First bus bike racks in Region

Feilding buses are the first in the Region to have bike racks with services now underway with new operator Uzabus.

Chair of Horizons’ Passenger Transport Committee Rachel Keedwell says the bike racks are a great way to connect more people with transport in the Region.

“Now you can hop on the bus from Feilding and cycle around the Bridle Track in Palmerston North, or head to Feilding and try the Feilding Cycle Loop.

“These bike racks literally open cyclists up to whole new areas like Palmerston North, Feilding and Bunnythorpe,” Cr Keedwell says.

“They’re simple to use and can carry two bikes at a time, but passengers should get in quick as usage is on a first come first served basis.”

Step by step instructions on how to load and unload bikes are included in the Feilding timetable and a  video tutorial on how to use the racks is available here. To get a copy of the timetable visit the Palmerston North or Feilding i-sites or download a copy online from

The bike racks are designed to carry bikes with wheels larger than 16 inches in diameter and loading/unloading the bike is the responsibility of the passenger.

Additional improvements for 2016 include: the continuation of Palmerston North Airport as a drop off and pick up point, an earlier Palmerston North to Feilding service in the morning, changes to weekday service times including extra services, a later evening service from Palmerston North to Feilding, additional weekend services, and inclusion of the new Duke St Medical Centre as a stop.

“These improvements have been the result of public consultation, discussions with operators and the hard work of the transport team at Horizons. I would encourage anyone with a passion for cycling or anyone who just wants to get more active to go and utilise this fantastic new resource ,”Cr Keedwell says.

More information about the Feilding to Palmerston North bus service is available online at