Cyclopolis 2.0: Bike Ōtautahi Christchurch

Cycling used to be so popular in Christchurch that the city was nicknamed ‘Cyclopolis’ – its bike ownership was second only to Copenhagen!

In a case of back to the future, biking is becoming more and more popular in Christchurch again.

The major cycleway network is growing, and cycling numbers are rising year-on-year.  The bike is back, baby!  😎

To celebrate and showcase cycling in Christchurch, show us what biking in the city looks like in 2020.

Biketober is holding a photo and video competition throughout October.  To be in with a chance to win prizes, post your Christchurch 2020 biking photos to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #cyclopolis and #biketober.

At the end of the month, we’ll look through the entries and hand out some goodies for the best imagery.

Image credit: F E McGregor (Canterbury Museum)

Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2020 9:00 am
  • End Date
    October 30, 2020 5:00 pm
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  • What To Bring

    You, your bike, a phone or camera and an artistic sensibility