For the October school holidays, Stu Waddel from
Licence to Ride planned a beauty: take a Britz 4-berth campervan, with a bike rack, two adults and two girls (aged 4 and 5) and explore the South Island. They added their quiver of bikes: a single speed with attachable bike trailer, a classic mountain bike from the early 2000s, a pink flower bike suitable for a 5-year-old girl and a balance bike to ensure their youngest wasn’t missing out.
The family quickly learnt the secret to campervan travelling is that plans often need to change. They'd hoped to check out the west coast, but rain was forecast all week, so instead they opted for a run from Christchurch to the Catlins, down the east coast.