Alastair Smith grew up in West Auckland, but escaped before mullet haircuts, black singlets, and V8 Holdens became compulsory. On their 1970’s OE, he and his partner neglected to buy a camper van and instead bought bicycles when they got off the Trans-Siberian in Helsinki, spending the next two years cycling to Greece with a layover in London. Alastair has cycle-commuted for most of his working life in Chicago and London as well as New Zealand, and has ridden for recreation and exploration in numerous countries, from the Arctic Circle to Easter Island. He is involved with Cycle Aware Wellington, CAN (Cycling Advocates Network) and the Great Harbour Way: Te Aranui o Poneke, a continuous cycleway and walkway in development around Wellington Harbour.
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