New Zealand has many great cycling attractions, and Bike North has several members with extensive NZ cycling experience.

Northern waterway on the South Island

Are you thinking of riding there, perhaps on an organised tour?  Have you considered doing your own ride there, self-supported?  Do you want to incorporate some short cycling highlights in an NZ driving tour?

Hear the NZ experiences of some Bike North members. This is your chance to hear the ins and outs, the tips and tricks, practical advice from experienced members.  They will show you some really exciting areas to consider riding, what to look out for and how best to plan.  You can put your questions and raise any concerns; there will be a Q&A.  The emphasis will be on specific advice, going beyond what is easily available online.

The evening will be chaired by Phill Hart, President.  We are looking for a couple of ‘ushers’ to welcome people as they arrive; if you would be willing to do that, please email Richard Kelly (richardfkelly1@optusnet.com.au) to let him know.

Dougherty Centre, Victor St, Chatswood
(close to transport, parking and a pub for further discussion afterwards)

Registration is now open. Members will have priority until next Monday, so get in quickly!  There is a maximum of 55 places.

To cover the auditorium cost, we will be charging $9 members, $14 non-members, payable when you register. 

(You might remember that we tried to hold this Forum a year ago and it was postponed because of Covid.)

Phill Hart and Oz-NZ Wanderer

There are hundreds of cycle trails in New Zealand.  But the imminent NZ Cycling Forum will make considerable reference to the 23 “Great” Cycle Trails, listed in https://www.nzcycletrail.com/.

The forum will be advice-giving, NOT a travelog.  Nowadays, our computers can easily provide the travelogs.  Below is a sample list of YouTube videos, one per North Island Great Trail.  If you’re attending the forum, viewing these, at least partially, will be good preparation for the Forum.  If not, the videos might show why some of us are so enthusiastic about NZ cycling.

NZ North Island ‘Great’ Trails

Twin Coast

Hauraki Rail

Waikato River

Motu

Whakarewarewa Forest

Hawke’s Bay

Great Lake

Timber

Mountains to Sea

Remutaka

NZ South Island ‘Great’ Trails

Below is a sample list of YouTube videos, one per South Island Great Trail. Just click on the trail name. If you’re attending the forum, viewing these, at least partially, will be good preparation for the Forum. If not, the videos might show why some of us are so enthusiastic about NZ cycling.

Queen Charlotte

Coppermine 

Tasman’s Great Taste

The Old Ghost Road 

West Coast Wilderness

St James

Alps 2 Ocean

Lake Dunstan

Otago Central Rail

Roxburgh Gorge

Clutha Gold 

Queenstown

Around the Mountains

Oz-NZ Wanderer