By Barbara Cuthbert, CAA Chair
I’m new to blogging on our website – and can see how addictive it can become, as I’ve always enjoyed writing. But the real satisfaction is hearing that we are taking our readers along with us on the ride.
We are very keen to get the word out to the cycling world that the Cycle Action website – and our linked Facebook page – is worth checking in with every few days. Please help us to do that by sending the website or the Facebook link to your whanau, friends and rellies who cycle.
So, beloved readers, please put the word out to all and sundry who push pedals for fun, transport and/or fitness. It may seem that we go on a bit about making our roads safer and easier to ride – but it’s basic to our goal to change Auckland for cycling. I suspect it’s more productive and satisfying to join with others to get us to that goal faster, than simply complaining that our roads need to be safer for cycling.
(And just to answer your question – the photo was taken last year in Uganda where I was part of a water-harvesting team, building 4 x 25,000 litre concrete water tanks for the Village Project, (an organisation based on Waiheke). We finished the tanks in 2 weeks. They were built at Subii Village, an hour bus ride out of Kampala, and home to 1200 orphans, their teachers and 150 house mothers, (who each care for 8 orphans in cottages provided by the Watoto Church).
‘Wheelbarrow invasions’ by cuddly, squirming little kids added to the fun of our many concrete pours. My hubbie and I were labourers, along with 10 locals, who worked with us so they can build more tanks after we left. The experience left me with more faith than ever in the power of people to change the world.)
Check out what is happening here in Auckland.
- Cycle Action Auckland – Annual General Meeting
- Saturday 6 August – Cycling in the City!
- Auckland Cycle Counts – 2011
- New Zealand Cycle Trail – Expansion Network
- Local Board Plans – Tell them what you want to see!
- Everyday Rider Of the Month
- TelstraClear Challenge Launch
- Mountain Biking Facilities in the Auckland Region
- Experiences from Europe
- Regional Roundup – West
- Regional Roundup – Central
- Regional Roundup – Waiheke (Cycle Action Waiheke, CAW)
- Regional Roundup – North
- Regional Roundup – South
- Items of Interest
- From the Bottom Drawer
Cycle Action Auckland’s newsletter is now available to download.
Feature articles include:
- The Cycle Action Road Show
- The Auckland Central Cycle Map
- The Auckland Harbour Bridge Cycle Event
eNews can be viewed by clicking here (PDF 540 KB)
eNews, the CAA March newsletter is out and totally chock full of cycling action in Auckland. It’s fully downloadable as a pdf so grab hold of a copy now!
Whether you are currently enjoying the pleasures of cycling or still thinking about getting your bike out, 2010 is looking very promising for you.
Take time to enjoy this new bumper edition of Cycle Action Auckland’s eNews (we were aiming for six editions a year – but at the moment, we seem to be going for three double-sized ones instead).
So read about all the cycling events that have been taking place in Auckland over the summer as well as the exciting cycling projects that are in the pipeline. And finally, help us “get more people on bikes more often” by passing this eNews on to all your friends and family. After all, cycling is common sense!
- Cycling champions of BikeWise Month – Debbie Lang and Bronwyn Jones
- February Social Rides – Amble to Ambury and Twin Streams Ride
- Tamaki Drive Working Party
- Redlight Zone - Road Rules & Road Safety regarding traffic at intersections
- Code for cyclists – new NZTA production with information specifically targeting cyclists
- Submission Fever
- NZ Cycle Trail Update
Download complete the eNewsletter here (PDF 525 KB).