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lots of great articles to inspire you to carry all manner of things by bike

Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast 2017 (5MB)- A less traumatic trip than last year from Christchurch over the Alps to the West Coast then back again with tandems and kayaks. A version with smaller photos here (< 2MB) and video here

Fossil Fuel Free Coast to Coast to Coast 2016 (4MB)- the first ever trip from Christchurch over the Alps to the West Coast then back again with tandems and kayaks, a weather bomb and other crisis. A version with smaller photos here (< 1MB) and video here

Electric bike trailer airport pickup - the latest incarnation of the clean green limousine featuring my large cargo bike with an electric assist trailer which makes life very easy

Fossil fuel free multisportᅠ2011 - the worlds first ever fossil fuel free multisport event took place with seven people, 34km of biking, kayaking and running, not one drop of fossil fuel used.

Fossil fuel free multisport 2013 - Another event was held on the Waimakariri with twice the distance.

Fossil fuel free multisport 2014 - an even more ambitious route with more stable towing setup over Dyers Pass to Cass Bay and paddle around Quail Island. See the youtube video

How many bikes can a bike rider take if a bike rider could take bikes The record so far is 19 but with a destroyed back wheel in the trailer. Fortunately a spare was on board.

Supermarket challenge 06 Three cars compete with three bikes to carry two kids and a weeks groceriesóbikes of course are faster, more enjoyable and the icecream is less melted.

Supermarket challenge 07 Same as the 06 challenge but with a longer 6km route, 15mm of rain, and the bikes are still faster and more fun.

The clean green limousine How to do airport pickups using various tandem and folding bikes and  a bike trailer. My latest tandem trailer can pick up six passengers with luggage using standard bikes

Cycling songs Ten songs to familiar tunes that extol the virtues of cycling and the evils of cars. Good fun for cycling related events.

Big loads on a bike Over 400kg of stuff that needed moving, from 1.3m x1.5m double glazed windows, blocks of oamaru stone, 5m lengths of aluminium, a pile of scrap metal, all without the car.

Carrying kids on bikes Heres some tips on how to carry two kids on your bike particularly how to make a very cheap front seat by hose-clamping a bike seat to your bike frame. Itís even legal.

Mobile skate ramps Two sets of skate ramps carried in a 3-wheeler bike make great birthday entertainment

Snow chains Make your own snow chains for your bike, pictures and instructions from June 2012 snow fall. I think chains are superior to snow tyres for most conditions as its a smoother ride and donít wear as quickly.

Ticket to ride graphics and instructions to make up an excellent board game that gets players competing to build cycle ways around New Zealand.

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Radio interview april 2007 with Deborah Nation, Radio NZ (12MB)

Radio Interview jan 2008 rainy day at bach, Radio NZ (15MB)



Crash test The 120, 20, 20, 20 crash test - a 120mm brick curb, hit at 20km/hr with 20kg load of bricks, repeated 20 times. Since these very early tests the trailer and the hitch have both had strength upgrades.



The crash test in action