Go Cycle is a volunteer-run initiative that aims to help more people use cycles as part of their daily transport. People who already cycle volunteer to help new cyclists gain confidence in travelling around the city. Today they led a 6.4km guided ride around the inner city for people like me who haven’t cycled much in recent years.
We met at the Linwood Arts Centre, where people from Ice Cycles were holding a bicycle maintenance clinic.
This free service (koha appreciated) is run by volunteers, under the auspices of Te Whare Roimata. They even offer free sandwiches and fruit.
I thoroughly enjoyed my gently-paced ride, and was escorted home by a kind volunteer. Today I must have ridden more than 8km, the longest ride I’ve done so far. The weather was perfect, Sunday traffic was light, and the exercise feels good.
“On days like this I really like
to go exploring on my bike.”