Jump on a Bike for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge

25 January 2018

Are you and your organisation ready to take on the Aotearoa Bike Challenge?

Registrations are open now for businesses throughout the region to see who can rack up the most kilometres cycled during February. 

“The challenges are by category depending on how many staff an organisation has, so it’s a fair competition,” says NPDC Let’s Go’s Liz Beck.

“It’s a fun way to get people onto their bikes for leisure or commuting with the support of colleagues, and see how easy it is to travel by bike.

“They only need to ride for 10 minutes or more to participate – just enough time to bring a smile to their face!”

Last year more than 700 people from 46 organisations took part in Taranaki, and about 215 of the participants hadn’t been on a bike for at least a year. NPDC hopes to get 1,000 people to join in this year while the NZ Transport Agency is aiming for 10,000 participants nationally.

NPDC has registered an elected members’ team with Mayor Neil Holdom and Councillor Richard Handley joining in.

“This is a great chance to show the rest of the country that New Plymouth District is a place great to ride,” says Ms Beck.

Everyone who takes part will have the chance to win prices, including a trip to Italy or San Francisco.

Register now at www.aotearoa.bike.