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Bike Wise launches NZ’s favourite places to cycle


This summer, Bike Wise is asking Kiwis to share their favourite places to cycle from around New Zealand and be in to win bikes, helmets and cycling goodies from Avantiplus.

“NZ’s Favourite Places to Cycle competition is all about getting Kiwi’s to identify, share and celebrate their favourite places to cycle throughout this beautiful country of ours, be it an off-road or adventure trail, an urban trail, one of the official New Zealand Cycle Trails, or even better, some place we’re yet to discover,” said Dougal List, National Cycling Manager with the NZ Transport Agency – the organisation which funds and coordinates the Bike Wise programme.

Nominations for NZ’s Favourite Places to Cycle are open from now until 31 January and voting for the top spot takes place in February, which is Bike Wise Month. This year marks the 13th year of the Bike Wise national celebration of cycling, which each year attracts tens of thousands of participants nationwide across hundreds of events.

NZ’s Favourite Places to Cycle competition was first launched in February 2014(external link).  The top five nominations were the Hauraki Rail Trail, Whakarewarewa Forest (The Redwoods) in Rotorua, New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, Port Hills in Christchurch and the Otago Central Rail Trail.  Whakarewarewa Forest (The Redwoods) in Rotorua was voted the overall winner.

People can place nominations and vote directly at link), via the Bike Wise Facebook page or Survey Monkey. 

Bike Wise will announce ‘NZ’s Favourite Place to Cycle’ on 2 March 2015.

For more information go to link), freephone Bike Wise 0508 BY BIKE (0508 29 2453) or email


For more information please contact:

Andy Knackstedt
Media Manager
NZ Transport Agency