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.

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:


Biketober is a programme of cycling events in Christchurch during October. There are various cycle skills classes, and other 2019 events include:

  • The Biketober Passport is a self-guided cycling event that you can do from October 1 to 25, with a special One-Day Challenge on October 26.  The MyPassport online map of Christchurch shows dozens of Passport Destinations – some are offering discounts or special deals to those arriving by bike during October. Collect Destination Stamps during Biketober.
  • Strava Art Contest
  • SCAPE Public Art Instagram competition

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Pictures of cyclists

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

Mr & Mrs Preece on a tandem, trip to Dunedin [ca. 1896]
Mr & Mrs Preece on a tandem, trip to Dunedin [ca. 1896], CCL PhotoCD 1, IMG0069

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