Green MPs Kevin Hague & Julie Anne Genter to race Taupo
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.
is my first time taking on the full circuit,” said Green
MP and New Zealand Cycle Trail representative, Kevin
“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.
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.
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
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