Fancy gaining some bragging rights at the office, club or dinner table? Then mark 26 November 2016 in your diary and get training for New Zealand’s premier cycling event: the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.
Held amidst the stunning scenery of Lake Taupo, in the centre of the North Island, this is NZ’s biggest cycle event, drawing around 8,000 riders each year.
You don’t have to be an elite athlete to enter – there are rides to suit every level of ability and riding style, from on road to off, short to ultra-long. Here’s a brief overview of the categories:
A huge variety of rides, with distances ranging from a 5km kid’s ride to a 1280km extreme enduro ride (that’s eight laps of Lake Taupo!) The 160km one-lap circumnavigation of Lake Taupo draws the most amount of riders (Auckland branch manager Logan is a veteran of this event).
Challenge yourself with a Huka MTB ride (there’s an 85km event, a 60km event and a 35km event) or give the more cruisey 16km Lakesider trail a go.
Up the fun level by taking part with your workplace, cycle club or mates.
Pro riders have their own elite categories. (Entrants must hold a current National Racing Licence or International Licence.)
For full details of all the categories and to register, head to the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge website.
Need a bike for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge?
If you’re coming from overseas, or want to rent a high-performance bike specifically for this event, we’ve got some great deals for you, including discounted hire for early bird bookings and the chance to win FREE bike hire!
Lake Taupo Challenge Early Bird Special
Book between 1 August and 30 September 2016 and enjoy these great prices:
- Alloy road bike: $110 + relocation $75 = $185 (usual price $313.33)
- Carbon road bike: $150 + relocation $75 = $225 (usual price $355.33)
- Sirrus flat bar: $85 + relocation $75 = $160 (usual price $283.33)
- Rockhopper Expert 29 hardtail MTB: $110 + relocation $75 = $185 (usual price $313.33)
- Camber 29er full suspension MTB: $150 + relocation $75 = $225 (usual price $355.33)
These prices are for a two-day hire. You’ll be able to pick up your bike in Taupo on Friday 25 November (we’ll be on hand to adjust your bike for a perfect fit and answer any questions you might have about the event) and return on Saturday 26 November after the event. Drop us an email to reserve your bike today.
Win FREE bike hire
Everyone who books a bike for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge between 1 August and 30 September 2016 will go in the draw to win their bike hire for free*! So don’t delay, book your bike today!
Have a great week,
*The winner will have their deposit refunded. If the winner has a booking for multiple bikes, only one bike (the highest value bike) will be free. The winner will still need to sign our normal bike hire terms and conditions and can choose to pay our optional insurance.