Our 2018 Programme
Different businesses and organisations will host sessions during the Expo that you can participate in. Some are hands-on, while others were more information based, with speakers sharing their experiences, tips, highlights and ways for grinding through when the going gets tough out there on the bike. Here's a taste of what you can expect.
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14
10:30am – 4:30ishpm daily
This will continue to be updated as things are confirmed.
Bike South America
Latin Link – Gary Tate
11:45am – 12:15pm Saturday 13 October
Gary will share his experiences in a Q&A session. Join him for this session and find out what it's like to bike off the grid.
Welcome to the cycling revolution
Ground Effect – Fraser
12:30pm – 1:00pm Saturday 13 October
Fraser will share the story of Ground Effect Cycle Clothing and where it's going in the future. This will include a Q & A session.
So close it hurts (a little)
Cycling New Zealand – Anton Cooper
1:15 – 1:45pm Saturday 13 October
Q & A segment where Anton will share what it's like to be riding with, and be one of the world's best elite mountain bikers. Whether you are a young rider aspiring to follow in his foot steps or a weekend warrior who's just proud to have a Cantabrian out there taking it to the very best in the world – you won't want to miss this one!
CJM's Events – John Moore
2:00pm – 2:30pm Saturday 13 October
John is going to give an overview of the awesome events he, Carol and their team run in the South Island. Together they have run over 90 events, so bring a wealth of knowledge both as competitors and organisers. Some of the events include: Bays Cycle Challenge, Ride the Wilderness, Bridge to Bridge, Gold Trail, Red Zone 6, Ride the Rakaia and Around Brunner.
Getting people ready for the world circuit
Cycling New Zealand – Steve Rickerby
2:45 – 1:45pm Saturday 13 October
Steve has been appointed as the head of the Southern Region Performance Hub. He will share his goals, insights and what he believes it takes to compete at the highest levels in cycling today.
Cycling in the digital space
NZ Transport Agency – Kari Singh
3:10pm – 4:00pm Sunday 14 October
In 2017 NZTA launched a pilot Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app offering a single, connected network-wide transport system focused on providing people-centred services. MaaS offers an opportunity to change the way different transport modes work together. Active transport is a key part of this.
We need your assistance to shape the user experience for cyclist in this digital landscape working towards a digital solution for those who are keen to take up cycling as well as those who cycle every day, through a truly integrated transport lens. Work with us to design a digital experience that makes cycling accessible to the masses.
Southercross CX – Introduction to cyclocross and Open race
Race Manager – Ryan from Southerncross CX
10:15am – 12:30pm Sunday 14 October
Register online or on the day
Give-it-a-go Grade (all riders and bike types welcome)
10:15am – 10:45am Register, sign-in and collect your race number
11:00am – 11:30am Race
11:00am – 11:30am Register, sign-in and collect your race number
11:45am – 12:30pm Race
Bike It Now! – Duncan Randall
10:30am – 11:00am Sunday 14 October
Why are people choosing E-bikes? This session will answer all your questions and is a perfect one for any E-bike newbies or people considering.
Share the Road – Truck blindzones
Cycling Action Network – Steve
11:10am – 11:40am Sunday 14 October
Steve will share some tips on how to stay safe and sane out there on the roads, when you're mixing it up with all sizes of vehicles.
Chiropractic care and cycling
Happy Spine – Jim Miller
11:50am – 12:20pm Sunday 14 October
Jim will explain how good chiropractic care can help cycling efficiency, and can reduce the risk of injury and crashes through posture correction.
Cycling after stroke
12:30pm – 1:00pm Sunday 14 October
Together, with patience, you can do move mountains
Pedal power mobility
Trikes NZ – Brian
1:10pm – 1:40pm Sunday 14 October
Trikes, recumbants and equipment for people of all abilities and ages. Getting people mobile and independent and living life to the full.
E-bike Q & A
i-Cycle Electric – Riki Foulsham
1:50 – 2:20pm Sunday 14 October
Riki will give you the low-down on Rikonda e-bikes, components, models, what to look for when purchasing, why an e-bike, the benefits and other insightful information. If you're considering buying an e-bike, this will be an invaluable session.
Physio for cyclists
Optimal Performance – Anthony
2:30 – 3:00pm Sunday14October
Anthony will talk you through the self-help guide he's designed especially for cyclists
Have your say!
Metro Canterbury – Belinda VonRandow
4:05pm – 4:35pm Sunday 14 October
Metro Canterbury would like to inform and invite people to have their say on Canterbury's draft Public Transport Plan. The Plan takes our city into its sustainable future, and it asks your thoughts on things like more frequent buses, quicker trips, and a shfit to zero emission vehicles.
Unfortunately due to low numbers the Battle of the Garage Mechanic will not be going ahead at this year's event.
We hope to run this head-to-head challenge in the future, so if you're keen, polish your tools and start training for next year!