A Rural Oasis

The Gentle Cycling Company is sited in a rural oasis in Stoke, a sleepy suburb just 15 minutes by car from the center of Nelson. We share a site with Nikau Gardens, a native plant nursery. The established trees are a great addition to our environment here. Our building is an old farm shed, built when this area of Stoke was still agricultural.

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A reason to cycle gently

Call me romantic, but gentle cycling that includes visiting hidden treasures tucked away in quiet rural locations (the prettier the better) gives me just the reason I need to get out and about.  Add in a country pub for afters and I’m a very happy cyclist. This rural Nelson church is a real beauty and ticks all the boxes.  The wooden interior is unpainted and it has a staircase leading up to a tiny balcony, which provides access for the bell-puller. It’s hard to ignore the temptation to pull on that rope.

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