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Barry Soper: Who says we all want more cycle ways?
December 11, 2018 (03:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: One thing you can say about the American twang of Julie Anne Genter is that it's enthusiastic, particularly when it comes to her pet topics.One of them is cycling, to such an extent that a few months ago she cycled to... More...
Cycling: Shane Archbold and Aaron Gate return to track cycling
December 11, 2018 (03:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A conversation over a couple of beers in Spain has steered Shane Archbold back to the track.The Kiwi cyclist has been without a professional road team since Irish outfit Aqua Blue Sport folded in August, and has returned to the... More...
Nicola Patrick: Nothing surprises me anymore -- except these surprises
December 11, 2018 (03:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sometimes I've heard people say "nothing surprises me anymore" " I'm obviously not there, yet, as this week has had more than a few surprises.Turns out some people in New Zealand think that a Maori dressing up as Santa is a big... More...
$500,000 boost for Whanganui velodrome roof ahead of public open day
December 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The bid to put a roof on Whanganui's velodrome has had a half a million dollar boost. The $500,000 grant from the Whanganui Community Foundation comes just as the Raise the VeloRoof group prepares to open the facility up to the... More...
Twice the fun on a tandem bike with Pāpāmoa's Coastal Cruisers
December 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Iain Bibby always has his mate Yvonne with him when he goes for a bike ride.He's the "captain" at the helm of Yvonne de Winter's tandem bike and she's the passenger.The two go biking every week in Pāpāmoa together.Yvonne,... More...
Whanganui council and Arthritis New Zealand team up to get people active
December 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui will host a pilot project aiming to get people with arthritis to start cycling. Exercise can help improve the condition, particularly osteoarthritis, and Arthritis New Zealand promotes cycling as a good form of physical... More...
Whanganui-Upokongaro cycleway bridge takes shape
December 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Foundations for the new Whanganui-Upokongaro cycleway bridge could be constructed before Christmas, Whanganui District Council project manager Rick Grobecker says.Its prefabricated steel parts were made by Eastbridge in Napier,... More...
Study finds cycle lanes and walkways reduce car use and emissions
December 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New research has shown that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions.The research, from the University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University, studied the impact of new... More...
Kiwi as! Wellington cyclist's bizarre raincoat goes viral
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
They say "you can't beat Wellington on a good day". But according to one brave cyclist, you can't beat Wellington on a bad day either.Hilarious footage has emerged of an ingenious Wellington cyclist riding along Taranaki St while... More...
Mike Hosking: Julie Anne Genter's peddling nostalgia, not sensible cycling policy
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: Small irony in Julie Anne Genter's first day back at work from having a baby, is she used NZTA to spend some more of our money.You know NZTA? The agency currently under investigation for not doing their jobs around warrants.... More...
NZTA to give $23m to get more children riding bicycles
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The New Zealand Transport Agency will spend $23 million over three years to get more children riding bikes, Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter has announced. Bikes in Schools, a charitable trust that aims to get children... More...
Green MP and Government Minister Julie Anne Genter back at work today
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Government Minister Julie Anne Genter has returned to work after three months on parental leave.Genter, who is Minister for Women as well as Associate Minister of Transport and Health, gave birth to her son Joaquin in August after... More...
Work starts on Paengaroa to Rotoiti cycleway
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Work has started on the new cycle trail link between Paengaroa and Rotoiti and it could be opened temporarily for use over the Christmas break.The $150,000 trail is being funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency and is an important... More...
Cyclist dies following 'medical event' during Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A cyclist has died in the annual Lake Taupō Cycle challenge.Event organisers have confirmed the person died while competing in today's event, which takes cyclists on a course around Lake Taupō. "Early information suggests... More...
Offers of help flood in for victims of bike theft in Northland
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The teacher who had her bike and belongings stolen from a campground in Waitangi partway through a cycle trip around New Zealand was bought to tears after offers of help have flooded in.The plight of Dunedin woman Jan Burch featured... More...
Auckland Transport boss says cycleway report is fundamentally flawed
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Auckland Transport chief executive Shane Ellison says a report stating the council body may have used overestimated figures to give a favourable business case for four cycleways in the city is fundamentally flawed.A Herald story... More...
Four abreast: Motorist 'peeved off' at group of cyclists hogging busy Auckland road
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An Auckland motorist was left "peeved off" after a large group of cyclists took over Tamaki Dr without consideration.But a cycling advocacy group is calling for motorists to show patience and share the roads with other users.Lana... More...
Young Whanganui cyclists make the grade
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Young Whanganui cyclists were being put through their paces at Laird Park this week.Two top cyclists (one girl and one boy from each school) have been chosen to compete for the Young Cyclist of the Year award.Constables Rob Conder... More...
Simon Wilson: Why do bicycles provoke such a flamethrower of fury?
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: Why are people so frightened of bicycles? By people I mean especially those people in the media, my colleagues, who think it's sharp to use any old nonsense to try to destroy cycling. Ha, that bike lane is empty! Haha,... More...
Cyclist Cardoso banned 4 years for doping before 2017 Tour
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " The International Cycling Union says it imposed a four-year ban on Portuguese rider Andre Cardoso for doping with EPO ahead of the 2017 Tour de France.The UCI says its anti-doping tribunal gave its verdict,... More...
Comment: The real reason cycle lanes are always empty
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: I'm not a cyclist. I don't own a bike and I hate the feeling of Lycra. I drive my car over offensively short distances sometimes and I'm unapologetically lazy about walking to the shops.My only bias is being a big... More...
Auckland Council responds to Mike Hosking on Auckland cycleways: Get out of your car
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Auckland Council returned fire at Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking around the city's cycleways.During his daily opinion piece yesterday , Hosking addressed the revelation that exaggerated figures were being used to get funding for cycleways."Auckland... More...
Auckland cycleways overestimated demand to obtain taxpayer funding, says Auckland Transport report
November 12, 2018 (08:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Auckland Transport may have used exaggerated figures to receive taxpayer dollars for four cycleways in the city, says an internal AT report."The cycle demand was overestimated in all the four business cases" for the Quay St, Nelson... More...
New bike track gets Tawhero and St Marcellin schools pedalling
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A new bike track between Tawhero and St Marcellin schools has opened adding another cog in Whanganui's growing network of cycleways. An official opening for the track was held on Monday and Tawhero School principal Chris Dibben... More...
Cycling: Whanganui's Glenn Haden does well at Tour of Southland
November 08, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui cyclist Glenn Haden is very satisfied with his first attempt at New Zealand's preeminent cycling race tour.Haden completed the SBS Bank Tour of Southland last Saturday after six days and over 850km of gruelling road racing.Racing... More...
Cyclist allegedly shoved car door against woman in road rage incident
November 08, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Witnesses are shaken after a "disgusting" road rage incident in which a cyclist allegedly hurt a woman by jamming her in a car door.But police say accounts from the scene contradict each other and no charges are being laid.The... More...
Pro riders union upset by doping control during cycling gala
November 07, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " The professional cyclists' union is urging anti-doping authorities to treat athletes in a more respectful manner after a Belgian rider was forced to leave a cycling gala to follow anti-doping inspectors for an out-of-competition... More...
Froome coy about Giro defense as 2019 route revealed
November 01, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Chris Froome could have another attempt at winning both the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France as the British rider has not ruled out the possibility of defending the title he secured in Rome this year.Next year's... More...
Wanganui Collegiate School's Kyle Hoskin impressing on the cycle track
October 29, 2018 (03:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kyle Hoskin hopped on a mountain bike at the age of 10 and has never looked back.The Wanganui Collegiate School student is now 16 and pedals around New Zealand competing in all sorts of cycle races."The most recent was one of... More...
2019 Tour de France celebrates century of yellow jerseys
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Next year's Tour de France will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the showcase race's iconic yellow jersey.With France emerging from the carnage of World War I, the Tour offered its beacon of hope to the war-ravaged... More...
Letters: Walk the Avenue at your peril
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
IT WAS my misfortune today to walk the Avenue from the AA Office to New World supermarket. What an absolute disgrace, not to mention danger, that footpath is.I have walked the footpaths in most cities in New Zealand and have never... More...
Hamish Carter resigns from High Performance Sport New Zealand after Cycling New Zealand leak drama
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Olympic gold medalist Hamish Carter has resigned as High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) Campaign Consultant Manager after it was revealed that he had passed on confidential documents from the 2016 Olympic Games campaign debrief.The... More...
Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times.Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter... More...
Two Great Ride cycle trails near Rotorua to get maintenance funding
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Two Great Rides on Rotorua's doorstep are to set to get more than $25,000 each in the latest round of funding for the upkeep of the 11 Great Rides of Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail.Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has announced... More...
On yer bikes: Whaka100 shoot out sets scene for entertaining weekend
October 21, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Before the Whaka100 main event yesterday,riders put their speed to the test in the Rotorua Isuzu Shoot Out on Saturday.Riders set off at one at a time at intervals of 30 seconds in a time trial to complete the 1.9km course. The... More...
Hutt Valley judge to mentor Porirua students for iconic Coast to Coast
October 21, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A district court judge is swapping his robes for exercise gear to help mentor a group of Porirua students heading to the Coast to Coast.Judge Arthur Tompkins, normally found in the Hutt Valley District Court, is pulling strings... More...
CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall to leave USA Cycling at year's end
October 21, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
USA Cycling is once again on the hunt for another chief executive.It's in a decidedly better place than last time.Derek Bouchard-Hall announced Friday he is resigning as president and CEO at the end of the year, opening a job... More...
Chris Rattue: If cyclist had sex with coach Anthony Peden she should be named
October 19, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: There's a giant hole in that just-released cycling report , and probably only one person who can fill it.Who was the female athlete involved in an alleged relationship with coach Anthony Peden? We, the taxpayers, have... More...
Cyclists on potential collision course with bus passengers in Auckland cycleway plans
October 19, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A new cycleway planned for central Auckland will put pedallers on a potential collision course with crowds of bus passengers.Cycling groups and Auckland Transport, however, say the risk has been addressed by safety measures.Auckland... More...
On-street charging stations planned for electric-bike users in Auckland
October 19, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An Auckland company wants to install park-and-charge stations for e-bikes on city streets to help end riders' anxieties about running out of electricity.Big Street Bikers plans to set up two trial sites, in Auckland's Ponsonby Rd... More...
Commentators clash over controversial first transgender world champion
October 19, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cycling's first transgender world champion has fired back at heated criticism surrounding her breakthrough victory at the 2018 UCI Masters track championships.Canadian philosophy professor at South Carolina's College of Charleston... More...
Member of US cycling team found after going missing in Spain
October 19, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MADRID (AP) " A member of American cycling team Trek-Segafredo was hospitalized with a concussion after going missing for several hours in northeastern Spain on Monday.Director Steven De Jongh "did not sustain more serious injuries"... More...
Cycling New Zealand review reveals bullying, absence of accountability
October 15, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cycling New Zealand has tumbled from its pedals with the release of the Heron Report reviewing the organisation's culture. The investigation, led by Michael Heron QC, highlights "bullying", "an absence of accountability" and "suboptimal... More...
French rider Pinot wins Tour of Lombardy
October 13, 2018 (13:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMO, Italy (AP) " French rider Thibaut Pinot won the Tour of Lombardy on Saturday for the first single-day classic victory of his career.Pinot, who rides for the Groupama-FDJ team, left behind challenger Vincenzo Nibali with a... More...
Cycling: George Bennett records another slice of New Zealand cycling history at Il Lombardia
October 13, 2018 (13:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has added yet another New Zealand cycling record to his palmares at Il Lombardia this morning.Bennett has finished 10th in the storied one-day race - one of cycling's five "monuments" contested by the world's best... More...
Whanganui couple Peter and Louise Oskam begin forestry project with recreation sideline
October 13, 2018 (13:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Peter and Louise Oskam saw 70,000 trees planted on land owned by their family trust last winter.Their 50ha of land upriver from Kaiwhaiki Pā will be long-term, slow growing, high value forestry, networked with tracks open to... More...
'Run him over, greg!' Truck teen sorry after cyclist abuse saga
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A teen passenger who encouraged a truck driver to run over a cyclist in Dunedin has apologised to the victim for his actions.An expletive-laden video posted to social media shows two employees of Clearwater Civil sitting in the... More...
Cyclist abuse: Call for calm on Dunedin streets
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A transport industry leader has called for calm in Dunedin, after a cyclist said he was verbally abused when he complained about a truck driver parking across a cycle lane.The incident comes after a video emerged this week of a... More...
Lance Armstrong's brutal Tweet to Tour de France winner after trophy stolen
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstong has came up with a brutal response to current Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas after his trophy was stolen.Armstong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after admitting to taking... More...
Video shows truckies joke about running over cyclist, abuse rider
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Dunedin contractor says a video showing one of its workers urging his colleague to run down a cyclist is ''extremely embarrassing'', and it has launched an investigation.The expletive-laden video showed two employees of Clearwater... More...

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