Styx River Pūharakekenui – Northern Motorway Path Tour

A 20 km bike ride along the Christchurch Northern Corridor Shared Path between St Albans and the Fanfare sculpture.  🚴‍♀️ 🛣️ 🚴‍♀️

We’ll check out the 11 storyboards en route plus hear a history talk by Dennis Hill (see details below).

See the route map below.

Please also register for the event below.

Dennis Hills has lived in the Styx area for more than 60 years and with his wife Helen has produced nine books on the history of the area. Several of their books received Heritage Awards.

He is the Chairman of the Styx History Group and the Guardians of the Styx (Inc) [in recess post-earthquakes] and has received a Civic Award for his involvement with local groups.

Dennis was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005 “for services to Science and Industry”, unrelated to this work but has a very keen interest in the history of the Styx area.

He will explain (amongst other things) how the river came to be named, and what pre-dated the development of the Belfast Freezing Works.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 24, 2021 9:45 am
  • End Date
    October 24, 2021 1:00 pm
  • Category
  • Address
    PlaceMakers, 319 Cranford St
  • Suitability

    Adult riders

  • Cost


  • What To Bring

    You, your bike, bike lock, water and sunscreen; dress for the weather

  • Cancellations

    If wet, postponed to Oct 25