New NZers learn to ride bikes

From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 15 April 2017

Riding a bike is a freedom that many of us take for granted here in New Zealand, and learning to balance on two wheels is practically a rite of passage for kiwi kids.

So can you imagine learning to ride a bike as an adult?

That's exactly what a group of refugees and new migrants did at a recent women's cycling day in Wellington organised by the Changemakers Refugee Forum & Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies.

These new New Zealanders are being encouraged to start pedalling to meet people, stay fit and explore their communities for free. 

This Way Up's Simon Morton went to see how they and the instructors and support teams from ReBicycle Wellington, MUD Cycles and Revolve were getting on.