cycling

By PHILIP CHANDLER Spare a thought for five Queenstown triathletes entering New Zealand’s biggest ironman after being mucked around this month. Aaron Fleming, who’s tackling Taupo’s Ironman NZ for an incredible 10th time, Paul Preston, who has completed three full ironmans...
Three hearty cheers for councillor Val Miller, supported by councillor Penny Clark, in their call for a relaxation of the council/NZ Transport Agency anti-car policy in the Queenstown commercial area. It is a breath of fresh air, particularly after five...

Psyched up for Longest Day

By PHILIP CHANDLER Two top Queenstown multisporters, both entering tomorrow's Coast to Coast for the fourth time, expect fierce competition in their categories. The iconic race, comprising running, cycling and kayaking legs, takes competitors 243km from the West Coast to the...

Reuben rides in NZ colours

By MATTHEW MCKEW A puncture burst any individual chances of success for Queenstown pro cyclist Reuben Thompson this week, but his efforts put his team first in Wellington. The Whakatipu’s king of the hill opened his season with a team trial...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Department of Conservation’s put a spoke in the wheels of planned Queenstown walking/cycle trail extensions — however, steps are underway to solve the problem. Queenstown Trails Trust’s (QTT) proposing a trail network extension from Arrowtown to Arthurs Point...

T’s marathon effort for Kate

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstowner Teaukura ‘T’ Moetaua reckons if you’d told him two years ago he’d walk 10km he’d have assumed you’d been ‘‘drinking something serious’’. Yet last Saturday he did it for his late wife, Kate, his daughters Anika, Aya...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Hundreds of local and part-time residents are indebted to Queenstowner Peter Atkinson for their love of cycling. The 78-year-old, who died last month from a rare heart disorder, founded the Queenstown Pedallers not long after he and his wife...

JK ready to pedal for charity

A New Zealand rugby legend's saddling up for charity next year and preparing to become reacquainted with the hurt locker. Sir John Kirwan, a 63-cap All Black who was knighted in 2012 for his services to mental health and rugby,...
Renowned American sports adventurer Katie Spotz is among 170 cyclists leaving Glenorchy on Saturday for the eight-stage Tour of New Zealand fundraising ride/race. In 2008, she became the first person to swim the entire 523km length of the Allegheny River...

Road safety rumble grumble

About a third of rumble strips installed as part of a $600,000 project on the road to Kingston have been removed after less than six months. NZTA's citing concerns from cyclists as the reason for the removal of the strips,...

Big names take on tour

Top road cyclists including double Olympic gold medal rower Hamish Bond, Commonwealth Games gold medal mountain biker Sam Gaze and Canadian defending champion James Piccoli will race Queenstown roads on Halloween. Stage 3 of the SBS Bank Tour of Southland,...
A Queenstowner has won an award for creating a cycling revolution. Queenstown Pedallers founder and organiser Peter Atkinson discusses what spins his wheels with Philip Chandler A 75-year-old is the pied piper of Queenstown cyclists. Fifteen years ago, Peter Atkinson formed Queenstown Pedallers after taking...
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