There is a no more welcome sight than looking down from Jack's Pass on to the township of Hanmer Springs - that is, if you’ve just biked 100kms from Nelson Lakes National Park.
On a beautiful mid February day, 39 riders accompanied by 5 support vehicles, took part in a bi-annual "Rainbow Ride".
It’s named the Rainbow Ride because of the high country station through which the early part of the route travels.
The road traverses an alpine pass, challenging in itself, but it is the rough road and heavy corrugations - along with numerous fords which place most demand on bikes and riders.
So it is, that reaching Hanmer is so welcome. And it's more than just the hot shower to look forward to; new friends to be made at the overnight stay, a great communal breakfast next morning and a valued worship time in the local community church. A not-to-be-forgotten weekend.
The Richmond (Nelson) Action group are most grateful to the support crews for the practical help and encouragement and the many sponsors who contributed donations to Bible Society to help provide Bibles for the South Pacific.
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