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Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

November 30 2024
Taupo New Zealand
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Distances: 80, 160km
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills

New Zealand’s largest cycling occasion, and arguably one of the country’s largest sports participation events is again looking forward to welcoming around 6,000 riders and over 10,000 supporters to the Taupo region every November.

With a philosophy of inclusion, the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge offers a wide variety of options to get on your bike and be part of the annual pilgrimage to one of New Zealand’s longest and most established events.

Start Located At: Taupo, New Zealand
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Chance to win spot prizes at Registration and major spot prizes at Prize Giving
Online entry
Online results
Regular email updates
Welcome Guide
Electronic timing
Bike & Bus transport FREE of charge for relay riders
Drop bag service
Bike mechanical support around the course
First aid cover from St. John Ambulance
Water and hydration stations on the course
Sport & Lifestyle Expo
Cadence Club (10, 15, 20 event participation recognition)
Personalised online magazine post event
Free Bike and Helmet checks at Bike Barn stores nationwide
Free training programmes
Secure bike park facilities
Unique opportunities from our sponsors
Live updates on event day

Prize / Race Categories

Bike Barn Solo – 160km lap of the lake
Half the Lake – 80km second half of the lake
2, 3 & 4 person Relay – 40km,80km,120km legs
Accumulator – 4 person Progressive Relay
Tandem – 160km, 2 on a tandem bike
Kids Heart Ride – 5km Lakefront ride
Lakesider – 16km lakefront trail ride
Barfoot & Thompson Enduro – 320km – 2 laps
Barfoot & Thompson Maxi Enduro -640km -4 laps
Barfoot & Thompson Extreme Enduro – 1280km – 8 laps
Contact Huka MTB Challenge – Approx 85km
Contact Huka MTB Steamer – Approx 60km
Contact Huka MTB Cruiser – Approx 35km
Contact Huka MTB XL – 85km Elite Race
Holden Men’s Classic – 160km Elite Race
Women’s Road Race – 100km Elite Race
Friday Night Criterium – Mens & womens elite Races