The Amberley Area Cycle Trail project, led by the Hurunui Trails Trust links the communities of Amberley, Leithfield and their beach townships, as well as providing safe and accessible cycle/pathways for recreational use. Ground Effect liked the sound of that, and helped fund the signs for the first leg of the trail linking Leithfield Village to Amberley.
For a good loop ride, head from Amberley via the new Amberley Area Cycle Trail to Leithfield, then left under SH One, down the Kowai Track, right at the beach and along the track to Leithfield Beach, then back up the road to Pukeko Junction for a coffee, returning via the village to cross the Kowai Riverbed again.
The project comes under the umbrella of the Hurunui Trails Trust which aims to put in place walking and cycling tracks throughout the Hurunui. You can also check out the the Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail, the Cheviot Area Trails and the Hurunui Heartland Cycle Ride.