The Long Way to the Pub – a 112km Mountain Bike Ride to Get There

Much like the run to the Airport this started as an idea on holiday. Karl mentioned he had always wanted to ride from his house, over the Rail Trail and around the coast back to Wainui.

I added in that it would be cool to ride a bit further to the pub in Petone to finish off with a beer (half serious/half joking) and the plan was complete.

On December 28th, after a very bad nights sleep, I woke up at 4:30, made myself porridge and coffee while I packed my bag.

We set off from Karls House just after 6am, and arrived at the Sprig and Fern Tavern just under 8 hours and 112km later.

Here is some of the highlights.

Check it out on Strava here.