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Auckland cycleways overestimated demand to obtain taxpayer funding, says Auckland Transport report
November 12, 2018 (08:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Auckland Transport may have used exaggerated figures to receive taxpayer dollars for four cycleways in the city, says an internal AT report."The cycle demand was overestimated in all the four business cases" for the Quay St, Nelson... More...
New bike track gets Tawhero and St Marcellin schools pedalling
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A new bike track between Tawhero and St Marcellin schools has opened adding another cog in Whanganui's growing network of cycleways. An official opening for the track was held on Monday and Tawhero School principal Chris Dibben... More...
Cycling: Whanganui's Glenn Haden does well at Tour of Southland
November 08, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui cyclist Glenn Haden is very satisfied with his first attempt at New Zealand's preeminent cycling race tour.Haden completed the SBS Bank Tour of Southland last Saturday after six days and over 850km of gruelling road racing.Racing... More...
Cyclist allegedly shoved car door against woman in road rage incident
November 08, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Witnesses are shaken after a "disgusting" road rage incident in which a cyclist allegedly hurt a woman by jamming her in a car door.But police say accounts from the scene contradict each other and no charges are being laid.The... More...
Pro riders union upset by doping control during cycling gala
November 07, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " The professional cyclists' union is urging anti-doping authorities to treat athletes in a more respectful manner after a Belgian rider was forced to leave a cycling gala to follow anti-doping inspectors for an out-of-competition... More...
Froome coy about Giro defense as 2019 route revealed
November 01, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Chris Froome could have another attempt at winning both the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France as the British rider has not ruled out the possibility of defending the title he secured in Rome this year.Next year's... More...
Wanganui Collegiate School's Kyle Hoskin impressing on the cycle track
October 29, 2018 (03:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kyle Hoskin hopped on a mountain bike at the age of 10 and has never looked back.The Wanganui Collegiate School student is now 16 and pedals around New Zealand competing in all sorts of cycle races."The most recent was one of... More...
2019 Tour de France celebrates century of yellow jerseys
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Next year's Tour de France will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the showcase race's iconic yellow jersey.With France emerging from the carnage of World War I, the Tour offered its beacon of hope to the war-ravaged... More...
Letters: Walk the Avenue at your peril
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
IT WAS my misfortune today to walk the Avenue from the AA Office to New World supermarket. What an absolute disgrace, not to mention danger, that footpath is.I have walked the footpaths in most cities in New Zealand and have never... More...
Hamish Carter resigns from High Performance Sport New Zealand after Cycling New Zealand leak drama
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Olympic gold medalist Hamish Carter has resigned as High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) Campaign Consultant Manager after it was revealed that he had passed on confidential documents from the 2016 Olympic Games campaign debrief.The... More...
Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times.Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter... More...
Two Great Ride cycle trails near Rotorua to get maintenance funding
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Two Great Rides on Rotorua's doorstep are to set to get more than $25,000 each in the latest round of funding for the upkeep of the 11 Great Rides of Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail.Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has announced... More...
On yer bikes: Whaka100 shoot out sets scene for entertaining weekend
October 21, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Before the Whaka100 main event yesterday,riders put their speed to the test in the Rotorua Isuzu Shoot Out on Saturday.Riders set off at one at a time at intervals of 30 seconds in a time trial to complete the 1.9km course. The... More...
Hutt Valley judge to mentor Porirua students for iconic Coast to Coast
October 21, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A district court judge is swapping his robes for exercise gear to help mentor a group of Porirua students heading to the Coast to Coast.Judge Arthur Tompkins, normally found in the Hutt Valley District Court, is pulling strings... More...
CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall to leave USA Cycling at year's end
October 21, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
USA Cycling is once again on the hunt for another chief executive.It's in a decidedly better place than last time.Derek Bouchard-Hall announced Friday he is resigning as president and CEO at the end of the year, opening a job... More...
Chris Rattue: If cyclist had sex with coach Anthony Peden she should be named
October 19, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: There's a giant hole in that just-released cycling report , and probably only one person who can fill it.Who was the female athlete involved in an alleged relationship with coach Anthony Peden? We, the taxpayers, have... More...
Cyclists on potential collision course with bus passengers in Auckland cycleway plans
October 19, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A new cycleway planned for central Auckland will put pedallers on a potential collision course with crowds of bus passengers.Cycling groups and Auckland Transport, however, say the risk has been addressed by safety measures.Auckland... More...
On-street charging stations planned for electric-bike users in Auckland
October 19, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An Auckland company wants to install park-and-charge stations for e-bikes on city streets to help end riders' anxieties about running out of electricity.Big Street Bikers plans to set up two trial sites, in Auckland's Ponsonby Rd... More...
Commentators clash over controversial first transgender world champion
October 19, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cycling's first transgender world champion has fired back at heated criticism surrounding her breakthrough victory at the 2018 UCI Masters track championships.Canadian philosophy professor at South Carolina's College of Charleston... More...
Member of US cycling team found after going missing in Spain
October 19, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MADRID (AP) " A member of American cycling team Trek-Segafredo was hospitalized with a concussion after going missing for several hours in northeastern Spain on Monday.Director Steven De Jongh "did not sustain more serious injuries"... More...
Cycling New Zealand review reveals bullying, absence of accountability
October 15, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cycling New Zealand has tumbled from its pedals with the release of the Heron Report reviewing the organisation's culture. The investigation, led by Michael Heron QC, highlights "bullying", "an absence of accountability" and "suboptimal... More...
French rider Pinot wins Tour of Lombardy
October 13, 2018 (13:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMO, Italy (AP) " French rider Thibaut Pinot won the Tour of Lombardy on Saturday for the first single-day classic victory of his career.Pinot, who rides for the Groupama-FDJ team, left behind challenger Vincenzo Nibali with a... More...
Cycling: George Bennett records another slice of New Zealand cycling history at Il Lombardia
October 13, 2018 (13:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has added yet another New Zealand cycling record to his palmares at Il Lombardia this morning.Bennett has finished 10th in the storied one-day race - one of cycling's five "monuments" contested by the world's best... More...
Whanganui couple Peter and Louise Oskam begin forestry project with recreation sideline
October 13, 2018 (13:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Peter and Louise Oskam saw 70,000 trees planted on land owned by their family trust last winter.Their 50ha of land upriver from Kaiwhaiki Pā will be long-term, slow growing, high value forestry, networked with tracks open to... More...
'Run him over, greg!' Truck teen sorry after cyclist abuse saga
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A teen passenger who encouraged a truck driver to run over a cyclist in Dunedin has apologised to the victim for his actions.An expletive-laden video posted to social media shows two employees of Clearwater Civil sitting in the... More...
Cyclist abuse: Call for calm on Dunedin streets
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A transport industry leader has called for calm in Dunedin, after a cyclist said he was verbally abused when he complained about a truck driver parking across a cycle lane.The incident comes after a video emerged this week of a... More...
Lance Armstrong's brutal Tweet to Tour de France winner after trophy stolen
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstong has came up with a brutal response to current Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas after his trophy was stolen.Armstong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after admitting to taking... More...
Video shows truckies joke about running over cyclist, abuse rider
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Dunedin contractor says a video showing one of its workers urging his colleague to run down a cyclist is ''extremely embarrassing'', and it has launched an investigation.The expletive-laden video showed two employees of Clearwater... More...
Geraint Thomas' Tour de France trophy stolen at cycling show
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain.The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team Sky displayed... More...
Geraint Thomas' Tour de France trophy stolen at cycling show
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain.The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team... More...
Mike Yardley: The staggering inherent selfishness of cyclists who hog the road
October 09, 2018 (19:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: Well, Auckland motorist Pieter Kruger has certainly sparked a storm of media attention after taking to task the inherent selfishness of cyclists riding two abreast who block road traffic.And good on Pieter for calling... More...
Cycling community defend two 'rude' riders filmed side-by-side in West Auckland
October 09, 2018 (19:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Members of the New Zealand cycling community have defended two riders who rode side-by-side on West Coast Rd, angering a Piha motorist.Pieter Kruger gave the cyclists a gob-full as he drove behind them, unhappy they took up more... More...
Cycling: Mountain biker finds his stolen bike outside court house
October 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Mount Maunganui champion mountain biker was reunited with his stolen bike after it was spotted outside the Tauranga courthouse.Angus Riordan's Giant Anthem mountain bike, worth about $6000, was one of three bikes stolen from outside... More...
Heart-stopping moment a cyclist narrowly escapes being crushed by a tree
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
This is the heart-stopping moment a cyclist is almost crushed to death by a falling tree as bungling workmen chop it down on a busy road.Footage captured the nail-biting scene as tree surgeons use a chainsaw to bring down the huge... More...
Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team.The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's... More...
Kāpiti Police call for public information following car collision with cyclist
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kāpiti Police are putting a call out to the public for information following a collision between a car and cyclist on Wednesday night.Police are keen to speak to anyone who might have witnessed the collision on Raumati Rd,... More...
BMX: Sarah Walker watches brutal crash before finishing 8th in Argentina
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sarah Walker has cycled through blood to cap off a successful weekend of BMX racing in Argentina.The 2012 Olympic Silver medallist has backed up yesterday's third-placed finish " her first podium at a World Cup event in seven years... More...
Spain's Alejandro Valverde sprints to road race world title
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) " For the seventh time in his career, Alejandro Valverde stepped onto the podium after the men's road race at the world championships on Sunday.But for the first time he received the gold medal.The Spanish... More...
Whanganui National Park preparing for summer onslaught
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Bookings for the coming season on the Whanganui River are building up, and that has Conservation Department staff busy working on access and accommodation facilities.Recent floods have meant Department of Conservation (DoC) rangers... More...
Grey Lynn businesses withdraw support for cycleway fix costing $23m
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A $23m cycleway project for the inner city suburb of Grey Lynn is on the skids after local businesses said it would destroy their livelihoods.The Grey Lynn Business Association has thanked Auckland Transport for coming up with a... More...
Anna van der Breggen takes world title after 40K solo ride
September 29, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) " Anna van der Breggen won the women's road race at the world championships after a 40-kilometer solo ride on Saturday.The Olympic champion from the Netherlands was in front with Amanda Spratt but the Australian... More...
Time to start training for Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge
September 29, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Spring is here, the days are longer, and the temperature is warmer, so it is the perfect time to start gearing up for the 42nd annual BDO Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge.The largest cycling event in New Zealand will take place on... More...
Rohan Dennis beats Dumoulin for world time trial title
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) " Rohan Dennis has finally won the only major time trial title lacking from his long list of victories.And he has done so in style.The Australian rider won gold at the road world championships on Wednesday,... More...
Cycling: Patrick Bevin shines for top finish at world road championships
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Patrick Bevin has recorded the best ever finish by a New Zealand male in the time trial at the world road cycling championships in Austria this morning.Bevin put in a stellar effort on the gruelling 52.1 kilometre course, finishing... More...
'Absolutely ridiculous': Public respond to Auckland CBD 30km/h speed limit proposal
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Reducing Auckland's city-centre speed limit to 30km/h is creating a stir among the public, with some welcoming the proposal and others calling it "absolutely ridiculous".Yesterday, Auckland Transport announced its plan to introduce... More...
Cycling: Dion Smith ready for the big time after signing with Mitchelton-Scott
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
At the start of last year, Dion Smith was out of a job. At the start of next year, he'll be at the top of the world cycling mountain. The Kiwi cyclist has signed a two-year deal with leading World Tour team Mitchelton-Scott " a... More...
Cycling: Top rider Eddie Dawkins defends controversial former Cycling New Zealand coach Anthony Peden
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
In the week Cycling New Zealand have appointed a new sprint coach to replace the controversial Anthony Peden, top rider Eddie Dawkins has given Peden a vote of support.German Rene Wolff, a former world and Olympic champion, was... More...
Auckland's footpaths soon to be clogged with speedy yellow e-scooters
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Gliding down the footpath at Auckland's Wynard Quarter on an e-scooter at close to 30km/h felt illegal but surprisingly it's not.OnzO announced yesterday that it would be adding 2,500 e-scooters to its existing bike-share fleet... More...
Cycling: German Rene Wolff to replace Anthony Peden as New Zealand head sprint coach
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A former Olympic and world championship medal winner will take over as Cycling New Zealand's sprint coach.German Rene Wolff will replace Anthony Peden, who has left the organisation in the wake of an investigation into the culture... More...
King wins 4th Vuelta stage, Kwiatkowski keeps red jersey
August 28, 2018 (20:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ALFACAR, Spain (AP) " Benjamin King of the United States dominated the final climb to win the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, with overall leader Michal Kwiatkowski keeping the red jersey despite losing time.King... More...

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