Cheers not Jeers for Cycle Trail

I wonder how the opposition are going to take the news that the very thing they have been bagging since 2009 has now won an international award:


The New Zealand Cycle Trail has been recognised as one of the best in the world.

It was one of three international winners at the International Trails Symposium in Arizona last night. 

The Honourable Mention award recognises the trail as an outstanding initiative that demonstrates planning, design and implementation and contributes to the international trails movement.

It will feature more than 2,500 kilometres of diverse trails that explore all parts of New Zealand’s landscape.


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  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Whale Bro – Sheep and Commie will be announcing a policy on Monday to demolish all the cycle trails Naked Emperor built. Then they will announce where new cycle ways will be built.

    • eah. they will vow to add a layer of bureaucracy to make if affordable for the average new zealander.

      • Dave

        Perhaps they will fix the price on all Bikes in NZ, and offer a $300 rebate on all bikes sold. It would be inline with their strategic thinking on fixing the economy, and gives them a fantastic opportunity to Nationalize land every 20km or so to build a rest house and a KFC to create jobs.

  • cows4me

    Will bike tracks that pass dams in future be sponsored by the glorious socialist state and be lined with images of Beavis and Butthead.

  • Colin Cloudesley

    Norman and Shearer should get on there bike, and have a look, good chance they may get lost and never come back.
    We live in hope?

  • Grizz30

    I intitially thought it would be one trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff. However it is a collection of independent trails through diverse parts of the country. I think it is better this way. Look forward to cycling some of them.

  • Gazzaw

    Great news. The commercial development on the Central Otago trail is amazing and small communities such as Ranfurly totally revitalised and on the international tourism map. I believe the same is starting to happen on the new Alps To Ocean trail from Mt Cook.

    Maybe time for Mallard to get on his bike, swallow his pride and enjoy the trails instead of sniggering in the House at JK’s project.

    • unsol

      Sounds like you have done it. Us too. Only downer – NO cafe or pub open between Ranfurly & Middlemarch – which no one knew about in advance, so when about 30 of us rocked up to Hyde & saw the cafe was closed we werent too happy at all. Tour operators came to our rescue so all good in the end.

      Heard a bit about the in-house politics too which may prove to be its downfall. Hope not as aside from Hyde, we really enjoyed it. Well organised, super easy riding in 3 days even when carrying all your own gear, fantastic B & Bs & lovely scenery.

      And if you want more good trails check out the Kennett Brothers’ new book.

    • Hazards001

      I’d sooooo like to see Mallard get on his bike!

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Need Cycle Trails in the Albany/Rosedale area. The fuckin road lice think they own the roads that they have not paid for

    • Hazards001

      My ex and I had our 1st home on Gills Rd, The North Shore City Council placed advertisements in papers showing bike trails and Gills Rd was one of them. A 70kph winding road barely wide enough for 2 cars, we’d just had our first kid and the arrogant cocks on 2 wheels already loved the ride..used to see them at the East Coast Rd end in their SUV’s parking all over the place taking their bikes off racks then taking over the roads.(Pricks go down Gills Up SH17 and then around Wright Rd)
      After a couple of close calls with the on coming traffic I took her out with me and showed her the new Gills Road Rule as I called it.
      Simple rule..Riders two abreast and on coming car both doing approx 50-70 Kph..”Take out pushbikes and we’ll deal with the rest in court. Best you and kid alive to be charged.”
      And fuck ’em to this day if it’s me or them…it’s them!

  • le spincter

    Won and award ???

    Really. So an ‘honorable mention’ qualifies as an award these days

    Thats just for turning up !! Some new suckers born every minute
    Honorable Mentions:

    New Zealand Cycle Trail Team – The New Zealand Cycle Trail is over 1700 kilometers long, creating 20 great cycle paths across the country. ( Most of this existed long before PinoKeyo made it the centre piece of the economic recovery)

    Trans Canada Trail – Over the past 20 years, Canada has constructed over 16,800 kilometers for the Trans Canada Trail, which connects every province and territory in the country.