March 2020


Our Return to the Real World

Our return to the ‘Real World’ was always going to be rather weird, but with all that is going on  at the moment it’s been even stranger than we could have imagined… Friday 20 – Saturday 21 March 20 – Auckland to Singapore – 8,500km (9hrs) and Singapore to London 11,200km (13:40hrs) We said our […]

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Goodbye Aotearoa – Our New Zealand Round-up

Though our time in New Zealand was cut slightly short we were still there for nearly 3 months and in that time cycled 1,917km on the South Island and 1,334km on the North Island. It is an expensive county and for us it was up there with Norway as one of the most expensive countries […]

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Our adventure comes to an end….

As Coronavirus grips the world, although things are still pretty relaxed in New Zealand we have decided to end our trip a few weeks early and get back to the U.K. while we can.  The uncertainty of whether our flights will be operational in a few weeks time or whether the U.K. border will still […]

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Hills That Keep Giving!

Friday 6 March 20 – Waingaro to Ramarama – 86km I mentioned recently that New Zealand is hilly and it was today that I think all the recent hill-climbing caught up with me. It was a lovely clear chilly day when we set out.  There’s definitely a whiff of Autumn in the air now even […]

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Haka, Hobbits and a wHole lot more…

Sunday 1 March 2020.  Taupo to Rotarua. 87km. We left Irene’s with a mix of feeling: sad to leave yet inspired by our lovely host. Irene is 80 years old and regularly cycles and hikes so that she remains fit enough to go skiing every year.  In fact while we were there she confirmed her […]

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Monday 24 February 20 – Whanganui to Pipiriki – 75km Woke to a cool, but clear day which made a nice change as it has been a bit grey and damp recently. We had an enormous cooked breakfast, compliments of George, and then had to tear ourselves away from the fantastic hospitality we have experienced […]

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