The TT2000 is brought to you by a band of dedicated motorcyclists and associated family. The event is the brain-child of Mike Hyde, author of three books on long-distance riding "Twisting Throttle Australia", "Twisting Throttle America" and "Twisting Throttle New Zealand", the later showcasing the top 50 motorcycle rides in the land of the long white cloud.
The picture above shows Mike releasing back into the wild a native piece of road kill that was starting to smell in his pannier. "Mrs Mac's pies are a favourite of mine" said Mike, "and all I was doing was trying to recreate them at home using New Zealand's own natural meat products."
The event is now run by a team of volunteers.