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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:




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.