Author(s): Jonathan Kennett
The first edition of Classic New Zealand Road Rides is an invaluable guide to the sport and recreation of road riding. It includes information how to get started, such as buying a bike, setting it up, and going on your first ride. For more ambitious riders, there are sections on training and racing, including nutrition and safety.
New Zealand has seen a strong growth in road cycling since 2004 when Sarah Ulmer won Olympic Gold. Clubs and road races are booming and cycling is now referred to as 'the new golf'. The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has over 11,000 riders and is the largest road ride event in the Southern Hemisphere.
Kieran Turner - CEO of BikeNZ and a road cycling enthusiast for many years
Jonathan Kennett - author of the best selling Classic New Zealand Mountain Bike Rides and four biographies on Kiwi road cycling legends including Tino Tabak: Dreams and Demons.