Go By Bike Day pluck

Pouring rain could not stop the wheels from turning in South Dunedin yesterday.

About 40 people got on their bike - or someone else's - and joined the Bikewise Go By Bike Day, Dunedin City Council safe and sustainable travel co-ordinator Charlotte Flaherty said.

The day was about ''rewarding and recognising'' commuters who chose bicycles as their form of transport, she said.

Considering the weather Dunedin turned on for the event, she was pleased with the turnout.

Children from Carisbrook School came for some fun on ''funny bikes'' at 7.30am and at 10am about 20 people joined the ride.

The day had cost about $1000 and was money well spent, Mrs Flaherty said.

''The people who went on the community ride really loved it and they came up with the idea of doing one every week,'' she said.

''That in itself was a real win.''


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