Cycling tips and information

Whether you're a seasoned cycler or just getting started see below for helpful tips and links to other great websites.

Getting a bike

If you haven’t already got a bike, your local bike shop is the best place to start. Check out advice on choosing a bike. Auctions include TradeMe , and Police auctions. The university bike club, UC Bike may also a good source of an affordable bike. You could also try a second hand bike store called Around Again (catch the Purple Line Bus to get to it!)

Getting the rules right

Download the road code for cyclists:

Start safe

Save even more time

  • Map your own route through Hagley or other parks where your car can’t go.
  • Find shops at your door by searching for things like “organic groceries” in your suburb. Get directions, walking/driving time and distance, and limit shops to being within a specified distance.

Get a bike trailer

  • Buy a bike trailer, or better yet, make one yourself! There is some great information on the website
  • If you're not too sure about bike trailers you can hire one for a short time for free by contacting

Get connected

  • Spokes Canterbury: a local cycling advocacy group dedicated to include cycling as an everyday form of transport in local and regional planning.
  • Bikewise NZ for cycling tips from choosing a bike, through cycling in city traffic, to equipment, maintenance, and more.
  • Join the cycling related club UC Bike.

Get informed