Here are three scrawny wee farm kids from North Canterbury in the mid-70s - that is me in the back. Yes, the bossy older sister :-)
It was how I got to the school bus, complete with inside out bunny skins on the handle bars in winter to keep my hands warm.
And I meandered around the gravel backgrounds inland from Cheviot. Poverty kept me biking into my early 20s as a student and for my first working years in Nelson in the late 80s.