WATCH: Check out the new Glendhu Bike Park

Image: Cam Mackenzie (@CamMackenziePhotos)

It’s the kind of ride dreams are made of –untouched dirt in the Southern Alps of New Zealand on trails that flow like mountain runoff. Speed, agility, and flow intersect at every corner, peeling your eyelids back and plastering a grin across your dusty mug. 

For some, rides like this are few and far between, and the moment is fleeting. Blink and it's gone. 

Sam Blenkinsop was lucky enough to find himself in the middle of one while christening the Glendhu Bike Park, just outside Wanaka, New Zealand –and the crew from HUNT Cinema was there to capture his first tracks aboard the 2020 Sight. 

Bicycling Australia

Here is the latest cycling news from Australia and around the world, plus an offer for you to receive a free RidePac wallet + invite to join our weekly virtual training ride on Zwift.

Mobile phone, credit card, ID, cash and cycling … it’s always a juggle isn’t it. Ask 10 ten riders and you’ll probably get 10 different opinions on how best to carry those ‘don’t leave home’ essentials when out on the bike.

During the previous nationwide lockdown the sport of cycling enjoyed boom times with local bike shops reporting some of their busiest periods ever. Bike shops will remain open and again are expected to be extremely busy.