If you’re looking for me over the coming 12 months don’t try the beach, a coffee shop or a club. I’ll be on the road, cycling.
I’ve accepted a commission from the bike-crazy and hugely knowledgeable guys in Aus (Bicycling Australia) to write the Where to Ride Auckland guide.
Just to be clear, this is not armchair cycling, or ‘watch-the-tv-from-my-windtrainer’ cycling. This is ‘get out there, map the route, ride the route, GPS the route, photograph the route’ cycling. What fun! Even with the occasional Auckland downpour.
If you are travelling to a new city and want to cycle while you’re there Bicycling Australia really does have a huge range of titles mapping both chilled out and more (ahem), challenging routes. It’s mainly covered Australia to date, but guides for the States and London are in the pipeline (and of course, Auckland – did I mention Auckland?). You can check out what they’re all about here: Where to Ride.
The guide I’ll be authoring is Auckland-wide so if you have any favourite routes you think should definitely be included, add them to this post and I’ll get right on it. Similarly, if you want to join one of the rides to make sure your feedback is considered, let me know. I have to cover the whole range from easy to difficult so there’s an experience for everyone. Happy cycling!