Introducing Craig Wilson
We love nothing more than to meet our trail users and find out what they love about the Queenstown Trail. Meet Craig Wilson, who looks after marketing and partnerships for the New Zealand Cycle Trail (the collection of 22 Great Rides around the country). Craig was recently in Queenstown hosting a partner workshop for us and we caught up with him afterwards zipping along on an e-bike supplied by the wonderful Chargeabout.
WHO? Craig Wilson looks after marketing and partnerships for the New Zealand Cycle Trail (the collection of 22 Great Rides around the country). I’m really lucky to work with the many tourism operators supporting the Great Rides by offering everything from bike hire to shuttles and accommodation. So I get to hear about amazing new products then help promote them. I just wish I had the time to spend sampling them all……
WHAT BRINGS YOU TO THE QUEENSTOWN TRAIL? I visited Queenstown to take part in a product development workshop run by the Queenstown Trails Trust providing information to local tourism businesses on how to connect their experiences with the many different types of riders (and some non-riders) who want to get out on our cycle trails. The weather was perfect for a ride after the workshop so, after all the talk of biking around Queenstown, I just had to get out into the sunshine.
WHICH TRAIL? I rode out to Kelvin Heights Golf Course for a late lunch and back into town – it was a perfect day to take photos of some amazing sculptures (I think this one photographed is the largest sculpture on any of our Great Rides).
BEST BITS? I loved the trail around the Frankton Arm from Kelvin Heights Golf Course into town. Just wish I have time to ride to Arrowtown too.
WHAT ARE YOU RIDING? A very cool Moustache e-bike from Chargeabout – talk about making the journey easy. And you can still ride without pedal assist to get the heart rate up then turn on the power after eating too much lunch!
FAVOURITE QUEENSTOWN TRACK? Any part of the trail that gets you close to a rocky outcrop or a view point – the views all around the basin are breathtaking. I just need to come back for more……
Thanks Craig and be sure to come back and see us again soon. If you'd like to feature in #talesfromthetrail get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.