1) Cyclepath on the way into Christchurch
2) Home Lea B&B in Christchurch
Todays ride was almost a repeat in reverse of the ride out to Akaroa. However instead of riding up the main road to cross the big 1500ft pass at Hilltop I took a side road from Duvachelle to the Summit Road. 3 cars passed either way in 45 minutes of climbing. From Hilltop there was a long fast descent to Little River and an elevenses stop at a cafe
The rest of the ride was now flat and I had a Carrot Cake stop at a cafe at Taikapu near Lincoln.
Coming into Christchurch it was notable how cycle friendly it was with thought given to the cyclist in road design. There were long stretches of wide cyclepath with car parking on the left so there was no problem of cars parked on the bike lane.
I got to the B & B early at 4.00 to give plenty of time to box up the bike ready for my flight to Sydney tomorrow.
Distance for the ride was 50.9 miles with 2677ft of climb.Average grade was 8% and average speed 9.5 mph with riding time of 5 hours 14 mins