The Aotearoa Bike Challenge happens every year as part of the Love to Ride international online community that uses behavior change principles to encouraging cycling and make the world “a cleaner, greener, more awesome place to be.” Data collected by the organisation over many years shows participating in Love to Ride challenges achieves “sustained behaviour change” with 40% of previous non-cyclists starting to ride weekly, 31% of them cycling to work.

This year, the Aotearoa Bike Challenge set a target of one million kilometres for transportation, and smashed the target a whole week early, saving over 180,000kg CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

The challenge lasted the month of February and we are very proud to be able to say that, spread over 347 rides, and including 1,142 commuter kilometres, Resolve Group achieved a grand total of 5,384 kilometres, saving 343 kilograms of CO2 and placing us first in Auckland consultancies with 20-49 staff.

Our Top Riders

Kathleen Munson rode 506ks for ‘fun and fitness’, while Dawn Collyns’s 299ks  were exclusively commuting. Daryl Lim rode 783ks, and Stuart McDougall 725ks, mostly commuting, as did Tim Christensen with 300kms and  Ben Sherriff (below, centre) with 230ks. Tim Mueller (below, left), who lives and works in beautiful  Tāhuna  (Queenstown), clocked up 654ks cycling the many trails around Otago. But it was Jack Jiang (below, right), who says, “I ride because I’m too lazy to walk,” who outshone everyone, with a huge total of 1095 kilometres, a significant number of them with kids! Ka Mau te Wehi!

Tim MuellerBen SherriffJack Jiang

On November 4th, Resolve Group celebrated 20 years helping our clients navigate complex problems. We combined an elegant evening of entertainment with the announcement of a leadership change and a rebranding.

Our 20-year anniversary party was the perfect time to acknowledge the inspiring work our Managing Director, Martin Leak has delivered in a long career in the industry, and in the establishment and growth of this exceptional boutique company, and to look forward from here at how we might best serve our clients in the 20 years to come. While Martin will remain a key figure in the business, we are delighted to announce the following revised roles across our Leadership Team:

  • Ben Sherriff – General Manager (commencing July 2023)
  • Dawn Collyns – Business Manager
  • Karen Fehl – Operations Manager
  • Steve Griffith – Delivery Manager

As a way of marking this change, Resolve Group has gone through a rebranding exercise, some elements of which you can already see on the website. This new branding better reflects our current service offerings and capabilities and is not simply a logo refinement but rather a celebration of the journey we have been on and the journey we hope to take with our people, our staff and our clients, in the twenty plus years to come.