It’s rollin’ into ice cream season and The Rollin’ Pedaler has arrived right on time!

“Life is like an ice cream, enjoy it before it melts!”

You may have been lucky enough to have already spotted the quirky, traditional ice cream tricycle in Methven, if so, lucky you!  If not, go looking, lickety split!  – you’ll find them parked up outside the i-Site.

The brains (and the beauty) behind this very scrumptious business are James, a Pom who has always been driven towards ​starting his own business, and Laura, a Kiwi who loves ice cream! A perfect match!  Of course, without Evelyn (the tricycle) there would be no pedalling – she’s an old-fashioned girl ​who loves to party!

After travelling together, enjoying ice cream in France, Italy, Greece, and Amsterdam, James and Laura settled in Methven, found Evelyn, and launched The Rollin’ Pedaler.

If you are after a scoop of frigorific deliciousness, The Rollin’ Pedaler’s seriously yummy flavours include Salted Caramel, Mint Chocolate, White Chocolate and Raspberry, Coffee and Walnut, Double Chocolate, Goody Goody Gum Drop and many more.

And, if you have an event coming up; a birthday, wedding, or a corporate or sporting event, The Rollin’ Pedaler is available to sweeten up all indoor and outdoor events.

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Judy McAuliffe is a writer, and publisher Essence Mid Canterbury. Her experience in media is extensive and includes approximately 15 years as Creative Director for The Radio Network, writing, and managing the writing of radio advertising, mainly in Invercargill and Greymouth. In the late 1990’s she transferred to Christchurch, moving into an Account Management role with 91ZM. In 2007 she and a business partner set up Essence Mid Canterbury, very quickly adapting her radio-writing skills to print media. Judy became sole owner of Essence Mid Canterbury in June 2014. Judy is a ‘people person’ and has found her niche writing feature stories about the community she lives in and the people who live there. She is also available for freelance writing assignments.