After six years living in London, New Zealanders Emma Philpott and Justin Hewitt decided to pack up everything and cycle back home.
From Paul Hayes, NZ Blood Service:
Two French cyclists have travelled more than 18,000 kilometres around the world to encourage more New Zealanders to "get on their bike" and donate blood.
Global blood donation ambassadors Julien Leblay and Marion Dumas will begin their final leg of a 20-month cycle journey to promote blood donation in Dunedin on Thursday (5 January). They will then cycle the South and North Islands before concluding their 21,000 kilometre, half-world tour in Auckland in February.
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The first cycle touring routes under Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) will be opened this month.
The cycle routes will be the first in a series of new cycle rides, comprising of largely on-road cycle routes around New Zealand.
The Ministry of Economic Development is planning to expand the New Zealand Cycle Trail.
It intends to add a number of back country routes to the 18 predominantly off-road trails being built.
The first expansion ride will be on State Highway 43, known as the Forgotten Highway, which runs through the King Country and Taranaki.
Ministry of Economic Development spokesperson Sarah Berry says other routes will follow.
Documenting the ride from Central Otago to Picton to get to Wellington for the 2010 CAN Do, and reporting what it's like touring on our main highways.
In a world where many strive for outstanding achievements, there are still only a few who have cycled around the world.
Petro Lubben, however, lives on his bicycle and has been cycling around the world for 24 years. Since leaving his home town in Germany, Lubben has cycled across 38 countries.
In his shorts and sleeveless shirt, wearing a black headband and black goggles, Petro has the defiant look of a crazy pop star, not a polished cyclist.
Here's resources on cycle touring in New Zealand:
helpful documents relating to cycle touring
These three documents seem rather relevant given the recent enthusiasm from the Government for cycleways, together with the Freeway Zero project that CAN is involved in!