Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cambridge, UK
Bikes: Fuji Sunfire, and a hi-ten piece of junk
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If you've got a mountain bike, you can have a lot of fun out at Bottle Lake forest. The council has built a whole rabbit warren of cycling trails through the pine forest along the beach. It's not crazy downhill stuff.
They've also just built a MTB track at MacLean's Island, but it's only a single path so it's less interesting and probably only takes about 40 minutes.
They're building a rail trail ride from the city out towards Little River. I've heard that it's a nice ride and you could do part of that. I think it has a couple of websites (for example www.littleriverrailtrail.co.nz/)
. If you skip a couple of sections you can get on it at Tai Tapu and ride from there.
You can always just go for a ride on the Canterbury plains, they're flat but probably not very interesting.
Keep an eye on the weather. It's absolutely miserable today. It looks like winter is properly here.
Interestingly, I'm just off to Melbourne in 4 days. I'll give you a wave if our planes cross in mid-air.