Cheviot on two wheelsOvernight, Cheviot has gone from a thriving town, well known for its cafes, quality produce and dare I say, public toilets, to a town 'at the end of the line'. Traffic has come to a grinding halt since last Monday's devastating earthquakes that closed State Highway 1 through to Kaikoura.
But there is a silver lining - if you are a cyclist!
Kilometres of beautiful, scenic road are open for biking business - no trucks, no campervans, and very few cars! What you will find is loads of magnificent scenery, dramatic coastline and a small town with a plethora of cafes to imbibe your favourite brew. Lycra accepted.
From Waipara Junction, you will experience what New Zealand roads used to be like before we wore helmets. There is an outrageously good coastal circuit of about 35 km of sealed road from Cheviot that follows the coast around Gore Bay and Port Robinson, and returns along the highway without any danger of a six truck convoy on your tail.
Tell your friends - it’s never been better for two wheels!