Love Cycling Regional Awards

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

Campaign Campaign
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.

Community Initiative
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

Individuals
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

Biking Infrastructure
Road
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
MTB
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.

Best employer
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!

Media
NZ Listener – Will You share the Road Feb Rebecca Macfie
Great article in Feb edition of the NZ Listener.

Commercial operator
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.

Womens Initiative
Revolve
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

Category Finalists
Campaign
 Winners Aotearoa Bike Challenge – GW & WCC
Go by Bike Day, WCC
Bike 2 Work Day, LH
Bike 2 Work Day, UH
bikethere.org.nz, WCC
Community Initiative
Group / Organisation
Paekakariki Bike Library
 Winners Upper Hutt Community Bike Drive
PNP Cycle club
Rebicycle -Newtown
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
Womens Initiative
Frocks on Bikes
Winners Revolve
Wenches with Wrenches aka – Bike WRACC
Kapiti Womens Triathlon – 35 years
Biking Infrastructure
Road
 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
MTB
 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
Janus bakery
Nga Taonga
Zealandia
Best employer
Large – winner Intergen
ANZ
MPI
Z Energy
Aurecon
GNS Science
SME winner Garage Project
Herriot, Melhuish, O’Neill Architects
Marcus McShane
Isthmus
School Rata Street School:
Kenakena School
Holy Cross
Media
AA magazine
RNZ
Listener – Will You share the Road Feb 12 Rebecca Macfie
Commercial operator
 Winner Go Wellington Buses
Metlink Trains
Tekina from Tawa who works on Metlink trains

Contact – Jill – jill.ford1@gmail.com, 021 192 5477

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