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

Cycling events

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

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

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.

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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.

Find library titles on Cycling for children

Catalogue link for Bicycle safetyCatalogue record for Amazing bike tricksCatalogue record for My bike

Cycling heritage


Browse our collection of heritage photographs of cycling.
Find photos on the Discovery Wall:

Browse a selection of cycling photos from Canterbury Stories.

Christchurch to Akaroa return cycle race competitors, © Christchurch Star, CCL-StarP-00459A

The New Zealand Wheelman

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

Cycling resources in our collection


Library staff cycling through Christchurch town centre
Library staff cycling through Christchurch town centre, At the intersection of High, Manchester and Lichfield Streets. 1980s, Flickr: Arch-52-PH-07-21
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