As a way to get back into NZ riding, see a lot of new places and put to some use all the cycling I’d been doing in the months beforehand – I decided to ride the 2015 edition of the Kiwi Brevet. The 1150 km course shown below takes in an awful lot of the upper South Island. I was hoping to ride about 150 km per day to get back within eight days – just one of those would be the greatest distance I’d ever ridden on a bike in a day before, let alone eight back to back. Still, I thought it was achievable – it turned out it was, I saw some fantastic sights, met some great people on bikes and generally enjoyed it.
Click on the photos below to go to the individual posts about the week.