Don your tweeds and meet at the Kate Sheppard National Memorial 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.

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

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.

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