Reaching out to any North Island NZ residents who can offer support/advice and/or possibly companionship and/or accommodation from around 9th January 2023 onwards.
I'm a very youthful, fit semi retired school nurse visiting NZ later this year. I have a house sit in Central NZ with the loan of a bike to explore the area during my time there until 9th January 2023 after which I'll be heading North and my diary is empty!
Would love to meet fellow cyclists ideally with time on their hands to show me around by bike or for advice/inspiration/ideas.
I'm just saving hassle by not bringing my own bike this time so looking for cheap rental/loan of a small framed bike....any ideas massively appreciated.
My email address is [email protected] and I can also be contacted on WhatsApp
Here's hoping, you lovely warm hearted people.
I toured the country about 5 years ago on my own bike and cannot wait to return!
Sadly my beloved pooch will remain at home in Yorkshire during this adventure �
Visiting Auckland/North Island NZ in January 2023
Hi Carrie, We live in Auckland, will be around mid-January. My old bike is an older hybrid which I've road toured on. Not sure how big tyres could go on it for gravel. An Avanti Sublime, size small (I'm 1.6m - 5'3"ish). Which you'd be welcome to borrow. Anyway, keep us in mind as you work out the details of your trip. +64211503642 if you want to WhatsApp or text/call. You obviously know quite a bit about NZ already, have you seen the Kennett Brothers books? Classic NZ Cycle Trails gives some good ideas for linking up quieter areas. Ruth