Through the lens at the Macpac Motatapu

A stunning ride from Glendhu Bay Wanaka to Arrowtown through the infamous Motatapu Station... A story in images.

Tim Rush and Kate Fluker took out the individual mountain bike title. Tim’s time an astonishing 2:07:16 and Kate’s 2:24:03. A great day in the valley, check out the images below.

For all the results from the 2017 Macpac Motatapu race, see here.

The overview.

Epic morning

Who are all these people!?


Anxious start

Mark Williams of Wanaka

Getting used to the conditions

HUGE field!

Briefing the athletes

Game time!

Heading for the start gate

Easing into it.

Last checks.

Support crew on the water

Some arrive to the race in style

Photo bombed

Richie @360

One of 360’s main writers and photographers, Richie is a go-getter that is constantly out enjoying the local environment – from surfing the Hawea Wave to snowboarding Treble Cone’s natural pipes.

Richie is an ambassador for the local retail chain Outside Sports, alongside a number of other brands. As a drone pilot and filmer, Richie is also a key member of the creative team at

View posts written by Richie here on 360qw, or check out his personal blog site.

More Articles & News



Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to our articles and news, and receive notifications of new posts by email.