Cel­e­bra­tion of cy­cling

Rid­ers of all ages sign up to cy­cle in the Laskeys Bush Cy­cle Tour

Bush Telegraph - - Front Page - By STEVE CARLE´

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.

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