Monthly Archives: January 2014

Day 17 Them there hills are steep in Dunedin

Early start this morning for my penultimate New Zealand bus ride from Christchurch to Dunedin. Interesting fact of the day Dunedin is gaelic for Edinburgh and is the 6th largest town in New Zealand with just over 100,000 people The … Continue reading

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New zealand cycling day 15 and 16

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An epic day on the South Island day 14

I had been feeling a little rough yesterday so my planned ride in Wellington never materialised and I was in bed and asleep by 8:30 pm.  I woke up today feeling better and after Steve had cycled me to the … Continue reading

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Day 13 New Plymouth to Wellington

Not much to report from today. Over 7 hours sat on a bus and a crazy steep climb up to my accommodation for the night. The views were worth it though

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New Zealand Cycling Day 12 New Plymouth

New Zealand Cycling Day 12 New Plymouth, a set on Flickr. In true Tour de France style here is a review of the first 12 days of my cycling holiday in New Zealand. It was meant to be a day … Continue reading

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Taranaki Cycle Challenge Photos 2014 New Zealand Cycling Day 11

taranaki cycle challenge 2014, a set on Flickr. Photos from todays well organised event in New Plymouth the 150km speed fest that was the Taranaki Cycle Challenge. Continue Reading the rest of my blog here

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Day 10 Taupo to New Plymouth

Today was mostly spent on the bus but I did manage to cycle down to the lake for some breakfast on the shore front. The 7 km cycle ride was worth it sitting on the jeti eating a banana and … Continue reading

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Day 9 Ohakune to Lake Taupo

Due to differences in timezones, and despite being away from home for over a week this was my first Thursday in New Zealand and also my first point to point fully loaded cycle ride. After a rather wonderful breakfast of … Continue reading

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Day 8 A Wet Ride a bus ride and a mountain ride

Final day in Auckland and Chris my host thought it would be good to do an  early morning ride before my bus left Auckland Sky City for Ohakune. Chris’ early morning rides are a bit like his quick drive to … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Sit back and read the most exciting blog ever !

New Zealand Road signs. On todays 20 km loop between the rain made me very aware of the road signs in New Zealand. A rather lovely yellow and black colour. Here are a few examples for you look at. I … Continue reading

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New Zealand Cycling Day 6 Sky Tower and the suburbs of Auckland

New Zealand Cycling Day 6, a set on Flickr. Good coffee day, bad weather day. Started with an excellent coffee at the base of the Sky tower. It was not an ideal day to climb the Sky Tower but with … Continue reading

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New Zealand Cycling Day 5 Journey to the Tane Mahuta – Kaihu – Northlands

new zealand cycling day 5 Tane Mahuta, a set on Flickr. Its just a short journey by car to the start of this ride. I think you will like it and there will be a surprise at the end – … Continue reading

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Tour de Ranges 2014 Photos – New Zealand Cycling day 4

new zealand cycling day 4 Tour de Ranges, a set on Flickr. Feeling somewhat jet lagged I set off with Chris from New Zealand Road Cyclist for the 2014 SRAM Tour de Ranges cycle sportive just to the South of … Continue reading

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Day 2/3 New Zealand Cycling – Dubai to Brisbon to Auckland

Not sure what day it is or what time zone i am in. Picked up by Chris from NZ Road Cyclist today. Had a quick tour of the area including a very windy One Tree Hill (Yes the U2 song … Continue reading

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Day 1 New Zealand Cycling – Geneva to Dubai

Thoughts and observations in numbers for the day. 1. Saw 2 bike boxes go on the plane. 1 of which was mine  (see left hand of photo under tail). Hopefully at least one bike will reach New Zealand on Friday … Continue reading

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Special group/ cycling club 6 night stay offer, July 6th – 12th 2014 Bourg d’Oisans

Great opportunity for a group or cycling club to enjoy a stay in Bourg d’Oisans. Sunday 6th July – Saturday 12th July Due to a couple of event dates we have a 6 night stay available at our amazing 6 … Continue reading

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New Zealand Cycling Schedule

Only a few days left now before departing and my current schedule is looking something like this 15/01/2014 Transfer Plane 16/01/2014 Transfer Plane 17/01/2014 Transfer Auckland 18/01/2014 Ride Auckland 19/01/2014 Ride Auckland 20/01/2014 Ride Auckland 21/01/2014 Rest Auckland 22/01/2014 Bus/ … Continue reading

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Mont Ventoux and Alpe d’huez

We have now added further dates to our Mont Ventoux and Alpe d’huez weeks. Our original dates for June and September are now fully booked and we have managed to squeeze some dates in for the end of may. More … Continue reading

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