Young Cyclist of the Year 2017

Date: Thursday 30th November at 12pm Location: Laird Park, Peat Street 1st Boy & Girl: $100 voucher each 2nd Boy & Girl: $50 voucher each. Best boy & girl from each School will receive a $10 gift voucher when they compete in the Young Cyclists of the Year. They will also get A FREE sausage […]

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Whanganui wants to move its residents – on their bikes or feet rather than in cars

Whanganui’s district council wants to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes or feet. ZARYD WILSON looks at the council’s new, long-term active transport vision. More people on bikes, scooters or on foot are travelling between the suburbs and the city via a network of shared pathways. The council’s new Active Transport […]

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Ride Leader Programme

Cycling New Zealand (CNZ) have been developing the Ride Leader programme across NZ and we are keen to grow the network across Manawatu and Whanganui. Ride leaders are people who take others cycling, be they riding for fitness, recreation, health, or fun. Ride Leader is funded through NZTA and works in partnership with Councils, community […]

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Fifth stage of Shared Pathways Project completed ahead of schedule

The latest phase of Whanganui’s City to North Mole shared pathway is now complete. The new 2.5 metre wide concrete shared pathway between Balgownie Avenue and Gilberd Street opens to the public from today – two weeks ahead of its scheduled opening date. This section is approximately two kilometres long and is built on top […]

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Whanganui Bus Review Consultation

What you need to know: WHEN: public consultation is scheduled for: 29 May – 7 July 2017.  Over this period, members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the services. HOW: Members of the public can provide feedback by filling out a survey either on paper or online (via Horizons website) or by […]

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The NZ Transport Agency’s Favourite Places to Ride competition is back for 2017

The NZ Transport Agency‘s Favourite Places to Ride competition is back for 2017. Nominate your favourite bike rides in New Zealand and help others discover world-class routes that might be in their own back yard. Go to nzta.govt.nz/favplaces #nzfaveplaces  Social media pages NZTA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TransportAgency/ Aotearoa Bike Challenge Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/aotearoabikechallenge About the Favourite Places […]

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New school tracks get students on the move

Mosston School’s new bike track and scooter track has changed the way the school’s students look at cycling. The tracks, on the school field, are new this term. Principal Michelle Watson said because the school was on busy Mosston Rd, which has a 70km/h speed limit, pupils traditionally did not bike to school. “Our students […]

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On Your Bike NZ

Whanganui cycling features in the latest On Your Bike NZ article – featuring some of the fantastic cycling highlights of our beautiful town. You can read the full article here.

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Minister opens city cycleways

Spades, scissors and pedals dominated Transport Minister Simon Bridges’ morning in Whanganui yesterday as he turned the first sod of a new inner city cycleway and later cut the ribbon to open the first of a three-section riverside cycleway. Both projects are jointly funded by the Whanganui District Council and the Government through the Urban […]

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