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K2 - Mens Elite

Starts in Thames at 7.45am and finishes back in Thames. This race is for professional and semi professional riders who are likely to complete the K2 course in less than 5.40 hours. Total 192km. You need a Cycling NZ Licence or equivalent overseas licence.

K2 - Main Race

Starts in Thames at 8.00am and finishes back in Thames.  This race is for the weekend warriers and recreational riders.  Total 192km.

Note there will be an early start at 6.00am for slower riders expecting to take 9 hours or more.

Cervelo K1 Womens Elite

Starts in Whitianga at 11.30am and finishes in Thames, a total distance of 96km. You need a Cycling NZ Licence.

Cervelo K1

Starts in Whitianga at 12.00pm and finishes in Thames, a total distance of 96km. 

We will be running an E Bike Category in this years Cervelo K1 with the first male and female recognised.

Nicholas Browne Challenge

Starts in Coromandel at 9.30am and finishes in Thames, a total distance of 53km.

We will be running an E Bike Category in this years NBC with the first male and female recognised.

 

Gravel Ride 

This event that will start in Coromandel Town and finish in Thames. Its an 80km course which is approximately 50% gravel and 50% seal. The course in will travel along the 309 Road and over the  Tapu-CoroGlen  Road. The course will change each year.

 

 

 

Elite Races

The Elite Men will race the K2 course in a separate start, 15 minutes before the rest of the field.

The Elite Women will race the Cervelo K1 and start 30 minutes before the rest of the field.

 

Categories

This years race will recognise the following categories in both Mens and Womens.

o Open Men and Open Women
o Under 23

Prize / Competition

The prize pool will be announced 2 months prior to the event.

Course Record

There will be an additional  prize money of $1,000 for setting a new course record on the K2 course. The current record is 5:00:47 set by Michael Torckler in 2018 and Meshy Holt at 5:28:35 in 2005.

K2

Preparation 

The K2 is a tough race with a number of significant climbs. We would recommend that you get some training in on the course prior to the big day.

Participation 

The event is open to individuals, tandem riders and relay teams of 2.

The race is limited to riders of 18 and over. 

Categories 

Team Categories

 

Prize  / Competition