• Greg Ellis

Getting on your bike

I've been known to do a little bit of cycling now and then - for laughs (take a look at that stunning fellow on the left) and for my own amusement and torture. Today, however, I wasn't on a bike myself rather I was encouraging others to get on theirs as part of WCC's "Bike to Work Day."

I joined a team of hardy volunteers underneath the sails on the waterfront to spread the love of cycling. I was joined in this by an eclectic mix of people promoting everything from staff wellbeing, to bike shops, cycling books and even the Dutch embassy!

I was also joined by heaps and heaps of cyclists- some on their usual commute and others giving it a go for the first time in a while. We did some giveaways, held contests to try changing tyres, ride kids bikes through obstacles and other cycling-related shenanigans.

And much respect goes out to those folk who brave the roads on their bicycles every day. That's not me - I train to ride part of the way around large geographic features, like lakes or mountains, once a year. But I know how fraught an experience it can be on the roads, on a bike in Wellington. It's not for the faint-hearted.

So those that do deserved this little tip of the hat to them from their city council.


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