Story: Canterbury region

Motorcycle race

Motorcycle race

Cycling became popular in Canterbury in the late 1800s. This race near Christchurch in the early 1900s is actually for motorcycles. However many of the spectators obviously came to the race on push-bikes, judging from the number on the side of the road.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, The Press (Christchurch) Collection (PAColl-3031)
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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Sport and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015