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Nominate your favourite cycle trail and win!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Where are your favourite places to ride? The NZ Transport Agency’s annual Favourite Places to Ride competition is back and proving more popular than ever, with more than 6800 nominations already received.

The competition is part of the Government’s commitment to making cycling a safer and more attractive transport option for New Zealanders. Through Kiwis sharing their favourite routes it helps to encourage more New Zealanders get out on their bikes and discover new rides in their community and around New Zealand.

This year the competition is bigger and better with a new Top Town award. This will go to the city or town that receives the most nominations across the Urban Ride, Off-Road or Adventure Ride and Community Facility categories.

It is exciting to watch the towns battle it out, says Transport Agency National Cycling Manager Dougal List. “The leader board has been constantly changing as residents rally in support of their local rides.”

“Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch are all vying for the top spot with smaller centres such as Rotorua and Taupo also giving them a run for their money. This is creating some regional rivalry as all of them are convinced they have what it takes.”

Nominations for New Zealand’s Favourite Places to Ride are open until Wednesday 31 May and the winners will be announced in early June.

The categories for this year’s competition are:
• Urban ride (This category recognises rides around your town or city including new urban cycleways and shared paths)
• Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail
• Off-road or adventure ride (This category recognises off-road trails and mountain bike tracks)
• Community facility (E.g. Bikes in Schools tracks, community bike parks and velodromes)

Simply by taking part Kiwis go in the draw to win their share of $1000 in bike shop vouchers.

Click here to find out more and to nominate your favourite places to ride.

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