3 July 2017
Thanks to all who voted for us and a huge thanks to our wonderful sponsors and amazing team of volunteers and staff who make the Avantidrome the place it is!
Pictured: Home of Cycling Chairperson, Susan Paterson with General Manager, Andrew Matheson
who were presented with the award by the NZTA.
Christchurch was named NZ’s Favourite Place to Ride for 2017.
Transport Minister Hon Simon Bridges announced on the 7th June that Christchurch has taken out the inaugural Top Town Award in the NZ Transport Agency’s annual Favourite Places to Ride competition.
Christchurch had some tough competition from Rotorua and Wellington who secured second and third place respectively, but strong support for Christchurch Adventure Park and routes through the Port Hills secured them the top title.
The Category winners for NZ’s Favourite Places to Ride 2017 are:
Urban Ride: Taupo’s Great Lake Walkway
Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail: Otago Central Rail Trail
Off road or adventure ride: Whakarewarewa – The Redwoods, Rotorua
Community facility: Avantidrome, Cambridge