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Hall of Fame

Tour Aotearoa Hall of Fame

Many cyclists, young and old, male and female have finished the Tour Aotearoa, one of the world’s great cycling routes. They all cycled 3,000 km from Cape Reinga to Bluff and passed the 30 photo checkpoints.


“The Tour was amazing. At 59, I didn’t realise I had more to learn about myself.”
- Kevin Searle, Christchurch

“Tour Aotearoa was an awesome adventure. This entire thing was a thrill, and I am so stoked to have been part of it. It’s the best thing I’ve done on a bike.”
- Anja McDonald, Nelson


You record of the 30 photo checkpoints is your ticket to the Hall of Fame. Send an overview to Jonathan Kennett and he will make sure you will end up in the Tour Aotearoa Hall of Fame:


Adam 
Kiem
Adam 
Lee 
Adam 
McDonald
Alex
Grigg
Andre 
Galbraith
Andrew
McLellan
Andrew
Scott
Andy
Ross
Andy 
Beale
Andy 
King
Andy 
Lawrence
Andy 
Ward
Angela
Leichsenring
Anja
Mcdonald
Anka
Martin
Ashton
Witney
Barryn
Westfield
Bernice
Lepper
Bill
Brierley
Blair
Mackinnon
Bob (Robert)
Earl
Brenda (Bob)
Clapp
Brendon
Pheasant
Brett
Fisher
Brett
Herdman
Brett
Whiteley
Brian
Fisher
Brian
Wolfman
Bryan
Prestidge
Bryce
Lorcet
Carl
van den Heuvel
Carol
Tweed
Chris
Andrews
Chris
Burr
Chris
Charles
Chris
Tennant-Brown
Christian
Williams
Christien
Smeja
Cliff
Clermont
Corrine
O’Connell
Craig
McGregor
Craig
Moss
Craig
Phillips
Dale
Lopez
Damian
Cooper
Damianna
Day
Dane 
Roberts
Daniel
Hunt
Darren
Tatom
Darron
Burns
Dave
Rudge
Dave 
Ryan
David
Butler
David
Connor
David
Cooper
David
Groom
Dean
Penny
Debbie
Chambers
Dianne
Grigg
Dirk
Naish
Emily
Powell
Emma 
McCosh
Evan
Deutsch
Evan
McCarney
Fay
Cunningham
Geoff
Blance
Geoff
Kelly
Ginny
Wood
Glenn
Goodwin
Gordon
Mains
Gordon
Sloane
Graeme
Head
Grant
Edwards
Grant
Fraser
Greg
Galway
Greg
Thurlow
Greg 
Kidd
Hamish
Dalglish
Hamish
Southcott
Hana
Black
Harry 
Watson
Hayden 
Key
Helen
Spring
Henry 
Fisher
Hywel
Bowen
Ian
Craven
Ian
Dephoff
Ian
Huntsman
Ian
Marshall
Ihirangi
Heke
Jack
Swart
Jackson
Foster
Jane
Liddle
Jason
Flood
Jason
Maguiness
Jasper
Van Der Lingen
Jeff
Lyall
Jessie
Rawcliffe
Jill
Clendon
Jo
Hoyle
Joanne
Emmens
Joe
Jagusch
John
Edlin
John
Wilmshurst
Jon 
Keyzer
Jonathan
Kennett
Justin
Dempsey
Karen
Chambers/Le Sueur
Kath 
Kelly
Katherine
Wallace
Kathy
Engelbrecht
Katie
Underwood
Kay
Haarsma
Keith
Payne
Keith 
Sherman
Kelly
Neville
Ken
Bailey
Keri
Barnett
Kevin
Cunniffe
Kevin
McDonald
Kevin
Moginie
Kevin
Searle
Kirsty
Moran
Lee
Maddox
Lee
Rice
Linda
Wensley
Louise
George
Luke
Thomson
Malcolm
Hughes
Malcolm
Johnstone
Margaret
Leyland (Peg)
Marilyn
Northcotte
Mark
Samson
Mark
Taylor
Mark
Walker
Marquita
Gelderman
Martin
North
Matt
Gerstenberger
Matt
Quirk
Matthew
Dewes
Matthew
Hughes
Matthew
Peploe
Matty
Graham
Mckayla
Holloway
Michael
Jones
Michael
Sidey
Michael 
McCort
Mike
Brien
Mike
Dann
Miriam
Jones
Mitchell
Potter
Mondo
Kopua
Nathan
Livingstone
Nathan
Mawkes
Nathan
Versey
Neil
Taylor
Ness
Smith
Nev
George
Nick
Armstrong 
Nick 
Hutton
Nils
Van der Heide
Oliver
Whalley
Olly
Manson
Pat
Hogan
Paul
Ash
Paul
Browne
Paul
Smith
Paul 
Roigard
Peter
Brooking
Peter
Maindonald
Phil
Shoemack
Quenton
Oates
Rachael 
Cowie
Richard
Sidey
Richard
Steane
Richard 
Harding
Rickie
Cotter
Rob
Davidson
Rolf
Moser
Ross
Cheesman
Ross
Friedrich
Ross
Watson
Russell
Allen
Russell
Shanks
Sacha
Elmiger
Sam
Jones
Scott
Dunavan
Scott
Emmens
Scott
Johnson
Scott
McGill
Sean
Duggan
Seb
Dunne
Seth
Lancaster
Shannon 
Turner
Sheila 
Hart
Shelley
Friedrich
Sier
Vermunt
Simon
Carroll
Spencer
Glidden
Stephen
Alder
Steve
Bilton
Steve
Crackel
Steve
Schmalz
Steve 
Scott
Steven
MacLeod
Stu
Smith
Stu 
Bailey
Suzy
Ruddenklau
Tamsin
Dovell
Thomas
Crowley
Tim
Hodkinson
Tom
Burleigh
Tom
Willard
Tony
Le Sueur
Trevor
Woodward
Walter
Brumniach
Wendy
Riach
William 
King
Zach
Hellbilly Huff

Special Mentions


  • Mike ‘the scout’ Brien was the first rider to complete the Tour Aotearoa.
  • Peter Maindonald did the Tour Aotearoa twice – Bluff to Cape Reinga and back to Bluff!
  • Steve Halligan pulled out because of knee injury but went back and completed it a couple of months later. Well done.
  • There were several single speeds, but only Paul Smith completed on fixie.
  • The youngest rider in 2016 was 21-year-old Ashton Whitney from Auckland.
  • Zach Hellbilly Huff from Alaska celebrated at the top of the major hills with a beer.