I first met Nigel when we were both involved in Hot Air Ballooning in Christchurch. Nigel is a qualified Balloon Pilot and I worked many times as his ground crew and chase vehicle driver. Like my other friends, Nigel has a real attraction for adventure and business. For a few years now, he has run a Motorbike Tour Company out of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand. Christchurch in recent years has become infamous for the devastating earthquakes, especially Feb 2011. I was there through it all back then as well but have since moved to the far north of New Zealand. Anyway Nigel rode it out and now has a very successful business that allows people to either hire a bike and take off on their own or join one of his fully organised tours around the picturesque South Island. The thing about the South Island is you get really open roads and amazing scenery as you ride along. But wait theres more 🙂 Nigel does not hire just your ordinary bikes; he has iconic bikes in mint condition from days gone by. You know the bikes when you were younger you wished you could afford. He covers all the main brands from BMW to Yamaha with a bike to suit any rider. I haven’t been back down to Chch for a while, but when I do, a cruise on one of Nigel’s bikes is at the top of my list.