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.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.