Kickstart Canterbury presents Highway to Well

Motorcyclists feature highly in our road crash statistics, particularly in the Canterbury area. While there are some great riding routes, we also unfortunately have one of the highest death and serious injury rates in the country.

Between 2015 and now sadly 44 motorcyclists have lost their lives on Canterbury roads with a further 285 seriously injured.  For every one of those people it is an ongoing trauma both for families and loved ones left behind or recovery from or adapting to the impact of serious injuries on their lives. 20210611 - Kickstart Event

Kickstart Canterbury is a collaborative effort involving Waimakariri and Selwyn District Councils, Christchurch City Council, ACC, Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council and local Ride Forever trainers.  Each year events are held to encourage uptake of Ride Forever training and promote safer riding.

This year Kickstart Canterbury are linking in with Men’s Health Week recognising that motorcycle riding has many benefits other than transport but being in the right physical and mental health when riding is  key to keeping safe on the roads.

Kickstart’s “Highway to Well” are free events and will have guest speakers, motorcycle safety and health information available.

There will also be multiple spot prizes and free nibbles throughout the evening.

It’s a great opportunity to come together and connect with likeminded riders and to listen to topics on Motorcycle Safety and Riding Tips, Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Our local Ride Forever trainers will be there to chat to, along with the Canterbury Men's Centre, Menz Medical, and Green Prescription.

Numbers are limited so please register to secure your spot to attend either the local event at:

  • Woodend Community Centre on the 17 June, 6.30pm
  • Hornby Working Men's Club on the 16 June, 6.30pm

Register here to select your preferred venue and for catering purposes

https://events.humanitix.com/kickstart/tickets

Contact: Kathy Graham

Phone: 0800 965 468

Email: kathy.graham@wmk.govt.nz