Three Intrepid Tales From The Road

solo cycling in nzSome cycling inspiration for you today. We love reading about intrepid cyclists and their travels – here are a few of our current favourites:

Friedel and Andrew are two Canadians who’ve pedalled over 30 countries and clocked up more than 60, 000 km on their bikes. Most of that distance was accumulated on a world bike tour between 2006 and 2009, which we’re happy to see included New Zealand! Now with two little ones in tow their cycling adventures tend to be a little closer to home (the Netherlands). Their website is packed full of stories, tips and inspiration and is a great resource for anyone thinking of embarking on a cycle tour:
Travelling Two

Alastair Humphreys left England at the age of 24 to cycle the world. In four years he rode through 60 countries and five continents. His journey took him through Europe and Africa, up the west coast of the Americas, and through Russia, Japan, China and Central Asia. Since that adventure, he’s competed in the gruelling Marathon des Sables, walked across India, and packrafted across Iceland! You can read about his world bike tour here:
http://web.archive.org/web/20051125050733/http://www.roundtheworldbybike.com/default.asp

We wrote about Lotus (pictured above) and her extended cycling tour of New Zealand last year (it’s been one of our most popular newsletters ever). Originally Lotus was only going to cycle for three weeks but she loved the experience so much she ended up pedalling for ten weeks! Read all about her adventures here:
http://www.naturalhigh.co.nz/2015/06/ten-week-solo-cycling/

Inspired to jump on your bike? Maybe you need a new bike? Check out our second hand bike sale page. We’ve got top-brand mountain bikes, hybrids and road bikes available from as little as $250, as well as cycle accessories like panniers and trailers. These are top of the line models that have been well cared for and fully-serviced after every rental. Head here to see what’s currently available:
http://www.naturalhigh.co.nz/biking/used-bikes-for-sale/

Have a great week,
Steve Inns