A cycling outing2019 10 13 great taste trail

Wakefield to Kohatu and back, cycling the Great Taste Trail

Sunday 13 October 2019

20 wheels spun their way along the Great Taste Trail taking in the newly opened Wakefield to Wai-iti section.

After the uphill stretch from the Belgrove Tavern to the Spooners Tunnel, a breather was welcome beside the interesting information board at the tunnel entry. Spooners Tunnel is the southern hemisphere’s longest cyclable or walkable disused railway tunnel at 1.4km long and good headlamps were an advantage going through.

Approaching Kohatu it was very pretty with roadside blossoms and is one of the few sections right alongside the road.

At Flat Rock Café a leisurely lunch was enjoyed before the return, including a blast descending from the tunnel.