Whether you're learning to ride, enjoy cycling as a sport, or you are a commuter cyclist - we'll get you ready for the road.

Explore cycling resources at your library as well as events and important information for cyclists using Canterbury roads.

In the catalogue

More cycling resources in the catalogue

Cycling in Christchurch

Cycling clubs and organisations
Contact information for clubs and organisations in Christchurch and surrounding areas. From CINCH.

Christchurch City Council information on cycling in the city:

Other cycling groups and initiatives in Christchurch include:

For kids

Westburn Reserve and Knights Stream bike parks have a set of pathways laid out as a street network, complete with intersections and street signs where kids can practice their cycling road skills safely.

Cycle Safe is a cycle skills education programme for schools. Students learn the benefits of cycling and how to ride with confidence and be road-wise.

Gap Filler Detour Pump Track  features a series of asphalt bumps and colourful lines that give kids lots of options for biking, scootering or skateboarding.

Cycling events

A variety of cycling events are held in and around Christchurch each year, including Le Race.

Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a competitive bike riding challenge held each February with achievement levels and prizes up for grabs.

Biketober is a programme of cycling events in Christchurch during October. There are various cycle skills classes, a self-guided cyclling Biketober passport and other events, activities and competitions.

Follow @biketoberchch on Instagram.
Like @biketoberchch on Facebook.

Biketober and Aotearoa Bike Challenge

Aotearoa Bike Challenge: 1 to 29 February 2024

A fun, free competition all about seeing which workplaces or groups can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more.


Biketober (= Bike + October) is a celebration of cycling in Christchurch. The month-long festival is for all riders, on all bikes!

Cycling heritage


Find photos on the Discovery Wall:

Browse a selection of cycling photos from Canterbury Stories.

The New Zealand Wheelman

The New Zealand Wheelman

Digitised copies of The New Zealand Wheelman, a cycling magazine, published from 1892 to 1902, in Christchurch.

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