Tour of Northland: One women’s view
Apr23

Tour of Northland: One women’s view

Riding a four day event at a cracking pace is something that will either inspire you or give you a sense of the chills. No matter which camp you fall into, you can’t help but respect someone who completes a ride such as the four day Tour of Northland. One Auckland based rider, Danielle, took up the challenge and finished very credibly. However, she openly admits that the event tested her mental and physical strength beyond what she...

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Cruising along the Otago Rail Trail
Mar27

Cruising along the Otago Rail Trail

The Otago Rail Trail is one of those iconic cycle trails that has drawn massive local and international interest. Cyclelane.bike recently caught up with an intrepid traveller from Auckland, Paula Luijken, who recently rode the Otago Rail Trail. This is what she had to say of the trip. Firstly what sort of tour did you do? We went on Off the Rails tour which meant that we had a base in Ranfuly to unpack and only take what we needed...

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Racing to cycle around the lake
Dec11

Racing to cycle around the lake

The day finally arrived. The day I, and many thousands of people, set off on a quests to cycle around Lake Taupo. Having ridden around the lake in August with Hot Cycles the terrain was familiar. So as we lined up and I began shivering on the start line waiting to get the green light I couldn’t help but think of what I was in for. The goal was to come home in under five hours. This is a reasonable effort but thankfully it is that much...

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Pedalling wine in the Wairarapa
Dec03

Pedalling wine in the Wairarapa

Ambling along the quiet back street roads of Martinborough by cycle is an excellent way to sample the regions wines. Located slightly off the beaten track in the Waiarapa, this wine village known for Pinot Noir is around an hour’s drive North-East of New Zealand’s capital Wellington. Drop into any winery and you will find a region map to help you navigate. However the best place to start your journey is at the I-Site located on...

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Runway mountain biking
Nov24

Runway mountain biking

There are many simple pleasures in life. One is being able to ride a mountain bike after work without having to travel miles to go riding. The Auckland Mountain Bike Club along with the Auckland Airport set aside some land. The riding is easy with flowing gravel tracks. The crew didn’t have steep gradients to work with but you can get your heart rate up over the roughly 3km course. The course is a good little loop for spending an hour...

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