Saturday, 14 July 2012


by Virginia Toy

It's particularly hard to be a sustainable commuter in the middle of a Dunedin winter! Who really wants to stand beside SH1 in the freezing rain waiting for a lift, be dropped off some distance from their warm cosy home to crunch there through the frost, or cycle in the pitch black? I've definitely been driving myself to and from work more regularly than I'd like to admit recently. However, if we keep the lines of communication open and the support network close, I think we can help one another to be motivated and keen to commute sustainably. 

With this in mind, we BLOC-ers plan to hold another pot luck meal -- a lunch this time to make it easier for families to attend. We welcome anyone from the Blueskin area with an interest in sustainable transport, not just mad/keen cyclists! In particular we welcome new potential BLOC members who are interested in hearing what we are about. However, we do have a cycling focus for this event: Lucy and Simon Sheppard have recently returned from an exciting holiday cycle-touring South America, and will talk to us about their travels to keep us entertained as we share yummy food. 

The venue: Lucy and Simon's place, 6 Thornicroft Rd, Waitati. The time: 12-3pm . The date: Sunday 12 August. Contact Virginia if you have any questions: Ph 482 1611 or email We hope to see you there!

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