CHOOSING BEST ROUTE
The NZ Transport Agency’s NZ’s Favourite Places to Ride competition is open until May 31. It says this country has some of the best places to bike in the world. From breathtaking offroad trails to new purpose-built urban routes, riders are spoilt for choice. Last year, the competition received more than 12,000 nominations and votes. The Otago Central Rail Trail took the top award from The Redwoods in Rotorua. This year’s competition has a new best community facility category and top town award. The categories are urban ride, Nga Haerenga – the New Zealand cycle trail, off-road or adventure ride, and community facility - velodromes, bikes in schools, BMX and pump tracks.