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Experience: Riding the Twin Coast Cycle Trail

Pou Herenga Tai or the Twin Coast Cycle Trail is Aotearoa’s northern-most ‘Great Ride’. Stretching 87 kilometres, it connects Opua in the Bay of Islands to Horeke at the head […]

Apr 27, 2021
The Big Loop: Biking Around Aotearoa

People talk about “cycling around New Zealand” – and in 2015, the intrepid Dunc Wilson. person, adventurer, writer and broadcaster, literally did, becoming the first person to circumnavigate Aotearoa… by bike. Why? […]

The best biking book for Christmas

I bet I’m not the only person who spends the wet short days of winter fantasising about summer bike touring around New Zealand. And in the past year, I’ve expanded […]

Dec 22, 2016
Curious about cycle touring? Act on it with ACTA!

In late spring heading towards a glorious summer, our thoughts naturally turn to long leisurely bike rides. Oh, the places you can go on two wheels, all around the world. […]

Nov 12, 2016
Guest blog: New Year, new horizons – and a promise to keep

Chris Owens is moving from Toronto to Auckland in the New Year to pursue postgraduate studies in the sociology of urban cycling. He also finds himself unexpectedly following in his father’s footsteps, and fulfilling […]

Oh, the places you’ll go: a guide for the aspiring cycle tourist

Ever fancied being a tourist on two wheels, seeing it all from the seat of a bicycle? Christopher Dempsey recently made a dream-come-true trip through Argentina on a bike. Here, he shares what […]

Tears of the Moon, Sweat of the Sun: A Cycle Tour of Northern Argentina

Christopher Dempsey made good this year on a long-held dream – to bike through South America. Here he shares the ups and downs of his solo trip over Andean passes and through sleepy […]

Dec 20, 2015
Speed, bonny bike, like a bird on the wing – Jane rides the Outer Hebrides

If you’re a paid-up member of Cycle Action, you’ll have received friendly emails from Jane Admore, our cherished membership secretary. She’s also an intrepid bike tourist, and is currently pedalling […]

Around Savai’i on a ‘uila’ – a biking holiday in Samoa

If you want a warm break in winter, enjoy cycling, and only have a week to spare, then consider circumnavigating Savai’i – ‘the big island’ of Samoa. Bruce and Karen Yarnton did, […]

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