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Meet our team

Reliability - the key to our experienced team

Whether you are talking to our office team or our workshop staff, everyone at Trail Journeys is committed to providing you with the best possible cycling experience. 

Our staff has excellent local knowledge and all are adventurers at heart, so we know what you are seeking out of your experience. We are here first and foremost to help you experience the most out of your time in New Zealand's beautiful and historic Central Otago region.

  • Sandra McKenzie

    Sandra is the reliable cornerstone of our Middlemarch branch. She leads our Trade bookings & guided tours. She enjoys creating personalised cycling adventures for our clients and is happy to meet our visitors when they finish their tours. In her spare time Sandra helps on their deer farm, loves travelling and spending time with her sons.

  • Claire Seaton

    Claire plays an integral and jovial part in the day to day running of the Middlemarch Depot. She effortlessly gets people onto the trail and helps to check them in with a smile and a bit of banter when they finish in Middlemarch. She puts itineraries together and loves her drives to the train at Pukerangi. In her spare time she is an experienced Line dancing teacher. She enjoys social cycling and taking her dog for a walk.

  • Hannah Chambers

    Hannah is our tenacious and longest serving staff member at Trail Journeys. She takes care of all our logistics and makes sure that all visitors to the trail receive their baggage transfers in a perfect and timely fashion. She manages day to day operations at Trail Journeys, making sure visitor transfers and bags are managed to perfection. She plays netball and helps in the local community. She is always keen to get out and about with her young family to enjoy what this wonderful area has to offer.

  • Pippa Wellstead

    Pippa is a people’s person with 15 years of experience in Tourism. She trained in the UK and has spent time sailing around Fiji, Vanuata, Tonga and NZ. With her great passion for people she creates bookings in such a way that they experience their best ride on the trail. Pippa set up the Good Life Trust to help young people with disabilities in Central Otago. She is family orientated and loves being outdoors. She says it’s her privilege to be living in what she considers to be the best part of New Zealand.

  • Jo Woodside

    Jo is very organised and can be found in the office on the phone and answering e-mails as she is busy with the thorough planning of cycle tours. She enjoys the interaction and loves to help create unforgettable adventures on the trail. When she’s not at work one can find her outdoors mountain biking with her family and friends, tramping and exploring the wonderful corners of New Zealand.

  • Alison Halkyard

    Alison is creative and she’s part of our busy summer team. She’s often one of the first people to greet you on the phone or at our office in Clyde. She loves the outdoors, has cycled much of New Zealand’s Cycle Trails and is very knowledgeable and passionate about Central Otago and everything the region has to offer.

  • Simon Stevens

    Simon leads the team with 25 years of experience in management. He is flexible, empathetic and driven. He gets his hands dirty in all departments of the business and thrives on the involvement and interaction with the team and especially clients. He brings his magic touch with technology and his excellent computer skills. Simon loves sailing when time allows.

  • Roger Halkyard

    Roger gives the tender love and care to every bicycle that has been out on the trail. He can be found keeping to himself while very diligently performing delicate bicycle surgery. He is an experienced bike mechanic and has been a keen cyclist for many years, maintaining and fixing his own bikes.

  • Snow Hamilton

    Snow is our funny guy and knows the area extremely well. He loves people and enjoys showing them around while telling all the stories about the local identities and the past. When he is not on tour he is driving, working in the workshop or providing entertainment in the office. Snow’s interests include biking, fishing, golf, horses, curling, caravanning and travel.

     

  • Ian Corder

    Ian loves meeting and engaging with people. You can find him ready to fit you on your bikes, explaining things about the trail and making sure everyone is comfortable. He services and cleans bikes and loves driving all over our beautiful region to ensure that baggage transfers are taken care of. He is a problem solver and no task is too much to ask from Ian. He likes rugby and enjoys cycling to work.



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