Tag Archives: cycling

Wheeling Through West Coast Wonderland

The Wheels on the bike go round and round, round and round, round and round, wheels on the bike go round and round – oh my gosh forever!  Can’t believe I’m thinking this but I could do with a hill … Continue reading

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Great Coast Road Cycle Challenge – Westport to Greymouth

Today was the annual Great Coast Road Cycle Challenge from Westport to Greymouth. With the weatherman threatening rain, the day started with some high cloud and patchy blue skies – perfect conditions for a cycle race. Stephen headed up the … Continue reading

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West Coast Wilderness Trail – Kumara Tramline to Boardwalk Kapitea Reservoir

Whew – that is quite the title isn’t it. One of the things I love about the West Coast Wilderness Trail is you can make your bike ride as long or as short as you like.  You have so many … Continue reading

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Mountain biking Bluff Hill, Southland

I’m not bluffing (sorry!) when I say the riding at Bluff is a must do. The local mountain bike club have made the most of the forestry area heading up the infamous Bluff Hill with a network of trails. Almost … Continue reading

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Tackling the Ted McGrath Memorial Walk on our Mountain Bikes

Rain, rain, rain – oh boy oh boy did we have some rain but thankfully finally we awoke to clear skies. Wanting to make the most the great weather we  set off with some trepidation to tackle the notorious Ted … Continue reading

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Westport to Greymouth – The Coast Road Cycle Challenge

November 15, an important day on the local cycling calender – the annual Coast Road Cycle Challenge, Westport to Greymouth.  Covering some 100kms following the coastal drive – named one of the top ten coastal drives in the world by … Continue reading

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A Ride in the High Country – Hogs Back Track

It is always nice to get out and explore new terrain and this is one of those adventures. With a weekend away to Arthur’s Pass and childless (no dogs) we used the opportunity to discover some new mountain bike trails … Continue reading

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A Pub Crawl with a Difference

The wheels on the bike go round and round, round and round, round and round. Wheels on the bike go round and round all day long…… The wheels certainly turned a lot on our latest ride or do I mean … Continue reading

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Mountain biking Cockeyed Creek – a Voyage of Rediscovery

ok, so maybe voyage isn’t quite the right word but I thought it made for a good Headline! Definitely a ride of rediscovery though. Great to be back out on the bike as we headed inland from Greymouth to check … Continue reading

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Rewanui Abandonment

Took a walk up Rewanui at the weekend.  We bike up here so often we don’t get a chance to explore some of the nooks and crannies. Our walk revealed a lot of the Inclines history lying abandoned waiting for … Continue reading

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