Famous mountain biking brothers Paul and Jonathan Kennett were in Duntroon last week to help promote their new ebook and to experience more of the Alps2Ocean Cycle trail.
While in Duntroon, they stayed at the Kowhai Cottage, along with Alps2Ocean construction worker Hamish Seaton.
The brothers are well-known in New Zealand for their books and exploits about mountain biking.
Jonathan Bennett said it was a fantastic chance to see some of the work on the Alps2 Ocean Trail.
“My brother Paul and I were really impressed with the quality of the tracks in the Waitaki area. They have fantastic scenery and so much to offer the public.”
The area of track Paul and Jonathan Kennett enjoyed the most was the 13km stretch between Otematata and Sailor’s Cutting.
‘It was truly awesome. The track was just finished and the views were stunning. Other than a slight problem with a few of the drains where puddles have emerged, everything else was awesome.”
The ebook is about various biking trails throughout New Zealand that the Kennetts have cycled.
“One major part I enjoyed was the new track through the park and out to Weston. That’s a dangerous road and we loved how it’s now much safer and well off the road.”
The brothers also have a book called Cycle Trails which is currently number one in New Zealand at Whitcoulls.
Meanwhile, Katrina Moffat, the owner of Kowhai cottage, said it was an honour to have the Kennetts come and stay and she was confident they would return soon.
By BRAYDEN LINDSAY