Photos: Go By Bike Day

16 February 2016

It’s Bike Wise month and last Wednesday (10 February) was Go By Bike Day – a one day event that gets Kiwis to ditch their cars and public transport and take up their bikes to enjoy the freedom, fun and health benefits that come with riding.

In Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, events were organised by local councils, health boards and cycling organisations with prizes, food and free bike checks. They were joined by the SBN team and members, so check out the photos below and don’t forget to head to our Get Active page for more information and events during February.

Auckland 

Nine hundred Aucklanders stopped off at three main pit stops for Go By Bike Day and more than 300 entered the Instagram competition, submitting photos of themselves with their bikes.

The SBN team turned out too, with Fiona, Georgi and George stopping off at the Auckland Transport pit stops.

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Centre: Georgina Hart (Million Metres Project Manager), Right: Fiona Stephenson (National Communications Manager) and George Harris (Get Active Month Campaign Coordinator)

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Riding to work in style: Lightpath is Auckland’s newest cycleway

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The Auckland Transport Pitstop on Lightpath – a great place to refuel

Photo credit to Auckland Transport

Wellington 

A staggering 1,400 people turned out to Wellington’s Go By Bike Day including Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. They were refuelled by our awesome members Peoples Coffee and All Good Organics, who were joined by Laurie from SBN and our other members Switched on Bikes, Bicycle Junction and Wellington City Council. Talk about the world’s coolest capital city!

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Simon Bridges on the ride to Parliament

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Spoke Vision: Wellington shows off its artistic side

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Refuelling with SBN members All Good Organics

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Peoples Coffee: Coffee on the right side of delicious

Photo credit to Shailie Pidcock

Christchurch 

More than 500 people turned out across the Christchurch region to celebrate Go By Bike Day. It was a diverse crowd with children riding to school and people riding to work. They were joined by some of our awesome members including: Synergy Health and Christchurch City Council.

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Christchurch learning the ways of the bicycle

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Arrive in style: Is Christchurch NZ’s bike fashion capital?

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Free breakfast and free giveaways

Photo credit to Minn Brodie