In this episode we continue coverage of Tour Te Waipounamu, which we began in Episode 14.

If you’ve listened to Ep 14 you’ll know that the TTW is a bikepacking race between the northern most and southern most points of New Zealand’s South Island. Most of it is thru the mountains and back country, and much is through private land, which is normally inaccessible to the public.

The race starts on February 14, 2021. This episode was recorded 10 days out from the start.

Firstly we catch up with Brian Alder, the race organizer, for some insights into what he been up to through the summer, and what goes into organizing an event.

We also have a brief chat with 4 entrants, Steve Halligan, Georgia Whitla, Hana Black and Ollie Whalley, who we talked to in the earlier episode. We hear how they are feeling less than two weeks from the start, and how their preparation has been going.

You can follow the event in real time at
Instagram:, a UK based site that follows bikepacking races around the world will be providing regular updates and commentary.

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