Cycling, as a sport and past time, is rapidly growing in popularity across the country. Throughout New Zealand there is a great network of people, organisations and clubs that contribute to cycling.

Key initiatives are highlighted below, along with links and key contacts:

Auckland Transport provide training to 10,000 children each year in Auckland primary and intermediate schools.

Harbour Sport provide instructor training to teachers in Harbour primary and intermediate schools and Cycling New Zealand rider programmes including Learn to ride and Introduction to Road and Everyday Cycling.

Cycle West and Sport Waitakere provide a number of Cycling New Zealand rider programmes in schools and to community groups.

Counties Manukau Sport provide the Cycling New Zealand learn to ride programme in South Auckland Schools.

Through the Home of Cycling and Sport Waikato Cycling New Zealand provide a number of instructor training and rider education programmes for adults and children.

Kids Can Ride – if you are looking for your child to learn to ride and ride safely on the road contact Tauranga City Council.

Sport Hawkes Bay provide training in primary, intermediate and secondary schools in the Hawkes Bay. Contact Lyndal Johansson ( at Sport Hawkes Bay for more information.

Hastings District Council is a model community, providing cycling friendly infrastructure and education in Hastings District schools, as well as some adult education.

In Gisborne, Katrina Duncan ( provides Cycling New Zealand learn to ride training in schools.

Sport Manawatu and Cycling New Zealand have teamed up in the Manawatu to provide cycle training for children and adults in the Manawatu region. For details contact Phil Stevens -

Sport Wanganui have a cycling coordinator Norman Gruebsch, developing community cycling.

Pedal Ready, through Greater Wellington Regional Council and Sport Wellington provide cycle skills training in Wellington schools.

Districts councils and Sport Tasman have joined forces in the Tasman region to achieve some great cycling outcomes through the Ride On programme. Click here for more information.

Christchurch City Council have the longest standing cycle skills training programme in the country. Their programme, called Cycle Safe reaches over 3,000 students each year teaching them off-road and on-road training.

Cycling Southland provide Cycling New Zealand’s Learn to ride training in primary schools, and at the velodrome. Cycling Southland also provide training for students to achieve NCEA credits (level 2) for track cycling.