event date: Saturday 28 November 2015
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Prizes and Awards

Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Prizes

Be in to win!

Major spot prizes for the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge are drawn at Prize Giving and you must be present at Prize Giving to claim the prize.  Minor spot prizes are drawn and collected at Registration.

Main Prize Giving: 6pm Saturday 28 November, Tongariro North Domain, Taupo

Major spot prizes, trophies and awards are presented at Prize Giving.

To be eligible for the major spot prizes you must …

1. Enter the event
2. Be present in person at Prize Giving
3. Indicate your presence on the domain within 30 seconds of your number being drawn
4. Provide identification if requested
5. You must be over 16 years of age to be eligible to win the Holden Vehicle, and over 18 years of age to be eligible to win the Forrest Wines Prize Package.

No one can win more than one major spot prize.
There will be a re-draw for any prize not claimed after 30 seconds.

Our Major Spot Prizes for 2014were:

Thanks to our fantastic family of event partners, we had an amazing array of Major Spot Prizes up for grabs in 2014, valued at over $80,000

New Holden Trax LTZ Car – valued at $36,490 (inc. ORC)

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Holden’s stylish Trax LTZ features a strong 1.8 litre engine, six speed automatic transmission, and fantastic features including 18” alloy wheels, Trip Computer, 7” Touch Screen, Cruise Control, Rear Park Assist, Rear Vision Camera and even Heated Front Seats

Sundance Optima Spa Pool – valued at $25,000

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Seating 6-7 adults, the Sundance Optima spa offers unique advanced patented hydrotherapy where you can experience a tailored massage from bold to gentle, spinning to pulsating and swirling, deep tissue and acupressure point – all extremely beneficial post-exercise as well as for relaxation. Highly energy efficient in running costs, the Optima is fully insulated top, bottom and sides meaning you will be paying around $1 a day in power costs. Clear water is ensured through a micro-clean filtration system and UV water treatment meaning no nasty chemical smells. The Optima is a true winner and will be enjoyed for many years.

9 night trip for Two to Ireland – valued at $9,000

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Tourism Ireland , Ride Holidays and Westport Cycle Tours are proud to provide an amazing 9 night tour of Ireland including return Emirates airflights for two, 2 nights in Dublin (twin share), 7 day rental car hire in a mid-sized car, 5 nights B&B vouchers (twin share), plus a 2 night Westport cycle experience with Westport Cycle Tours including 2 nights’ accommodation at Bertra House & a 1 day exploration of the stunning Westport countryside by bike with a local guide. Prize to be used before 31 May 2015. You can also sign up to Tourism Ireland’s bi monthly e-newsletter by clicking here. To view our facebook page click here.

10 day Traillite campervan holiday rental – valued at $5,000

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Traillite are proud to create the finest Motorhomes that help enable lifes simple pleasures and have been creating dream lifestyles since 1954. You’ll get to experience one of their fantastic motorhomes on this 10 day holiday rental.

Seven night Central Otago holiday experience – valued at $4,000

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This wonderful 7 night experience for two adults includes return domestic airfares from Auckland to Queenstown, 2 nights at the Heritage Lake Resort in Cromwell, 1 night at the luxurious boutique accommodation of Olivers Central Otago in Clyde, 1 night at Pitches Store in the historic township of Ophir, 1 night at Wedderburn Cottages in Maniototo and 2 nights at the Lake Roxburgh Lodge in Roxburgh. You’ll also enjoy some of the best experiences the region has to offer. Click here for more details.

2015 MERIDA Ride 3000 Valued at $3299.99

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Merida Ride Carbon 3000 is a comfort oriented road bike with performance features. The ‘Ride’ series makes some gentle adjustments to geometry to ensure maximum comfort, allowing you to spend more time out on the bike. The carbon frame is light, stiff and responsive. It also acts to dampen vibrations coming up through the road, adding to all-round comfort on the bike. A great value bike all-round, and something that will fit into any weekend group ride or big event.

2 x Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Watches valued at $2,150 each

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Tissot’s pioneering spirit is what led to the creation of tactile watches in 1999. Today, it is the first to present a touch-screen watch powered by solar energy, confirming its position as leader in tactile technology in watchmaking. The rays of light on the dial not only allow the Super-LumiNova® indices and hands to glow in the dark but to recharge the watch. It is a very powerful watch in every aspect, offering essential functions for everyday use such as a perpetual calendar with indication of day and week number to keep track of busy schedules, two alarms; one for the week, the other for the weekend, two time zones for holiday trips, weather forecast with relative pressure, altimeter with difference meter, chronograph lap and split with logbook, compass, timer, azimuth, regatta function and backlight. With these you will be geared up for anything that comes your way.
Call 0508 566 300 authorised NZ Tissot retailers. Visit www.tissot.ch or www.gmbwatch.co.nz for further information.

2015 MERIDA BIG NINE 100 Valued at $1499.99

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Merida Big Nine 100 is a lightweight alloy 29er loaded with performance features and the 29er wheel size has the advantage of reduced rolling resistance over rough terrain, which provides easier clearance of obstacles, and general comfort over the trail. These bigger wheels also mean the Big Nine 100 offers a stable, confident ride, that’s perfect for riders new to mountain biking.


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The 10 foot 6 inch Wave Storm SUP is designed for beginners to advanced SUP’ers alike. Our board dimensions provide good stability on water. The foam construction of the board, with its 3 Stringer design is very strong yet light-weight and is easy to transport. There is a Built-In Handle near the center of the topdeck to help carry the board. There is a Fin in the stern for added stability. The length of the Wave Storm Paddle is approximately 82” (208cm).

Other Great Prize Opportunities in 2014 were:

Relay Challenges

Dress up for the chance to WIN with Ultimo !!!
In 2014 Ultimo Clothing are giving away a great prize of $500 worth of Kiwi-made custom cycle clothing.

The Ultimo Best Dressed prize will be for the rider or group of riders with the best overall stand-out clothing – whether it’s colourful, classy, crazy or just plain stand-out from the crowd – dress up to win.

Submit your photo with your entry number to our Facebook page before noon on Saturday the 29th of November or email your photo to sales@ultimoclothing.co.nz.

Ultimo Clothing will then choose the winner and it’ll be announced at Prize Giving at 6pm. So get entered now, and get those thinking caps on about your winning attire.

Forrest Best Team Name

When you enter, be creative with your relay team name, and you could win this years Best Team Name prize of a case of Forrest wine.

Schools Challenge

Prizes for the school with the most participants and the first 4 person student relay team include a trophy, certificates, and a Bike Barn Voucher to a retail value of $300.
Rotary Challenge

Prizes for the Rotary club with the most Rotary participants and the first 4 person relay team include a trophy, certificates, and a case of Forrest Wine.

Club/Groups Challenge

Prizes for the club / group with the most participants and the first 4 person relay team include a trophy, certificates, and a case of Forrest Wine.


*Terms and conditions apply for all above prizes

9 Night trip for two to Ireland

• All entries go into the draw to win 2 return flights to Dublin with Emirates Airlines ex Auckland or Christchurch
• As well as a 9 night visit Ireland land package for 2 people compliments of Tourism Ireland and Westport Cycles, including 2 nights in Dublin (twin share), 7 day rental car hire in a mid-sized car, 5 nights B&B vouchers (twin share), plus a 2 night Westport cycle experience with Westport Cycle Tours including 2 nights’ accommodation at Bertra House & a 1 day exploration of the stunning Westport countryside by bike with a local guide.
• The Emirates airline tickets have been organised by RIDE Holidays Limited. (‘the Promoter”).
• Entry in the competition is deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions.
• The prize does not include airline, airport taxes which are estimated to be $300.00 per person.
• RIDE Holidays / Emirates / House of Travel Wellington normal terms and conditions of travel apply.
• The Tour is non-transferable and can not be redeemed for cash.
• The Tour must be availed between 01 May 2015 and 31 May 2015. There is a minimum 130 days notice is required for booking.
• The Tour is for 2 adults. Any person under the age of 18 who enters and wins must travel with an adult in order to claim the prize.
• The winners are responsible for ensuring they have valid passports and if required visas. The Promoter is happy to assist the winners with this process.
• Employees of the House of Travel Group of Companies and their immediate families are not eligible to win the Tour.
• The winners agree to the use of their name and photograph for publicity and promotional purposes, without compensation, and copyright in any such publication will vest in the Promoter.
• If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, due to any cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affects the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition, the competition may be abandoned or postponed at the unfettered discretion of the Promoter. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for such an event.
• The Promoter and it’s associated agencies and companies shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss), or for personal injury suffered or sustained, as a result of accepting any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
• The Promoter’s decision is final on all matters relating to this competition and no correspondence will be entered into.
. Emirates Skywards miles, lounge access and chauffeur drive do not apply

10 day Traillite campervan holiday rental

Entrants must be 25 years of age and hold a full NZ driver’s license.  Prize includes pick up and return to Pukekohe, unlimited kilometers and insurance. Prize excludes insurance excess. Prize must be taken by 31 October 2015.  Holiday dates are subject to availability at time of booking. Trail-lite may subsequently contact all or any entrants in this competition. The prize must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred.  There will be no cash alternative. Actual prize vehicle may differ from the one on display