Media match up spins into plea for fast followers
‘‘If you're keen, have your own bike, want to take on 40k's, we've got the entry fee sorted’’ Andrew Leiataua
If you’ve ever thought ‘One day I’ll get just a little bit fitter and do something great...’, your chance has arrived.
The Taupo¯ Times is looking for a reader to take on the 40-kilometre dash from Motuoapa to Taupo¯ – cycling, full-effort, for the honour of the print medium.
Taupo¯ Times reporter Robert Steven is racing MORE FM breakfast host Andrew Leiataua in the ‘‘Fun 40 Media Challenge’’ on November 25.
Part of the Great Lake Cycle Challenge, the ‘‘Fun 40’’ will show that even desk-bound office workers can compete in New Zealand’s biggest cycle event.
‘‘If I can do it, anyone can do it,’’ Leiataua said.
‘‘If this is an opportunity for you to get back on the bike or improve your health, go ahead and get in touch.’’
Training will begin soon, Leiataua said.
‘‘At the moment, my fitness involves running a couple of times a week and eating pies. But the pie-to-run ratio seems to be more in favour of pies, at the moment.’’
Steven, aged 29 years, has previously cycled [half] the 150 km Otago Central Rail Trail, and occasionally mountain bikes.
He is a little out of shape but determined to train hard.
Both teams are looking for a Taupo¯ District-based reader or listener to join their team.
‘‘MORE FM listeners are very active, energetic, clever and willing and able to anything. I know that person is out there, and I need you,’’ Leiataua said.
‘‘If you’re keen, have your own bike, want to take on 40k’s, we’ve got the entry fee sorted.’’
Steven said Taupo¯ Times readers were known to be determined and competitive
‘‘I’ve no doubt someone out there will seize the opportunity to take part in the Cycle Challenge. ‘‘Go on. Give it a go.’’ * Keen to take part in the ‘‘Fun 40’’? We’ll provide a training plan, the entry fee and heaps of support; you’ll only need your own bike. Email your name, phone number and a few sentences about yourself to email@example.com, with ‘Fun 40’ in the subject line. Visit cyclechallenge.com for all the events.
Andrew Leiataua, MORE FM breakfast host, and Robert Steven from the Taupo Times are going head-to-head in this year’s Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.