WINNERS of the Great Rides Autumn Photo Comp

Published 2022-04-28

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered our Great Rides of New Zealand Autumn Photo Competition. Seeing and reading your entries left us inspired, uplifted and keen to get out on our bikes to enjoy more of those awesome seasonal colours!


Andrew Wallace for his beautiful blue-sky and big-country snap taken near Walter Peak Station on the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail. We hope you enjoy your $250 Evo Cycles voucher. Please keep tagging us in when you're out on the Great Rides (#nzcycletrail #greatridesofnewzealand @nzcycletrail on Instagram and Facebook). 

Fabulous scenery and a Great Ride – the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail (Andrew Wallace)


Our competition runner-up and winner of the latest edition of the Kennett Brothers' Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails book, is Stacey Goodson. We love her creative canal shot taken on the epic Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail. Enjoy the book – no doubt it will provide you with a whole heap of biking inspiration!

Cruising beside the hydro-canal on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail (Stacey Goodson)


With so many great photos entered we had to share some of other favourites.

High above the Roxburgh Gorge

Roxburgh Gorge shot from Flat Top Hill (Amanda Wisniewski)

The Old Ghost Road exceeding expectations....again!

'At the start I knew it was going to be good, but I had no idea how freaking incredible!' says Alice Brice. 'Bike it, run it, tramp it! You do you, but most importantly do it!'

The Old Ghost Road – one of the world's great biking adventures (Alice Brice)

New Zealand's original Great Ride – awesome all year round

Cool autumn riding on the Otago Central Rail Trail (Robert Brooke)

Deep-forest bathing on the Motu Trails' Pakihi Track

The Pakihi Track is a classic backcountry MTB adventure (Nicki Davies)

A favourite ride and a man's best friend

Great Lake Trails – Orakau to Kinloch. 'Epic flowing trail for our first experiment taking the doggo on a biking adventure,' says Donna Broadhurst. 'So many great spots for him to take a dip to cool off before we made it down to Kawakawa Bay (where a proper autumn plunge was possible for all of us). Getting back on the bikes we found the burning legs were rewarded by this spectacular look out point.'

Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the Great Lake Trails! (Donna Broadhurst)

Thanks again to everyone who entered – we can't wait to see more of your wonderful photos. You can share them with us on Facebook and Instagram (@nzcycletrail, #nzcycletrail, #greatridesofnewzealand).

Our next competition will be featured in our winter newsletter; you can sign-up here, if you haven't already!