Celebration of cycling
Riders of all ages sign up to cycle in the Laskeys Bush Cycle Tour
More than 300 cyclists registered for the annual Laskeys Bush Cycle Tour on Sunday March 11.
Madi Hartley-Brown placed third in the longest event, the MacDougall’s 117km Classic and Pahiatua School teacher David Jackson finished with the front group in the peleton.
Erin Wolland was first local woman home.
“These local cyclists went extremely well,” sponsor Kevin Laskey said.
“It was a nice day with excellent riding being enjoyed by the riders. This was the first year the 9km mountain bike course has been run, with riders finding it a challenging but fun course.”
There were entries from Auckland, Christchurch, Whanganui and a tandem entry from Paraparaumu.
“The 5km Flyer was a highlight for me. “There were 57 kids under 10 riding plus a parent each, meaning over 100 were riding on the course. Parents were able to have a nice day out with their children.
“Then a bouncy castle donated by Scott Rankin was invaded with kids having an enjoyable time.
“Tararua is a great place to cycle — our roads don’t have traffic issues.
“I’ve cycled all over the country, this is the best terrain for cycling in New Zealand.
RIDERS starting the MacDougalls 117km Classic.
LEADERS in the Christie Stone Company 55km ride speeding through Pahiatua.
THE 5km Flyer was a highlight for Kevin Laskey.