Alison Shanks has been a world champion but she is not expecting to be able to win a Commonwealth Games medal just by turning up in India. She talks to sports editor Hayden Meikle.
Mosgiel police are still trying to get to the bottom of an incident near Outram on Saturday in which the occupants of a car took a $12,000 road bike from a cyclist and dragged it several hundred metres down the road.
The Alps to Ocean cycle trail, a 312km journey from Mt Cook to Oamaru, became a reality this week when the Government confirmed funding of $2.75 million. David Bruce finds out where it all began.
With this week's announcement of another $7 million for new Otago cycleways, the Government has again secured the yellow jersey in the race to improve the country's cycling facilities. But, where in the peloton is the Dunedin City Council placed, how hard is it pedalling and do cyclists think it's on the right track?
Proponents of the 314km-long Alps to Ocean cycle trail through the Mackenzie Basin and North Otago are now waiting for a decision at the end of this month on whether they will get the $2.75 million they need to plan and build it.
Wanaka retailers yesterday responded to critics of the Triathlon New Zealand Contact Cup Series race course by saying a town closure for one night was something to be embraced.
Lovelock Ave, in Dunedin, will be left open for cyclists, but only those travelling uphill, the Dunedin City Council decided yesterday.
Prime Minister John Key put his money where his mouth is after opening the harbourside walk and cycleway in Oamaru yesterday.
A University of Otago academic is looking to an American city with 500km of cycleways as a model for transport planning in New Zealand.
The Wakatipu Trails Trust raised almost $200,000 in Queenstown on Thursday night - half of which came from Sir Eion and Lady Jan Edgar - in the inaugural New World Wakatipu Trail Blazer event.
New cycle lanes in the middle of State Highway 1 through central Dunedin are "incredibly dangerous", the Automobile Association says.
More than 500 entries have been received for the 2010 New World Tour de Wakatipu on Easter Saturday.
A man was taken by ambulance to Lakes District Hospital after he took a fall over the handlebars of his bicycle shortly before 9am yesterday.
It is one of the final stages of the NZTA State Highway 1 cycleway through the city.
The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club will go up against the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust and 23 other voluntary groups or organisations this week in the 2009 TrustPower National Community Awards.
The New Zealand Transport Agency is to be asked to investigate making high-visibility vests and brightly coloured helmets compulsory for cyclists as a result of the death of a Dunedin man who was struck by a vehicle on State Highway 1 near Allanton last year.