On balance, a tricky tour

Photo: Gregor Richardson
Photo: Gregor Richardson

Members of the Unitour cycle group (from left to right) Nicola Cassanelli, of Italy, Ken Looi, of Wellington, Genevieve Nawrot, of Australia, Gaetano Peluso, of Italy, Daniela Ruedel, of Germany and Anna Bailey, of Wellington, cycle along Highcliff Rd on the Otago Peninsula this week.

The group, which has 13 members from all over the world, began a South Island-wide ride on the Alps 2 Ocean trail at Mt Cook two weeks ago.

They completed the Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Trail before riding to Dunedin on Monday.

Organiser Mr Looi said they attempted to cycle up Baldwin St on Monday but abandoned the idea after members began ‘‘slipping down’’ because of rain.

This was the first time in 10 years the tour had come to New Zealand and Mr Looi wanted to ‘‘show off what a beautiful country we have’’.


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