|Start 9:00am |
|Entry Fee ||$110.00 per rider |
Under 18 riders - $20 entry discount
The 160km circuit of Lake Taupo is split into four legs of approximately 40km each.
A relay team may have 2, 3 or 4 cyclists riding one or more consecutive 40km relay legs.
There are relay interchange points for each leg at Tihoi (B), Kuratau (C) & Motuoapa (D). The relay interchanges will have a covered area, bike racks and toilets.
Exact relay leg distances are:
Taupo to Tihoi 38km
Tihoi to Kuratau 34.5km
Kuratau to Motuoapa 39km
Motuoapa to Taupo 41.5km
Looking for training partners or relay team members? Click here to go through to Cycle Challenge's Facebook page where you can post what you are looking for.
Transportation of riders & bikes is provided free of charge. Riders are transported to and from relay interchanges by bus, and bikes are transported to and from relay interchanges by truck.
NO ACCOMPANYING VEHICLES ARE NECESSARY OR ALLOWED.
Riders using such vehicles may be disqualified from the event.
Relay bikes for B, C & D legs should be taken to the bike loading area on Tongariro Domain when you come to reception on Friday, or Saturday morning. Bikes will be returned to Relay Bike Return area, Riverside Park.
Relay riders must report to Bus Loading on Ferry Road 30 minutes prior to bus departure. Relay buses will return from relay interchanges to Taupo CBD as they fill with riders.
All entrants are now able to download the Welcome Guide for 2012 you must read this before you come to the event as it has all the necessary information in it. You will also recieve one in your event bag at the event.
You can download the Welcome Guide for 2012
You can download a pdf (2MB) of the 2011 Welcome Guide
There will be three start groups - Fast, Medium & Recreational. You select the most suitable for your team.
All teams are issued with one timing strip which isbuilt into your bike sticker that you stick to your bike. All relay interchange points are timed only as the new rider exits, giving split times for each relay leg, and an overall team time.
The 2 hour rule
Some teams may have a rider who has a mechanical breakdown or finds the ride physically more difficult than expected. To solve this problem we have the 'Two Hour Rule'. If a Relay rider has not sighted their previous rider by the following times:
Tihoi (interchange 2) 11.30 am
Kuratau (interchange 3) 1.20 pm
Motuoapa (interchange 4) 3.15 pm
the rider will be allowed to begin their leg. The rider will need to be released by the Interchange Manager.
Rotary Relay Challenge $1000 cash prize awarded to the oldest, fastest Rotary team of four and presented at Rotary breakfast on Sunday morning.
Secondary School Relay Challenge A national challenge open to all Secondary Schools in New Zealand. $1000 cash prize awarded to the youngest, fastest relay team of four students.
Intermediate School Relay Challenge A national challenge open to all Intermediate/Middle (Yr 7 & 8) Schools in New Zealand. $1000 cash prize awarded to the youngest, fastest relay team of four students.