Chances are, you’ll have seen him riding his bike and homemade trailer along the side of the road at some point, often towing mighty bundles of grass and hay over equally impressive distances. Most know him as “Two-Dogs,” few know him by his real name Colin Wilkinson.
It’s a blisteringly hot day in Rangiora when I approach Colin’s block of flats. Straight away I spot his new 3-wheeler parked outside one of the rear units, along with a sizable collection of bicycle parts. I knock on the door and get his neighbour Doug Hulme, who turns out to be their community bike mechanic.