People of Wellington - Stuart Cunningham

Born and raised in Wellington, Stuart Cunningham has learned to love the mountain bike trails the city has to offer. 

“Biking through the native forest is the best. The birdlife is incredible and combined with the jungle trails, it a great experience.”

He likes cycling here so much that he recently returned from Australia to co-open Get Lost Cycling, on Elizabeth St in Mt Victoria, with Koen Greven.

Stuart would like to see the overarching issues addressed regarding the relationship between cyclists and motorists. Starting with early age education about cycling and its benefits. 

He suggests the Government make cycling education part of the driver's license exam, and to offer subsidies on e-bikes to incentivize cycling.

His message to potential cyclists in Wellington: “Take the plunge, you’ll never look back.”


By Matt Lorah