Mark Williams

New Trails, bigger plans

A new trail at Tucker Beach is under way after almost two years on the drawing board. Despite getting Queenstown council's thumbs-up in 2015, construction of the walking and cycling trail only started last week. The Rotary Club of Queenstown trail...
A retirement village developer has apologised for failing to tell the Queenstown Trails Trust it was temporarily closing two public tracks in Lake Hayes Estate. Queenstown Country Club also neglected to inform Queenstown's council and the suburb's residents before fencing...
A prominent local mountain biker and former sports store owner is the new Queenstown Trails Trust chief executive. Mark Williams, who takes over from Christchurch-bound Mandy Kennedy this coming Monday, has long been a passionate supporter and user of the trust's...
Top Queenstown mountain bikers Kate Fluker and Mark Williams battled searing heat, illness and mechanical failures to finish fifth in their category of South African slog Cape Epic. The 691km race, with 15,400m of vertical climbing, attracted 1500 riders and...
Kiwi winners of New Zealand's toughest mountain bike race have South Africa in their sights. After seven days, 545km of racing and a gruelling 15,508m of climbing through the Southern Alps, competitors in The Pioneer 7-Day Epic rode to the...
It's not everyone's idea of fun. But that's how Queenstown duo Kate Fluker and Mark Williams are treating the gruelling Pioneer mountain bike race. The gruelling contest – a 545km ride and 15,508 metre climb, which starts in Christchurch this Sunday...
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