Bike Barn Solo
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|Entry Fee ||$110.00 || || || || |
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The Solo Challenge is the essence of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, a one lap circuit of Lake Taupo of approximately 160 km.
The Course starts and finishes on Tongariro Street, next to Taupo's Great Lake Centre and heads in an anti-clockwise direction around Lake Taupo, which is 357 m above sea level. The highest point on the course is at 650 m.
The 2012 Solo course remains the same as 2011.
The event caters for riders of all abilities and no special equipment is required, just a helmet, a safe bike and the determination to finish.
ENTRANT SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
As a safety measure, the start of the solo ride is split into different starting groups. Each group is started in waves with several minutes between each wave to allow riders to spread out.
Starting Group Allocation
You are asked to choose a start group based on the time you estimate it will take you to complete the solo challenge.
Times are recorded electronically by the wheel tag as you cross the start and finish lines so no group will be disadvantaged.
For everybody’s safety please select your start group realistically & carefully.
Group 1 participants will be allocated to a sub group by the event committee based on their previous best time.
We are offering an early start time of 6am for group 9 riders who anticipate they will take longer than 8.30 hours. These riders will ride the relay route to the Tihoi Interchange. This is to ensure that the slower riders are on a different section of the course when the fast paletons of the Elite Riders come through.
We are offering 2 ‘women only’ start groups this year. This does not preclude women from selecting any other start groups.
Group 1 under 4:30hrs
Group2 4:30 – 4:50hrs
Group 3 4:50 – 5:10hrs
Group 4 5:10 – 5:30hrs
Group 5 5:30 – 5:50hrs
Group W1 5:30 – 6:10hrs women only
Group 6 5:50 – 6:10hrs
Group 7 6:10 – 7:00hrs
Group W2 6:10hrs - 8.30hrs women only
Group 8 7:00 -8:30 hours
Group 9 8:30 hours +
NO ACCOMPANYING VEHICLES ARE NECESSARY OR ALLOWED.
To view course map & profile click here.
All entrants are now able to download a 2012 Welcome Guide
. You will also recieve one in your event bag at the event.
You can download a pdf (2MB) of the 2011 Welcome Guide
Cadence Club and Endurance Riders Breakfast
We are holding a special breakfast for all Cadence Club, Enduro riders & their supporters on Sunday morning, following the event, with a guest speaker & general fellowship.
The cost of the breakfast is $15.00 and we hope to have a full attendance including some past riders. If you wish to attend please contact Keith@cyclechallenge.com. Details of venue and time will be provided closer to the event.
SUMMER SERIES GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
What: A nationwide ranking of recreational riders, run by BikeNZ.
Why? Measure your progress and level with similar riders from around the country. Receive a nationwide recreational cycling ranking. Have fun with other rec riders and create friendly rivalries amongst mates. Be in to win a load of fantastic prizes!
How do I enter? Simply enter any of the Summer Series events and we will take care of the rest!
When: First event 14th October 2011 (Caltex Tour of the Bay). Last event 21st April 2012 (Country Road Manawatu Cycle Classic)
Where: Nationwide; 13 of NZ’s biggest and most iconic recreational road cycling events.
Who? YOU! The recreational rider, of any level and any age!