loop: Biking Around Aotearoa

The Big Loop: Biking Around AotearoaPeople talk about “cycling around New Zealand” – and in 2015, the intrepid Dunc Wilson. person, adventurer, writer and broadcaster, literally did, becoming the first person to circumnavigate Aotearoa… by bike. Why? In classic New Zealand tradition, because it was there. And, because Dunc’s a good egg, he also fundraised nearly $8000 for St John along the …
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The new family car – a cargo bike!

The new family car - a cargo bike!Cargo bikes are increasingly popular, especially for families looking for carbon-free alternatives to the second – or even first – car. Yes, even in Auckland! Reader Pete Moth shares his family’s experience. My family moved to Auckland from London in 2017, with 2 kids, aged 2 & 4 at the time. We had arranged for …
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Essential Workers on Wheels 1: The Health Professionals

Essential Workers on Wheels 1: The Health ProfessionalsEvery day, all over Auckland, essential workers set off to their workplaces by bike. With New Zealand now operating at Level 4 lockdown, we’re keen to shine a light on their experiences, and their thoughts on the way ahead. Today, we focus on five people whose job it is to keep us healthy. (Plus: here’s …
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