WINNERS of the Great Rides Autumn Photo Comp
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!
AND THE WINNER IS...
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).
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!
(SOME OF) THE BEST OF THE REST
With so many great photos entered we had to share some of other favourites.
High above the Roxburgh Gorge
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!'
New Zealand's original Great Ride – awesome all year round
Deep-forest bathing on the Motu Trails' Pakihi Track
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.'
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!