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Green MPs Kevin Hague & Julie Anne Genter to race Taupo

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Green MPs Kevin Hague & Julie Anne Genter to race Taupo

Green Party MPs Kevin Hague and Julie Anne Genter will race this weekend with over 10,000 other competitors in the 2012 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

Mr Hague will ride the entire 160 km around the Lake while Ms Genter will ride the final 40 km as a member of the ‘Green Team’ made up of Green Party staff.

“This is my first time taking on the full circuit,” said Green MP and New Zealand Cycle Trail representative, Kevin Hague.

“I’m expecting to get around the Lake in six-to-seven hours, well off the race pace, but I’ll be loving nearly every minute of the ride.

“What I especially like about the race is the huge level of participation from cyclists of all kinds, many who will pass me by on Saturday.

“The Taupo event shows how fun and accessible jumping on a bicycle is with big health benefits to boot.

“The event is also a huge boon for the local economy of Taupo,” said Mr Hague.

Mr Hague is partnering with the National Government to roll out the New Zealand Cycle Trail as part of a cooperation agreement between the two parties this term. The Cycle Trail includes 19 Great Rides and hundreds of kilometres of on-road rides.

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