Flight Centre

Race Information

Fundraising

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Programme

Flight Centre K2 - Elite

  Date Time Venue
Registration Fri 27th Oct
Sat 28th Oct
3pm–9pm
6am-7.30am

Coromandel School Hall.

Race Briefing Sat 28th Oct 7.30am

Woolhams Ave, Coromandel

Race Start Sat 28th Oct 7.45am

Woolhams Ave, Coromandel

Prize Giving Sat 28th Oct

From 5.00pm

Elite Men - 2.00pm

Coromandel School Field

Flight Centre K2 - Main

  Date Time Venue
Registration Fri 27th Oct
Sat 28th Oct
3pm-9pm
6am-7.30am

Coromandel School Hall

Race Briefing Sat 28th Oct 7.50am Woolhams Ave, Coromandel
Race Start Sat 28th Oct 8.00am - 8.30am Woolhams Ave, Coromandel
Prize Giving Sat 28th Oct From 5.00pm Coromandel School Field

Cervelo K1, including Elite Women

  Date Time Venue
Registration Fri 27th Oct
Sat 28th Oct
5pm–9pm
6am-11.30am

Tairua Rugby Club,

Manaia Rd, Tairua

Bus Service (no bikes) Sat 28th Oct 9.00am Coromandel School Hall
Race Briefing Sat 28th Oct

11.15am - Elite Women

11.45am - Main

Manaia Road, Tairua
Race Start Sat 28th Oct

Elite Women - 11.30am

Main - 12.00pm - 12.30pm

Manaia Road, Tairua
Prize Giving Sat 28th Oct From 5.00pm Coromandel School Field

 Nicholas Browne Challenge

  Date Time Venue
Registration Fri 27th Oct
Sat 28th Oct
5.00pm–9.00pm 6.00am-9.00am

Whitianga, TBA

Bus Service (no bikes) Sat 28th Oct 7.30am

Coromandel School Hall

Race Briefing Sat 28th Oct 9.15am

Whitianga TBA

 

Race Start Sat 28th Oct 9.30am

Whitianga TBA

 

Prize Giving Sat 28th Oct From 2.00pm Coromandel School Hall

 K4

  Date Time Venue
Registration sdsdgdsdgs 5.00pm–9.00pm 6.00am-9.00am

Whitianga, TBA

Bus Service (no bikes)    

 

Race Briefing    

 

 

Race Start    

 

 

Prize Giving      

Maps and Profile

Map

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Profile

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Profile

Race Categories

Elite Individuals (Men and Women)

Individual Racers (Men and Women) (Flight Centre K2,  Cervelo K1 and NB Challenge)

Minimum ages

 Tandem  Team

Relay Team of 2 ( K2 only)

Accommodation

We strongly recommend that if you intend staying on the Coromandel Peninsula, either on the Friday night or Saturday night, that you book your accommodation as soon as possible.

As well as the accommodation listed on the homepage of our website, you can visit www.thecoromandel.com

or contact one of the following I-sites:

TRAINING

Many cyclists come and train on the course in the few months prior to the event. There is nothing better than training on the Coromandel Hills to get your self prepared.

We do however have a couple of requests for those of you planning to train on the course:

1. Limit group sizes to ten or less for safety reasons
2. Be very careful on the hills and particularly on the descents of the following hills:
     a. Myundermans (just after Kuoatunu) – the bottom of this steep descent can be tricky
     b. Kuoatunu Hill – has a number of steep corners
     c. Whangapoua Hill – very fast and steep corners with a 15km corner at the bottom

Race Rules and Race Notes

Please click here to view the Flight Centre K2 Race Rules and Rules of Road Cycling Etiquette.

Detailed race notes will be provided closer to the event. 

Traffic Management Policy

Please click here to view the Flight Centre K2 Traffic Management Policy 

Aid Stations

This years Flight Centre K2 will have the following aid stations around the course. 

Aid Station 1 - 3/4 of the way up the Kopu Hikuai Hill

Aid Station 2 -  2/3rds of the way up Pumpkin Hill

Aid Station 3 -  3/4 of the way up Kuaotunu Hill

Aid Station 4  -  Top of the Gentle Annie Hill

The bottles will be filled with Leppin electrolytes or water -  Each aid station will have 4 people handing out bottles to riders. The first two in in the line will hand out electrolytes the others will hand out plain water. Riders will also be able to stop and help themselves to fluids and jelly beans and bananas.

There will also be on the Pepe Reserve in Tairua and on Buffao Beach Road as you leave Whitianga.  Riders can have food parcels delivered here to the half way point at the Pepe Reserve in Tairua.  You need to drop them off at the start area and we will drive them round. They should be clearly marked. Both of these aid stations require you to stop.

Under no circumstances are support people allowed to hand out food to riders along the course. Support crew are not allowed to follow riders around the course. This is for safety reasons.

Bus Arrangements

Bus tickets must be pre-ordered  and paid for.
Click HERE to buy them 

Bus arrangements for the K1 and Nicholas Browne Challenge are as follows: 

Cervelo K1

Departs from Coromandel at 9.00am on Saturday morning and will go to Tairua, via Whitianga -  arrives in Tairua at around 11.00am

Cost is $25 per person -  no bikes -  Bikes will need to be left at Tairua Registration (secure location provided) beforehand.

 

Nicholas Browne Challenge

Departs from Coromandel at 7.30am  on Saturday morning and will arrive in Whitianga at 8.30am

Cost is $20 per person - no bikes - Bikes will need to be left at the Whitianga Registration (secure location provided) beforehand.



TRAINING PROGRAMME

Logo.jpgTim Gudsell and the team from Venturo have  devised some great training programmes for this years K2 and K1


Please click on the links to view 

K1 Programme 1
K1 Programme 2
K1 Programme 3

K2 Programme 1
K2 Programme 2
K2 Programme 3