Fun biking group grows

A weekly biking group that started with just four Tamahere residents has blossomed and become something of an addiction for up to 30 regulars.

Named for the day of the ride, the Tamahere Friday Cycling group started by locals Gail and Mark Blackwell now regularly fields at least 20 cyclists for the weekly 30km ride.

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In donkey doo-doo on Silk Rd

“It was during the fourth roadside squat, this time in a fetid ditch next to a donkey paddock, as the sun scorched the back of my neck that I thought “this was not what I had in mind.””

But that was the reality for Tamahere journalist Isobel Ewing this week, as she relates on her blog, as she cycles the ancient Silk Road, an ancient trading route that stretches from China to the Mediterranean.

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