Free pancake breakfast attracts record numbers for Go By Bike Day in Whanganui

Record numbers turned out in Whanganui for the annual national Go By Bike Day. Volunteers were cooking and dishing up free pancakes at the Cornmarket Reserve on Wednesday morning for people who arrived by bike. Lyneke Onderwater, of the Whanganui Bicycle Users Group, said 85 people turned up during the two-hour breakfast session. “I’m very […]

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Contractors build float to move Whanganui bridge over two days

So many people want to see Whanganui’s newest bridge installed that the Whanganui District Council has to work on a detailed crowd plan, says project manager Rick Grobecker. The 130m-long pedestrian and cycle bridge is part of the Mountains to Sea/Nga Ara Tuhono cycleway, moving cyclists to the Whanganui River’s west bank for the final […]

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Cycling programme for people with arthritis to be launched in Whanganui

A pilot programme to encourage people with arthritis to make cycling part of their daily lives will be launched in Whanganui. The Cycle Forward programme is being launched by Arthritis New Zealand and Whanganui District Council on Wednesday, February 20. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be coming to Whanganui to launch this programme, which is the […]

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