NZ$25
Tweed Ride, Tea and Talk: Women awheel in late-nineteenth century NZ

Tweed Ride, Tea and Talk: Women awheel in late-nineteenth century NZ

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Kate Sheppard House

83 Clyde Road

Christchurch, Canterbury 8041

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Enjoy an afternoon cycle to Kate Sheppard House, Devonshire tea and explore the history of women's cycling with Dr Clare Simpson.

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Don your tweeds and meet at the Kate Sheppard National Memorial in the city for a leisurely autumnal cycle ride out to Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House. Prizes for best dressed on the day!

Enjoy Devonshire tea, before Dr Clare Simpson talks about the rise of women's cycling in the late ninteenth century. Why did this activity, which defied convention, become so popular? How did our city’s Atalanta Cycling Club influence women’s freedom and suffrage?

Dr Clare Simpson, now retired from academia, has a deep interest in the history of New Zealand women's cycling.

Tickets: $25

Booking essential. Available for purchase in person at Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House, 83 Clyde Road, Ilam, or through Eventbrite.

Full details will be emailed to ticket holders the week leading up to the ride, including meeting location and contact details for the tour leader.

Devonshire tea includes tea, coffee and scones with butter or jam and cream. Aroha mai, we're sorry we cannot cater for gluten free, dairy free or vegan at this time.

Covid-19 Protection Framework update

Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is now open under the traffic light system.

To visit us, please sanitise, wear a mask and follow our requirements for the traffic light setting on the day, which you can find here: https://www.visitheritage.co.nz/about/hnzpt-covid-19-information/

Please stay home if you are unwell, waiting for a Covid-19 test result, self-isolating or a confirmed or probable case of Covid-19.

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Limited parking is available on the street, please allow extra time for parking during university term time. Try the University of Canterbury's pay and display Clyde carpark on Arts Road (5 minute walk), or take bus 100 or 120, which both have stops outside on Clyde Road. Please contact us prior to booking if you require accessible parking.

Image: The New Zealand Wheelman, Mar. 14, 1896. Christchurch City Library Collection.

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