‘You can stare at a map for hours, trying to envisage the terrain and surroundings it describes; you might even get an idea what the place looks like, but you will have absolutely no idea what it’s like to ride, lug and shunt a loaded bike through, until you go do it.’
In August 2015, Dunc Wilson became the first person to circumnavigate New Zealand on a bike. This 10,940km journey followed one rule: cycle the closest available route to the coastline.
The Big Loop candidly details Wilson’s 240-day cycling adventure, through native bush, ragged coastlines, farm stations and more – demonstrating how acquainting oneself with our country is best achieved under 100km/h. Includes 32 pages of colour photography capturing Dunc’s incredible journey!