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Aotearoa Bike Challenge 2019 

- it's not too late to get involved!


Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is encouraging people across the Whanganui rohe (region) to embrace Aotearoa Bike Challenge during the month of February as a fun way to give cycling a go.


The Aotearoa Bike Challenge coincides with Bike Wise month and is a joint initiative between the NZ Transport Agency and Love to Ride, as well as local partners.


The Challenge sees workplaces across New Zealand encouraging their staff to join the free team competition and get more people riding bikes.


As part of the Aotearoa Bike Challenge, people can cycle anywhere they like, anytime they like during the Challenge period. They only need to ride for 10 minutes for it to count, which organisers say is just enough time to bring a big smile to their face after rediscovering how fun riding a bike can be.


This year marks the Challenge’s third year. Last February, 1,648 companies and 14,326 people across the country took part in the Challenge, including 2,883 ‘new riders’. There will be live leaderboards on the Challenge website during the month, showing which organisations are currently on top. Individuals earn points for riding and encouraging others to ride.


Registrations are open throughout the month and it’s free to participate. For more information, visit: