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.
Classic New Zealand Road Ridesby Jonathon Kennett & Kieran Turner is a good guide book for all you road cyclists out there. When Ann & I went on holiday early in March, we took our bikes (pedal kind) with us, along with this book. Wherever we were, we found that we were consulting this book regularly for good and interesting places to ride. - Peter
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.