Roy Sinclair

Roy Sinclair is an unrepentant traveller with notepad and camera at the ready. Favourite subjects: people and places with an eye for the quirky or unusual. Preferred transportation: rail or bicycle, through several European countries, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

Leaving school with no formal qualifications, Roy was inspired by the late Gordon Troup - one of New Zealand's foremost teachers and rail devotees. He was also inspired by the early collaborations of photographer Brian Brake and writer Maurice Shadbolt in their 1963 work New Zealand Gift of the Sea.
A career highlight was working as a reporter and photographer for The Press newspaper. He is author of 12 New Zealand book titles. These days he works part-time as promotions officer on the Christchurch Tramway, and freelance travel writer and photographer.
In 2007 Roy released his book, Pedal Power, great bicycle journeys, in which he recounts experiences of discovering the world by pedal power (a section has been read on radio.)
He has a lengthy travel wish list. Recent adventures include cycling through the Viking Scandinavian countries, and the southern forests of Western Australia.
He has an extensive photo image library of his travels.

Roy Writes For:
  • SilverKris
  • Chill Adventures
  • The Press
  • Gekkan NZ
  • Trailblazer Guides (UK)
  • Older and Bolder
  • New Zealand Woman's Weekly
  • New Zealand Geographic
  • Heritage Matters
  • Latitude
Books by Roy Sinclair:
  • Pedal Power, Great Bicycle Journeys
    (Published by Random House)
  • Route 6, A classic South Island Bike Ride
    (Published by New Holland)
  • Christchurch from the Tram
    (Published by New Holland)
  • Southern Journeys; South Island People And Places
    (Published by Random House)
  • TranzAlpine New Zealand
    (Published by Grantham House)