Pedalling the dream

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Queenstown builder Steve McLean powers up from the old Lower Shotover bridge during the inaugural Tour de Wakatipu mountain bike race last Saturday.

The 48-year-old, who says he had “a dream run”, came 25th in his sport veteran category in 2hr 14min 57sec.

Organisers were thrilled with the 845-rider field, who raced from Millbrook Resort to Chard Farm.

Men’s elite winner was local Mark Williams in 1:36.21 and the fastest woman was Mosgiel veteran Raylene Bates in 1:59.15.