started the classic New Zealand Cycling magazine,
the first issue being May 1965, running in this format and editorial
management until April 1968.
This was the only NZ cycling magazine on the market since the
demise of "New Zealand Cycling Review" 1949-52.
like myself, without them great swaths of our local
racing history would have been lost.
cycling collection, John Peoples personal bound volumes
of New Zealand Cycling magazine.
Peoples rode two final Dulux Six day tours in 1968 and 1970.
During October 1967 Peoples rode a epic ride to smash the
Auckland to Wellington record by nearly two hours, taking
26 hours 44 minutes, 32 second for the ride.
If that record isn't impressive enough by itself, then take into
account that Peoples rode into 'near gale'
rain, hail and sleet, at one time even snow over
the last 200 miles, sometimes the wind so strong it almost brought
him to a standstill. Apparently it was the coldest Labour day in
Wellington in 20 years.
record ride 1967.
but a big smile on Johns face.
the great era of amateur sportsmen and Woman has
something special about it, a little something lost in the
modern professional era.
Maybe something of it's purity of spirit?