“ Know why you are riding the TA, because during the 3000kms / up to 30 days of riding, you will have many reasons to ask yourself this question!”
That’s sage advice from cycle supremo and ‘inventor’ of the 3000km Tour of Aotearoa route which traverses NZ from Cape Reinga to Bluff.
On February 21st, younger brother Mark and I start with the 5th wave of the tour – along with 100 others. These waves start daily until all 1010 riders get underway. The fastest will finish in 10 days, while everyone else will be seeking to finish within the allotted 30 days. The only other ‘rule’ is that riders must stop for at least 6 hours a day.