with Rod Oram


B to B 2024

B to B 2023

Tour of NZ 2023


Tour Aotearoa

Tour of NZ 2023

Finishing on a mountain high

April 14, 2023: Stage 6: Wanaka to the top of the Crown Range (highest tarmac road in Aotearoa)- 38km; 800m of climbing It was party time on the start line this morning. High spirits and lots of chatter, with the sun warming us and gorgeous mountains inspiring...

Revelling in Aotearoa’s greatest tarmac ride

Stage 4: Haast to Makarora - 80km, 850m of climbing. Stage 5: Makarora to Hawea – 47km, 600m of climbing. Our two racing stages today from Haast to Hawea have to be the greatest tarmac route in the country. They have it all – mighty rivers and waterfalls, huge lakes,...

Fun on the flat

Stage 3: Fox Glacier to Haast, 120km And lo, the rains stopped. Though, the sun didn’t shine. Nor did the winds stir. Which made for perfect riding weather today on Stage 3 of the Tour of New Zealand. It was also an idyllic course. Mostly flat through the rain forests...

A swooping, soaking ride

Stage 1: Arthurs Pass to Hokitika, 97km It’s hard to imagine a more exhilarating start to any Tour of New Zealand than ours today. From the carpark of the Temple Basin ski field near the summit of Arthurs Pass, we set off around 1.30pm in eight bunches to crank out...

Tour of NZ – Day 0

Sunday, April 9th Our bikes are packed and we’re ready to roll! …as we, the members of Team Ākina, meet up in Christchurch this evening for the start of the 2023 running of the Tour of New Zealand charity bike ride, involving some 150 riders, this coming week. Our...