It was a case of hello pork pie for Mark Richards, of Clarks Beach near Pukekohe, and his cycling mate Larry Paterson late last week when the two set off on a ride over the Rimutaka Incline from Kaitoke.

The pair came across a sight they had certainly not been expecting, and took the opportunity to photograph it.

A hunter with a team of pig dogs in tow was wheeling out a hefty pig the dogs had bailed up and which had been dispatched -- on a bicycle.

Mr Richards said the scene had added a new dimension to the cycle trip over the old incline but in his enthusiasm to capture the moment on film he forgot to get the hunter's name.

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He did, however, ascertain the pig had weighed in at about 90kg.