Awesome turn out for the awards last night, 80+ cyclists paraded round the streets and waterfront, meeting the awesome Julie Anne Genter on the way.
To link to the images –https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NOmB0nTJDJZu8vYPGPrvatQjBt1Qv3bC
Aotearoa Cycle Challenge Greater Wellington and Wellington CC
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge in Wellington, managed by Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council, was a huge success this year with 286 organisations and over 2400 people participating across the Wellington Region, with 404 of those people being new riders. This resulted in over 380,000km travelled by bike from over 28,000 trips.
Group / Organsiation
Upper Hutt Community Bike Drive
A very successful and collaborative ongoing community project enabling members of the local community (children and adults) to have access to a bike and enjoy the benefits of cycling. The goal of the project is to provide quality refurbished bikes to members of the local community who wouldn’t normally have access to a bike. Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation Team have partnered with the Department of Corrections Rimutaka and the Upper Hutt Cycle Centre to collect donated second hand bikes, restore them and re-distribute them to local families. The project started in August 2016 and so far more than 300 bikes have been donated, stripped, serviced and spruced up by prisoners in a bike workshop in Rimutaka Prison
Jan Nesbit, 35 years Kapaiti Womens Tri, Paekakariki Bike Library, QE2 cycleway Jan Nisbet has had a long history in championing cycling. As a Recreation programmer for a local Borough council saw her establish the Kāpiti Women’s Triathlon. The 35th event was held this summer. The Paekakariki Bike Library: lends the bikes out for a year at a time at a cost of $10 – 35 depending on people’s financial situation. Jan was involved with the early days of the Kāpiti mountain bike club and helped to get access for bikers to DoC land at Whareroa Farm reserve. She has been on the cycleways, Walkways and Bridleways Advisory group to Kāpiti Coast District Council since 2004.. Jan runs courses for the Kāpiti Women’s Centre encouraging less confident riders, as well as giving individual lessons. The last person she taught to ride was 65 and had never ridden before. Until recently Jan ran the Paekakariki After school bike club, taking kids for fun rides in QE park
Haywards SH2/SH58 interchange – NZT and Downers Shows how good bike infrastructure can be when designed as part of a major roading project – raised the bar for this type of setting
Te Whiti Riser track, linking Lower Hutt to Wainuiomata / bike park Great work by HCC to create a track that’s enjoyable itself and links many more riders to Wainuiomata bike park.
Cycle friendly business
Get Fixed Bicycle They are pioneering cycling in Porirua by establishing themselves as a café and bike shop / service centre in a previously unserviced community, subtly introducing the community to bike riding.
Large – Intergen
This employer goes above and beyond showing leadership in employer cycling culture. Their leaders and staff enter charity cycling events yearly and encourage staff to cycle by having a secure bike storage cage and having Intergen branded cycling gear.
SME – Garage Project
This business is leading the way as an employer by offering their staff subsidies for bike purchases to complement their ample bike parking and positive bike culture. This is an example of a scalable business practice that directly impacts businesses and employees lives in multiple positive ways.
School Rata Street School:
Rata Street became a BIS school over 12 months ago, fundraising $60,000 for the project. The nominator estimates they have as many as four or FIVE TIMES the number of kids biking to school as a result. Fundraising resulted in children who couldn’t afford bikes to have bikes they could use as well as a storage container. Principal Dave Appleyard talks about the benefits of kids riding: “More kids enjoying themselves on bikes means more exercise, better concentration in class, better health overall, and less cars on the road as more pupils feel confident biking to school.” The track is now a resource for the whole community, not just school. They would really benefit from some bike racks!
NZ Listener – Will You share the Road Feb Rebecca Macfie
Great article in Feb edition of the NZ Listener.
Go Wellington Buses
Go Wellington bus drivers that go out of their way to look for cyclists. I have close shaves almost every day with cars, but the buses are never a problem.
Revolve is a cycling club for women of all ages, skills and abilities that has grown for a casual Saturday morning riding group into a Wellington institution that has introduced hundreds of women into road and mountain biking and sees riders from across the city hitting the trails and roads every week.stablished in 2009, Revolve offers free weekly or fortnightly rides throughout the year, subsidised skills and bike maintenance courses as well as womens only events such as the popular Super V and Women of Dirt events.
Life Time Award Jan Nisbet
Jan Nisbet has had a long history in championing cycling. As a Recreation programmer for a local Borough council saw her establish the Kāpiti Women’s Triathlon. The 35th event was held this summer. The Paekakariki Bike Library: Jan’s latest massive achievement was to set up the Paekakariki Bike library in 2015. Its main focus is on children and college students. The library lends the bikes out for a year at a time at a cost of $10 – 35 depending on people’s financial situation. Jan was involved with the early days of the Kāpiti mountain bike club and helped to get access for bikers to DoC land at Whareroa Farm reserve. She has been on the cycleways, Walkways and Bridleways Advisory group to Kāpiti Coast District Council since 2004, the group lobbied NZTA to join forces with GWRC and use the already surveyed track through the Park, rather than down the Raumati Strait. Te Ara O Whareroa was therefore built a year ahead of the northern part of the track. Jan runs courses for the Kāpiti Women’s Centre encouraging less confident riders, as well as giving individual lessons. The last person she taught to ride was 65 and had never ridden before. Until recently Jan ran the Paekakariki After school bike club, taking kids for fun rides in QE park
In summary, Jan Nisbet IS cycling on the Kāpiti Coast.
Winners and Highly Commended
|Winners||Aotearoa Bike Challenge – GW & WCC|
|Go by Bike Day, WCC|
|Bike 2 Work Day, LH|
|Bike 2 Work Day, UH|
|Group / Organisation|
|Paekakariki Bike Library|
|Winners||Upper Hutt Community Bike Drive|
|PNP Cycle club|
|Individuals – Winner||Jan Nisbet, 35 years Kapiti Womens Tri, Paekakariki Bike Library, QE2 cycleway|
|Regan Dooley – championed Island Bay cycleway|
|Andrew Hanlon – The Cycle Centre UH, supports UH Community Bike Drive, MTB Park in Tunnel Gully,|
|Jo Clendon – Bikes Welcome|
|Frocks on Bikes|
|Wenches with Wrenches aka – Bike WRACC|
|Kapiti Womens Triathlon – 35 years|
|Winner||Haywards SH2/SH58 interchange|
|Hutt Road – new path through Kaiwharawhara|
|Te Ara o Whareroa – QE Park Cycleway from Paekākāriki to Raumati South.|
|Island Bay Cycleway|
|Winner||Te Whiti Riser track, linking Lower Hutt to Wainuiomata / bike park|
|Polhill tracks in Aro Valley / Brooklyn|
|Rangituhi-Colonial Knob mountain bike tracks in Porirua|
|Upswing bridge in Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park|
|Cycle friendly business|
|Winner||Get Fixed Bicycle|
|Large – winner||Intergen|
|SME winner||Garage Project|
|Herriot, Melhuish, O’Neill Architects|
|School||Rata Street School:|
|Listener – Will You share the Road Feb 12||Rebecca Macfie|
|Winner||Go Wellington Buses|
|Tekina from Tawa who works on Metlink trains|
Contact – Jill – firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 192 5477