Ding a ling: why I like bells on bikes

An ode to the bicycle bell, a humble but useful wee accessory.

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Sneak Peak Napiers newest I-way

It doesn't officially open until Sunday but we couldn't wait that long to try out Napier's newest cycle way. A flat 7 km loop close to Marine Pde and the city centre.  We started from Marine parade and joined the iway opposite Napier boys high school. Cycling along the waterfront is always a joy and … Continue reading Sneak Peak Napiers newest I-way

Spring into spring

Despite the cold blast of recent days, there are plenty of signs that Spring is here. The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, buds are on the trees and the blue sky beacons me to head outside.  Has winter had you off your bike, enjoying some hibernation? If so your bike (and … Continue reading Spring into spring

Bike to Soccer – Warm Up, Stress Down

Here's a great idea done well in Auckland.  How about instead of driving to Saturday sport and fuming over the lack of parking, let's ride there instead.  Cool idea huh?  Yep, they call it "Bike to Soccer - the warm-up that frees up the streets!" In their blog post, Bike Auckland celebrate the success of … Continue reading Bike to Soccer – Warm Up, Stress Down