Be Bright, Be Seen campaign on the road

Five hundred lights will be handed out to Whanganui cyclists, runners and walkers following the success of last year’s Be Bright, Be Seen campaign. The winter campaign is a partnership between Whanganui District Council, Horizons Regional Council, Whanganui Police, Let’s Go and bike groups to ensure those out and about during the season’s darker mornings […]

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Whanganui bike riders and retailers share views on cycling and shared pathways

Hard data is hard to come by but talk to anyone with close links to cycling and they’ll tell you there are more bikes on Whanganui’s streets and shared pathways. The Whanganui Bicycle Users Group (BUG) advocates for cycling in Whanganui. It is committed to building a strong cycling community while increasing cycle awareness and […]

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Shared Pathway Incentive

Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no doubt that the number of people riding bikes around Whanganui is increasing. We’re seeing a new breed of cyclist – one whose priority is leisure, health, transport or all three, with no lycra in sight. Many of them are getting off the road and on to the growing […]

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Cycle Forward pilot programme life-changing for Whanganui people with arthritis

A group of eight people, some of whom hadn’t been on a bike for decades, have unexpectedly become staunch cheerleaders for Whanganui’s shared pathways. They’re participants in Cycle Forward, a national pilot programme for people with arthritis being trialled in Whanganui. To read more, got to the Whanganui Chronicle

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Whanganui Community Bike Park nominated for national award

Whanganui’s Community Bike Park is up for a national award, and Sport Whanganui sees it as a big victory for members of the community who helped behind the scenes. The project has been nominated in community impact category in Sport New Zealand’s Sport and Recreation Awards. Read the rest of the article on the Whanganui […]

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Bikes in schools cycle track officially opened at Keith St School

Bikes in schools cycle track officially opened at Keith St School in Whanganui “Who can ride a bike?” Heaps of hands belonging to students sitting on the light green grass of the Keith St School field shoot up into the air. “Who wants to learn how to ride a bike?” Fewer hands are raised. “That’s […]

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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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