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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City Set to Embrace Bike Challenge

Norman Gruebsch reckons more people should hop on their bikes. Next month’s Aotearoa Bike Challenge promotes the benefits of cycling with some great prizes up for grabs, the Whanganui District Council Active Transport Co-ordinator said. The challenge, which runs across New Zealand from February 1-28, is supported by the Let’s Go programme and the New […]

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Scooter training for Mosston School

In the last few weeks, Mosston School students have practised road safety and etiquette skills for using scooters in an off-road environment. The skills training, which is part of Let’s Go Whanganui’s schools programme, is supplied by the Whanganui Multisport Club. Junior students learned basic scooter skills and how to scan for hazards, while older […]

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Cycleway opens for family fun

The new cycleway at Gonville School in Whanganui opens on Wednesday and a bunch of young test riders were giving it a big thumbs up this week. The 400m track is part of a package from New Zealand Charitable Trust Bike On which includes 30 bikes of different sizes, a raised wooden bridge section, a […]

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Workshop on cycle safety

The best and fastest way to get from A to B by car can be the worst way to get there on a bicycle, Cycling Action Network instructor Julian Hulls says. He advised cyclists to choose routes with fewer and slower vehicles – parks, cycleways, dead end streets with walkways rather than busy main roads. […]

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