Meet the Tour Aotearoa organiser…

Really enjoyable if slow 80km sunny slog south from Murchison today to Springs Junction, where we’ve been thrilled to meet Jonathan Kennett, organiser of the Tour Aotearoa and cycling his longest ever personal ride and thrilled how it’s going so far. See pic. Thanks modest Jonathan for an amazing, visionary project. Only six riders of […]

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24 days into #TandemTA, and enjoying the HuHa bikepackers near Murchison…

Two further rewarding 70km days heading towards the bottom of New Zealand,  BAD sand flies approaching and enormously enjoying ourselves in this rather more bucolic and gentle terrain. We’re now at the Hu Ha Backpackers near Nelson Lakes, with v slow Internet connection not allowing much photo uploading, but Facebook seems to work. Do search […]

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Week Four of the #TandemTA tour of New Zealand begins in the South Island with 110km from Picton to Nelson.

Today, it really is just photographs. 110km from Picton to Nelson, and completed with elegant pizzaz…. Though scroll to the bottom and there are some words too… Starting into week four of our ‪#‎TandemTA‬ tour of New Zealand, the South Island has immediately thrilled with stunning views of Queen Charlotte Sound, and of the mountains from […]

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125km in one day, and hilliest ride ever! Day17 of #TandemTourTA of NZ, from Mangaweka to Palmerston North

My goodness me, that was one hilly, long, hard-working, but utterly brilliant cycling day. From Mangaweka on State Highway One with all its lorries, off east into deepest North Island back country along the official Tour Aotearoa route along which Katie and Mela and the other 300 registered riders will be coming in a few […]

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