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Christchurch wins `top town to ride' award

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 7/06/2017

Christchurch is New Zealand's favourite place to ride.

The city has taken out the inaugural Top Town Award in NZTA's Favourite Places to Ride competition.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says it was close, with Christchurch just beating Rotorua and Wellington.

"The award follows significant investment from the government and Christchurch City Council in a city-wide urban network that is making Christchurch increasingly cycle-friendly," he said.

The Urban Ride category winner was Taupo's Great Lake Walkway, followed by Wellington's Around the Bays.

The top New Zealand Cycle Trail award went to the Otago Central Rail Trail, with close competition from Old Ghost Road.

The awards were decided by more than 10,000 nominations from around the country.

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