Saturday, 11 May 2013
Redemption for Hubbard
It was redemption today for Tom Hubbard from the Homestyle Cycling Team as he won the third round of the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series, the 133 kilometre the Parry Field Lawyers-Ocean Ridge Classic.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Impressive women's field largest ever for third round of a Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series
Touring professional and multiple world championship medal winner Linda Villumsen, Olympian Lauren Ellis and Sophie Williamson, who has signed with US based women’s pro team Vanderkitten, head the largest women’s field ever assembled for a Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series round on Saturday, the Parry Field Lawyers-Ocean Ridge Classic.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Mum's have opportunity to travel to France on Sunday
Mum’s get the opportunity to travel to France this Sunday with a special cruise from Lyttelton to Akaroa with Black Cat Cruises.
“We have running this cruise for over 10 years,” Black Cat Cruises Group Operations Manager Paul Milligan said.
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Underwood defends Tour of New Zealand title
Dan Underwood defended his individual Tour of New Zealand title today, beating Tim James in a close and exciting criterium in the shadow of the Beehive in the grounds of Parliament House in Wellington.
Friday, 26 April 2013
James completes North Island domination to set up Wellington finale
While Tim James completed his domination of the North Island in the Tour of New Zealand, defending solo champion Dan Underwood could only manage third today on the South Island’s final stage.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Intriguing battle looms for overall titles in the Tour of New Zealand
An intriguing battle looms between the leading individuals and teams for overall titles as the final stage of the Tour of New Zealand in the North and South Islands takes place tomorrow before the final days racing in Parliament grounds in Wellington on Saturday will decide overall winners.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
James wins fifth stage in a row in the Tour of New Zealand
Tim James won his fifth Tour of New Zealand stage in a row on a day that saw very little changes to the leader boards with two days of racing left before the tour’s exciting final day, a criterium in Parliament grounds in Wellington on Saturday.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Individuals consolidate leads while teams in tight battle at the Tour of New Zealand
While the leading individual riders in the Tour of New Zealand further consolidated their leads, things are tighter at the top of the leader boards in the team’s classification after day four of racing.
Christchurch Boys High School takes leads in Tour of New Zealand
Defending Tour of New Zealand teams champion Christchurch Boys High School moved into the lead on stage three in the South Island today, over taking Pablos Wanaka.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Underwood and James hold onto leads in Tour of New Zealand
Dan Underwood and Tim James built on their solo leads after day two of Tour of New Zealand was completed today.
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Underwood takes early lead in Tour of New Zealand
Dan Underwood began this year’s Tour of New Zealand where he left it last year, in the lead.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Underwood returns to defend Tour of New Zealand title
Dan Underwood, the individual winner of the inaugural Tour of New Zealand last year, is returning from his base in Japan to defend his title.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Johnstone wins Benchmark race
Warmup Cycling’s Lee Johnstone made it two wins in a row winning the second round of Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series, the Tasman Classic, in Nelson on Sunday.
Sunday, 7 April 2013
Davison wins Benchmark race
Full time triathlete Tom Davison (Scotty Browns-Vision Systems) had his best road racing result winning the second round of Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series in Nelson today, the Tasman Classic, with an impressive display of climbing in the last 500 metres.
Friday, 5 April 2013
Evans faces strong field in second round of Benchmark elite Series
Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling series leader Brad Evans will be hoping to repeat last year’s success in Nelson when the second round of the series is held in the region on Sunday.
Monday, 1 April 2013
Cat lovers convention coming to Akaroa
Cat Lovers from around the world will descend on Akaroa in April next year to attend the International Cat Lovers Convention sponsored by leading New Zealand tourism operator Black Cat Cruises.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Ambitious nationwide cycling tour attracts international field
An ambitious eight day nationwide cycling event that starts from both ends of New Zealand next month has competitors flying in from around the world.
Thousands of free Easter eggs up for grabs on Quail Island this weekend
Free Easter eggs are on offer again on Quail Island with Black Cat Cruises this weekend.
It has become a local tradition for the tourism operator to give away thousands of Easter eggs as part of an Easter egg hunt on the Lyttelton Harbour Island every Easter holidays.
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Akaroa welcomes Bottlenose dolphins for first time
The entrance to Akaroa Harbour welcomed a large pod of Bottlenose dolphins for the first time in recent memory today.
Black Cat Cruises skipper Chris Jenkins said that he could not remember there ever being any sightings of Bottlenose dolphins in the area before.
Vink wins Coffee Culture Le Race in impressive fashion
Michael Vink had the perfect send off for his overseas campaign with BikeNZ men's track endurance squad when he rode away from the field to win Le Race in two hours and thirty one minutes today.
Vink leaves for Belgium on Tuesday and showed he is in good form sitting a fast pace up the early climb through the Christchurch suburb of Cashmere and then dominated the final 40 kilometres of racing dropping breakaway companion James Early to win the tough 100 kilometre event for the second time.
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Horgan will have work cut out to retain Le Race title
A strong men’s field will mean Christchurch cyclist Sam Horgan will have a tough job defending his title in the gruelling 100 kilometre Christchurch to Akaroa Le Race on Saturday.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Endless summer welcomes Queen Mary 2 to Akaroa
The endless Kiwi summer welcomed one of the world’s largest cruise ships to Akaroa today.
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Le Race celebrates 15 years
The gruelling iconic 100 kilometre Christchurch to Akaroa Le Race celebrates its fifteenth year on the 23rd of March with Coffee Culture as the event’s new naming rights sponsor.
Sunday, 3 March 2013
Johnstone wins Benchmark masters opener
Lee Johnstone from the Warmup Cycling Team won a large frantic bunch sprint to win the 117 kilometre opening round of the Benchmark Elite masters series in North Canterbury, holding off Justin Sims (Armitage Williams) and Glen Rewi (Kiwi Style Bike Tours), winning in two hours and fifty five minutes.
Saturday, 2 March 2013
Evans wins elite cycling series opener
Otago University student Brad Evans had his best win on the road in the opening round of the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling series in Oxford, winning a sprint finish from Bradley Tuhi and Joseph Chapman.
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Bennett leads men's entries in elite cycling series opener
World Pro Tour rider George Bennett leads the men's elite entries for Saturday's opening round of the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series in Oxford, North Canterbury.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Revamped elite Cycling series kicks off in two weeks
New organisers are excited about the changes they are introducing to New Zealand’s only team based cycle racing series, the Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series that starts in Canterbury on the 2nd of March.
Friday, 11 January 2013
Champion System sponsors Benchmark Homes Cycling Team
Starting at this week’s Calder Stewart National Road Cycling Championships, the Benchmark Homes Cycling Team will be racing in Champion System clothing for the next three years.
Friday, 14 December 2012
Rare dolphin calves good news for future of species
Rare Hector’s dolphin calves spotted in Akaroa Harbour is good news for a species that is on the endangered list.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Shuttlerock launches innovative online solution
An internet software company promising to make it easier to get fresh content and harness social media to add significant value to a company's website is being launched by New Zealanders Jonny Hendriksen and Paul Bingham who are keen to take the concept global.