Great Rides Summer Photo Comp WINNER!

Published 2021-01-28

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who shared their cycling adventures. It's a joy to see so many people exploring New Zealand on two wheels, and having such a blast at the same time.

Rod Partington, with this wonderful shot of the wild Mohikinui River on The Old Ghost Road. We hope you enjoy your time on the Timber Trail Rod. Be sure to tag us in any more of your great photos! #nzcycletrail #timbertrailnz

The plan to dam this beautiful river was cancelled in 2012. Phew! (Rod Partington)

With so many great entries we had to at least show you a selection of the best of the rest. Keep an eye out for the next competition and news from around the trails in The Great Rider newsletter. You can sign up here if you haven't already.

Letting the kids go wild on the Remutaka Cycle Trail

Jessie Kilpatrick's daughter makes light work of Mukamuka Stream on the Wild Coast section of the Remutaka Cycle Trail

Keeping things traditional on the West Coast Wilderness Trail

Dandy riders and trusty steeds on a West Coast tour (Patrick Morgan)

Elfin around on the Alps 2 Ocean 

Fancy dress on the Great Rides? Why not? This game cyclist wore her costume all day 'to the great pleasure of all that saw her.' (Mary Kimber)

 Champion views on Taupō's Great Lake Trail

Kawakawa Bay on the Great Lake Trail – a view worth celebrating (Brendon Burchell)

 Family time on the Hauraki Rail Trail

Mizzie Yusof has 'a good day out with his son' on the Waihi–Karangahake section of the Hauraki Rail Trail – what more could you ask for?

Early Christmas present on the West Coast Wilderness Trail

Pre-Christmas ride along West Coast Wilderness Trail's Kaniere Water Race (John Nicholson)

 Dog photobombs Ruapehu rider 

Not strictly on a Great Ride but this paddock-session shot in Ruapehu was too good not to share! (James Bell)

The sky's the limit on The Old Ghost Road

Riding above the clouds on The Old Ghost Road's Skyline Ridge (Amy Thornborrow)

Cheeky one to finish with...

Minimalist cycle-wear on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Good to see the helmet – safety first, after fun of course (Karen Raggett)

A super huge THANK YOU goes to the Timber Trail Lodge and Timber Trail Shuttle and Bike Hire for donating the great prize. Read more about the off-the-grid lodge, built with cyclists and sustainability in mind, on their website.

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