03 June 2013

Kiwi Brevet 2014 on Facebook

Here's an easier way of discussing the Kiwi Brevet and connecting with others planning on doing the 2014 version - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kiwi-Brevet-2014/199284063554889?fref=ts
As I've commented:
"This will be the third time organising the Kiwi Brevet for me...and probably the last time on this great course. Significant changes for 2014 are likely to be swapping the Molesworth for the Rainbow valley; swapping Wairoa Gorge for some of the Great Taste Trail; and including a scenic detour option through the new trails between Craigieburn and Castle Hill. I hope to be riding again in 2014 (at a more cruisy pace, taking lots of photos, maybe from the back of a tandem)." 
The event will start at noon on Saturday the 1st of February (and run until Sunday the 8th Feb). Waitangi Day will be a public holiday during that week, so this epic tour need only use up 4 days of precious annual leave.
My brother Jonathan is keen to organise a 3000 km, length-of-New Zealand brevet - that would most likely be in summer 2016. If you're curious about the route, check out page 267 of Classic NZ Cycle Trails and you'll get the general idea. By 2015 there'll be a few more cycle trails completed and a new map will be produced. Something to dream about!