Category Archives: Cycling in New Zealand

More Than 21 Bends Customer Reviews

It’s not often we get a customer review of one of our holidays in a magazine but we managed it this month and all the way from New Zealand!  Nz Road Cyclist reader Tim and his partner stayed with us … Continue reading

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Taranaki Cycling Challenge Review – New Zealand Road Cyclist

Phil has again been published in New Zealand Road Cyclist Magazine after his trip there in January / February 2014. While there he competed in a couple of Sportives and was interviewed by publisher and owner Chris Gaskell in an … Continue reading

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New Zealand Cycling Summary

new zealand cycling, a set on Flickr. So to conclude the New Zealand blog here are a few stats Total distance cycled : 1065.2 KM (slightly less than planned due to a couple of days sick) Total metres climbed : … Continue reading

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Final day in New Zealand Day 22

Last day here and sat in Auckland airport waiting to fly out to Brisbane then Dubai and finally Geneva. In no particular order here is a list of the good and less good of New Zealand. THE GOOD 1. Super … Continue reading

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New Zealand Cycling Day 21 Akaroa to Christchurch

New Zealand Cycling Day 21 Akaroa to Christchurch, a set on Flickr. On probably the hottest day of my stay my final day riding here in New Zealand and I took the (slightly) easier return route from Akaroa to Christchurch. … Continue reading

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Day 20 Le Race Christchurch to Akaroa

Le Race is a tough sportive held in March between Christchurch and Akaroa.  I decided to follow the course on today’s ride and stay overnight in Akoroa described in the brochures as a little bit of France. Apparently French citizens … Continue reading

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New Zealand Mountain Biking Christchurch Day 19

New Zealand mountain biking day 19, a set on Flickr. Caught the bus back early from Dunedin this morning to Christchurch to get in some mountain biking on the singletrack trails above Christchurch for the afternoon. It was a perfect … Continue reading

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Day 18 The Karitane Circuit plus Baldwin Street

First time over 2000 metres of climbing for a ride in New Zealand and also for the year. Dunedin certainly has it all. First to Baldwin Street. Well I kind of cleared it today despite one dab as I inexplicably … Continue reading

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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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