Craig Pattle is a Rotorua rider who raced mountain bikes and BMX all over the world for more than 10 years. The 34-year-old started riding in the Whakarewarewa Forest more than 20 years ago and mountain biking is his passion.
A soon-to-open $1.3 million BMX track at Waipa is the latest in a number of developments coming to life in the area. The new, world-class track is being built on the corner of State Highway 5 and Waipa Mill Rd
From 1 March 2019, in‐competition use of tramadol will be banned by the UCI across all disciplines. This new regulation, which is being introduced for medical reasons, allows for penalties to be imposed if the rules are broken.
The Waikato is in bike heaven over the coming week with international BMX action at Te Awamutu, the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cambridge and the start of the New Zealand Cycle Classic on the roads of Waipa.