Stylish in Wedges on Bikes
Gretchen Bunny, 32, owner of Martinborough company March Hare Cycling, which rents bikes to visitors eager to explore the cluster of wineries in this section of the Wairarapa Wine Trail, has a simple rule for those wanting to use her bikes, and that’s no Lycra allowed. “Lycra is discouraged, and wedges are firmly encouraged,” Bunny says. “It’s all about looking good during your day visiting the wineries.” There’s only a short distance between the 45 wineries and the roads are quiet. We have joined her for an afternoon of eating and drinking on her popular Picnic & Pedal offering. “I pack a hamper of goodies — cheese, bread, chutney, olives — making it as local as I can, and provide a map with the wineries marked,” she says.