Lay your bike down
Jan23

Lay your bike down

Exhausted after a hard day on the Hauraki rail your bike is left lying on its side outside while you enjoy coffee and cake. How you leave it can be the difference between riding home or taking a taxi. Avoid extra maintenance Have you ever thought about which side is best to leave it lying on? Most of us leave it on the left side instinctively, but have you ever considered why? This quick tip video explains why it is always a good idea...

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A guide to bunch riding
Jan12

A guide to bunch riding

Adapted from a story by Mat Hudson (Tenax ride) If you are new to road cycling you may not have yet started riding in a bunch with friends, a team or even complete strangers. Chances are that you will be soon and it can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite scary and dangerous. Here we will share some insights and food for thought to help you enjoy bunch riding with friends. Safety First Safety should always be your number one...

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Pedalling wine in the Wairarapa
Dec03

Pedalling wine in the Wairarapa

Ambling along the quiet back street roads of Martinborough by cycle is an excellent way to sample the regions wines. Located slightly off the beaten track in the Waiarapa, this wine village known for Pinot Noir is around an hour’s drive North-East of New Zealand’s capital Wellington. Drop into any winery and you will find a region map to help you navigate. However the best place to start your journey is at the I-Site located on...

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Quickest transport option for commuting

This video examines the common transport options for crossing New York and which is the quickest method. Locally, Campbell Live has done stories on the pace of commuting in Auckland but none as interesting as a race across New York. How would Auckland be with further cycle friendly infrastructure?  

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Cycle to the Sound of Music
Nov25

Cycle to the Sound of Music

Karl Baylis goes exploring Salzburg, Austria, by bicycle. Find out about a rather unique trip.  As way of introduction let me state the following article is written by a kiwi male living in London.  I finished watching the sound of music the day before our tour…the running time sped up by skipping the final songs.  I was forced, nay coerced into it by my musical loving girlfriend and the argument that ‘even a naki farm boy liked it so...

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Chain lubrication

A quick guide to help you keep your chain lubricated.

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