• Timbertrail on the Kopiko Aotearoa 2022

    Kopiko Aotearoa 2022

    Wow, when the Kennett Brothers devised the Kopiko Aotearoa 2022, they thought they were doing us a favour. Initially, the route was to start at the East Cape, two hours drive north of Gisborne. With the problematic situation with Covid, they changed the start to Gisborne. They also were forced to change routes through Te […]

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    February 8, 2022 By JB
  • Bikepacking – London to Athens 2005

    Mark Erikson – Grey Lynn Cycle Club Bike Service Centre Lockdown has got me feeling nostalgic with nothing much to look forward to. I thought I’d share this for those who have an interest in bike-packing and show you how Fiona and I did it back in 2005. After seven years in London we had […]

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    September 15, 2021 By Mark E
  • Gear list for the tour aotearoa

    The Ideal Gravel Bike For The Tour Aotearoa

    The Ideal Gravel Bike For The Tour Aotearoa would ideally be a cross between a dual-suspension mountain bike and a top-end road bike and weigh just 6kg. It would also need to be ultra-durable and be able to take all of the bike bags available. I know this bike doesn’t exist, nor would be feasible […]

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    May 12, 2021 By JB