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Pedalling Christchurch

Christchurch is littered with empty blocks, rubble and demolition cranes, not to mention fences stopping access to the ‘red zone’.  All this can leave one wondering what there is to do? As a resident it’s easy to run to the hills and as a visitor it would be easy to avoid the place all together.

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Christchurch to Lyttleton via Diamond Harbour

Christchurch local Holly Gadsdon shares one of her favourite day trips, a cruise from Christchurch to Lyttelton via Diamond Harbour with a ferry crossing in there too.

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Tomorrow’s Mountain Bikers Today

Right now, as you read, New Zealand mountain biking is ticking over its third decade.

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Wellington - Mecca for Mountain Bikers

Meagan Robertson wrote a great story about the contribution of Trail Fund New Zealand to various community trails in and around Wellington.

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An Ode to the Cable Tie

Arriving in Porto in northern Portugal, Kiwi riders Jamie McAulay and Nicholas Ryan haggled a deal for two old bikes at the Saturday flea market.

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Eat for Success

After the success of a PB ride or a competition win, celebrating with some tasty food and fluids can be tempting.

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The Portugese village

Arriving in Porto in northern Portugal, Kiwi riders Jamie McAulay and Nicholas Ryan haggled a deal for two old bikes at the Saturday flea market.

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The benefits of a good bicycle bell

Arriving in Porto in northern Portugal, Kiwi riders Jamie McAulay and Nicholas Ryan haggled a deal for two old bikes at the Saturday flea market.

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The Evolution of Mountain Biking in New Zealand

If you belong to the now middle-aging Generation X, mountain biking didn’t exist when you were a kid.  Those born in the 1970s have been lucky to witness and help forge the evolution of the mountain bike to what it is today.

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Hydration on the bike

Summer is here, encouraging riders to hit the trails.

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