A kiwi track cyclist with an Olympic Dream..

I’m Kirstie Klingenberg (née James) and I am a professional cyclist. I ride for the New Zealand national team on the track and for an American team on the road called The Meteor / Intelligentsia. Growing up I tried many different sports and then stuck with rowing for a fe...
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THE TIMBER TRAIL WINDS THROUGH PUREORA FOREST PARK, ONE OF THE FINEST RAINFORESTS IN THE WORLD. ITS FLORA AND FAUNA OFFER A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO PRIMEVAL NEW ZEALAND AS IT EXISTED THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO....
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The Timber Trail vaults across the Maramataha River on a 140-metre suspension bridge, 53 metres above the water. Crossing in 2015, I paused in the middle, looked down at the water and thought back four years. Two visits to the Timber Trail, two radically different experience...
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SO, IT’S WINTER, THIS GENERALLY MEANS THAT WE AVOID THE OUTDOORS RIGHT? WRONG!  BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THOSE BRISK COOLER MONTHS CAN BE ONE OF THE BEST TIMES TO VIEW THE PLETHORA OF NATURE'S BOUNTY. FROM SNOW CLAD MOUNTAIN TOPS, TO OVERGROWN AND BULGING WATER SYSTEMS, THE...
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I recently rode the Timber Trail as a two-day section of my two-and-a half-month tour of Aotearoa. It was a breath of fresh air – an escape to the backcountry of Pureora Forest Park. It was a place to appreciate aspects of this incredibly diverse landscape without the...
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Tourism operators who have benefited from development of the Timber Trail in Pureora forest park are keen to see it chosen as one of New Zealand’s new great walks currently being considered by the Department of Conservation (DOC).A shortlist of seven candidates was announc...
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A ride she'll never forget!

CAROLIN HERFORTH, A MOUNTAIN BIKING BLOGGER FROM GERMANY, RODE THE TIMBER TRAIL IN EARLY 2018. FROM THE FOREST AND FLOWING TRAILS THROUGH TO THE FANTASTIC TIMBER TRAIL LODGE, IT WAS A RIDE SHE WILL NEVER FORGET. If you are contemplating mountain biking or even hiking in New ...
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The Timber Trail is popular for the wonderful mix of native and exotic forest it passes through. However, the trail’s amazing bridges – including the longest and highest on the New Zealand Cycle Trail – have become as much of a drawcard. Straddling mountain ranges...
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