Braynes’ Tandem Tour of Aotearoa New Zealand – Jutta’s final stoker view looking back

As we watch the South Island fade into the distance, swaying with the Bluebridge ferry’s wave-riding, my thoughts float back over our rich, smooth and eventful 2900-kilometre tandem journey the length of New Zealand from the very North to the very South, with thanks to the Weather Gods and what must be a chorus of […]

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We made it!

We made it! Hard, hard day’s 140km final ride to Bluff from Mossburn for Daisy, Jutta and skipper, but after very nearly 3000 km,  the #TandemTA #Touraotearoa is done, and we’re celebrating at the oyster restaurant overlooking the Bluff signpost at the very bottom on New Zealand. What a journey,  six weeks and a bit […]

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Why the Rory Peck Trust

As we approach – amazingly – the end segment of our Tandem Tour of Aotearoa/New Zealand, with some  2400km behind us from Cape Reinga and only 400+ to go to Bluff in the south, some words on why Jutta and I are raising money for the Rory Peck Trust. And with those words an encouragement […]

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Tandem TA with just 400km to go.

As Katie Brayne and Carmela Snooks rapidly approach us from the North, Jutta and I now realise that once we reach Wanaka in just two days’ time (big and steep 1500-foot climb today looming over the Haast Pass), we’ll be just 300 km away from our final destination in Bluff. Given how we’re now able […]

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