Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, in collaboration with Wellington Frocks on Bikes and our proud supporters Wellington Museum, Parliamentary Service, Premier House, the National Library of New Zealand, Thistle Inn, Bicycle Junction, Switched on Bikes, Victoria University of Wellington, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry for Women, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council are excited to commemorate 19 September 1893 – 125 years since women gained the right to vote – with the Kate Sheppard Ride.
Dress to impress and get your wheels spinning by joining us at 1.30pm on Saturday, 22 September 2018 at Old St Paul’s , 34 Mulgrave Street. Wet weather day is Sunday 23rd September 2018. Check our Facebook page @OldStPauls from 10am Saturday for updates.
The Suffrage 125 bicycle ride will take you through the streets of old Thorndon and Wellington’s CBD. The ride will take in significant historic and heritage places such as the Old St Paul’s, Wellington Museum, National Library, Thistle Inn, Premier House and a photo stop at Parliament’s grounds. The ride will conclude at Old Government Buildings with a celebratory ‘125 Cupcake’ from the Cake Society, refreshments from Six Barrel Soda and a prize for best dressed (included in your registration along with a printed reusable tote bag full of goodies).
If you don’t have a bike, discounted rental is available from www.switchedonbikes.co.nz. To receive the discount please quote the promo code 'SHEPPARD'
If you do not wish to cycle, then why not be in the support crew? Join Suffrage events by:
Wave off the riders from Old St Paul's at 2pm
Visit Parliament's suffrage activities
Visit The National Library, He Tohu to see the suffrage petition
Visit Wellington Museum, Suffrage in Stitches
Visit Old Government Buildings, Suffrage 125: Allies on the Inside
Door sales are not available, so don't miss out! Register now. Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.
For enquiries, phone David Watt, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga on (04) 494 8322