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Getting on your bike, as easy as ABC

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Spring is here, and with the warmer weather and longer daylight hours it’s the perfect time to dust off your bike and sign up to the Aotearoa Bike Challenge.

Aotearoa Bike Challenge poster

[PDF, 816 KB]To encourage more people to discover how easy and enjoyable riding a bike can be, the NZ Transport Agency has partnered with Love to Ride to develop the Aotearoa Bike Challenge [PDF, 816 KB], a new, national bike initiative that will take place during February 2017.

Transport Agency National Cycling Manager Dougal List says that with the change of seasons and daylight saving it’s the perfect time for New Zealanders to get on their bikes and the perfect opportunity to sign up and get ready for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge in February.

“More people cycling to work, to keep fit, or simply for fun has positive benefits for riders and for our transport networks. The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a great way to encourage people to get out and give cycling a go, even if they haven’t ridden a bike for a while.”

MetService General Manager Corporate Affairs Jacqui Bridges says the Aotearoa Bike Challenge will be a wonderful way to encourage staff to get on their bikes and to generate some friendly competition between the teams.

“MetService is a big supporter of staff well-being and we take pride in being a bike-friendly workplace. We’ll be promoting the Aotearoa Bike Challenge to all our staff, not only those who are keen cyclists but the rookie bikers too.”

Organisations from across New Zealand are encouraged to take part in the challenge and get their staff and department teams to compete to see who can get the most people to ride a bike. Dougal List says that there are some exciting prizes and spot prizes on offer as an extra incentive to take part. 

You can sign up now at www.aotearoa.bike(external link).

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