Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust
Over the past six years, the Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails trust has developed over 170km of family friendly bike trails through Nelson / Richmond, to Kaiteriteri and up to Wakefield, and a 43km mountain bike track through the back of Nelson. Construction continues, and the plan is the trail network will be completed in 2019.
The track encourages safe cycling in the Nelson Tasman area. There are also considerable health benefits around development of cycling as a enjoyable exercise. Tourism too, has benefited with the track providing a different family friendly option for visitors.
The Canterbury Community Trust has provided support to both the track work and administration costs through Special Fund donations totalling $220,000.