Image: Teresa Maguire cycling in the rain between Kumara and Hokitika—part of the West Coast Wilderness Trail
For the fifth consecutive year nearly 20 percent of the kaimahi (including all of the Senior Leadership Team) at NZCER are taking part in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge which runs for all of February. So far this month kaimahi have cycled 737 kilometers and made 42 trips.
“It’s really easy to get kaimahi involved as there are quite a number who already cycle for their wellbeing but also to look after Papatūānuku, the challenge is to get more of our kaimahi who aren’t regular cyclists to take part…but there are ways” said Teresa Maguire, Kairangahau/Kaiwhakawhanake Rauemi Matua and one of our Cycle Champions.
“Last year I took a few rides with other kaimahi (and cyclists) and being fairly new to NZCER I found it was a great way to get to know each other while doing something that was good for us, NZCER and Papatūānuku,” added Sophie Watson, Kairangahau and our Cycle Champion this year..
Organisations and individuals who take part in the Bike Challenge also have the opportunity to win prizes or receive awards. In past years, NZCER has won an e-bike and we’ve been the top organisation for our size of organisation.
As Teresa has said to us “don’t let the red traffic light setting stop you from getting out and riding.”