Cycle speed dating
There will also be plenty of time to speak to each other a little longer during the break and after the event.
At the end of the night you tell us who you like to see again.
Earnshaw would be participating in the speed dating and expected it to be hilarious.
Many Queenstown businesses are expected to encourage staff to get on their bikes in February to support the Aotearoa Bike Challenge.
A few days after the event we’ll be in touch with your matches. Please note tickets are not refundable and we have the right to cancel the event at any time in which case you will receive a refund.
During this event, men get to date women and women get to date men. It’s great to go on a speed dating session with a group of friends. Everyone attending the event needs to hold a ticket. We’ll send you an email with all details a few days before the event. Under some circumstances we can refund your ticket, but in general we can’t, sorry! This way you can meet about 12-16 people with similar interests in one evening.
Sometimes those three minutes were enough, sometimes too much.
More reassuring was how relaxed everyone was — after all, we were all just here to meet someone with shared interests, there was nothing strange about it.
The challenge was free and prizes would be given to businesses with the most bike-active staff.
"It's all about participation and all employers have to do is sign up teams and motivate their staff to get out and ride for at least ten minutes a day," she said.
Organiser Marge rang the (bicycle) bell every three minutes and a new man came and sat opposite me (the men rotate, the women stay seated).
Thinking about something new to talk about was surprisingly easy, from conversations about each other’s cycling, what we did for jobs, and even, with one man, his recent cycling trip to Scotland with his ex-wife.