Down on the farm
Tour de Wakatipu 2012
Chard Farm has just hosted a hugely successful Tour de Wakatipu mountain bike race. Over 720 riders enjoyed the great track and amazing weather on the day. The mini wine and food festival at the winery topped it all off - spectators and riders basked in the cruisy music from Beach (local duo Jessie Coutts and Mathurin Molgat). The caliber of riders this year was very high with multi sportler Dougal Alan (2nd 2012 Coast to Coast) taking the mens open title and local speedster Kate Fluker winning the womens open. The TDW is becoming one of the favourites on the annual NZ mountain bike calendar. We are looking forward to next years event already which is going to incorporate some of the new Wakatipu Trails - bring it on .
Dougal Alan - winner mens open title
Kate Fluker - winner womens open title