Bike It Now!
Questions & Answers with Fletch (Kathryn Fletcher) a Director from Bike It Now!
1. What has inspired you to run your business in Central Otago?
It is where we all have chosen to make our homes, Clyde in particular is super proactive with a supportive community for businesses wanting to operate 7 days a week. The list goes on – climate, food, wine, the people, the opportunities for future growth etc
2. Why have you chosen to support the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust?
It is the umbrella organisation that has initiated and developed the Otago Central Rail Trail in tandem with the Department Of Conservation. It is a key stakeholder in a very successful Cycle Trail.
3. What is something special you do you for your rail trail visitors?
We sit down over a coffee at a local café and go through their itineraries, giving hints and tips – this great as they are right in front of us and they are on holiday. We have a regular transfer to and from Queenstown 3 times a day, allows for super flexibility re starting and finishing the trail. We include the OCRT Passport in all multi day trips, so they all have a great momento and they have contributed to the ongoing costs of the Trail, key in this day and age.
4. How long have you been operating your business along the trail?
We started in September 2013
5. What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Meeting and spending time with the clients that we have created personalised itineraries for. Our working environment is great, lots of laughs and everybody is not scared of a little hard work.
6. Any tips for people thinking about planning a trip on the Otago Central Rail Trail?
Plan early, if confused or unsure just ring and ask as it can save a number of emails and provide instant clarity. Do not be afraid of the winter it is awesome!
More about Bike It Now!
Bike It Now! is based in Historic Clyde, Central Otago. A Qualmarked Cycle company with a large Cycle retail and Cycle tour business. Our expertise on the Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge, Clutha Gold, Queenstown and Alps to Ocean Cycle trails is well recognised. Tours can run from half day to 7 days and are self-guided or fully supported. All tours are personalised. We focus on flexibility, the personal touch and making the client’s job as “stressfree” as possible. Bike It Now! are experts in arranging full cycle itineraries including; all transfers (incl. ex. Queenstown), cycle and equipment hire (including electric bikes), accommodation, luggage transfers. We are Trek Australasia’s #1 bike hire operator, and have been in the forefront of Electric Bike retail and Electric Bike hire since February 2014. Our team prides itself on being cycle specialists, delivering premium customer service, superior knowledge and skill to our clients. Open 7 days a week year round – “We are all about you!”