14 February 2010


The inaugural Kiwi Brevet was one tough nut to crack! Certainly tougher than I expected. There were a few sections that were more difficult that normal - the Port Underwood Rd, the descent of the Porika Track, the Big River-Waiuta track, and the Molesworth Road. So it was impressive to see about 55 riders complete the challenge within the 8-day limit. This must surely be one of the more difficult cycling events in the world, so I hope you are feeling suitably chuffed with yourselves. 1100 km at a good pace, unsupported, through such a rugged mix of terrain is awesome!

To those who pulled out, we hope you and/or your bike is recovering fast. There will be a chance to have another try, either next year or the year after.

We'll post some de-brief notes and trivia here over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, there are some interesting write-ups on Vorb, and Jeff and Sifter's blogs (see the links to the right). If you have a crazy tale to share, feel free to post a comment here, or email simon [at] kennett [dot] co [dot] nz

If you still have a SPOT tracker, please fastpost it asap to The Kennett Bros, PO Box, 11-310, Wellington.


  1. Thank you so much for giving us all the opportunity to out ourselves as mad bastards! It certainly was an experience, and one which will no doubt stay with us. Well done to you for getting us all out there!

  2. Congratulations to all the folks who took part in the Kiwi. Nice work. Look forward to seeing and reading more about this amazing event!

    Jason Mahokey