Bays Cycle Challenge

Sunday 4th November
 

Event Information

The Famous Grouse Bays Cycle Challenge will see the peloton leave the Famous Grouse Hotel at 9:00am on Sunday 4th of November 2018. The peloton will be led out of Lincoln in a controlled start for 1km, until Liffey Drive, where the lead vehicle will pull away and the race is on.

Making your way 6km to Tai Tapu, you will then head toward Motukarara and head towards Gebbies Pass - 20km into the ride is the first climb of 142m. This will be where we decide the King and Queen of the Pass. The first male and female will be the King and Queen. Just to make you all feel better, after the climb you drop the 142m back down into Teddington.

From Teddington you’ll turn towards Governors Bay and experience another 3 or 4 climbs on your journey to Corsair Bay where you will turn by the large tree at Corsair Bay Domain for the homeward journey. Yes; those wee bumps again from the descent of the previous 39km.

You will climb out of Governors Bay, back to Teddington and the 142m climb over Gebbies Pass, through Motukarara, Tai Tapu and back to Lincoln. As you come to Lincoln you’ll turn left on to Liffey Drive and sprint 300m to the Finish at Liffey Park.

  

Prize giving will be back at The Famous Grouse Hotel.  We are expecting this to be 1:00pm being 20-30 minutes after the last competitor.

 

We will be having the Clydesdale and Clydesdalesses categories for 100kg plus males and 75kg plus females along with the Cancer survivor category. These categories are not age group specific.

 

As Race 1 of the 3 Race Series, this will be a great warm up for the summer as you build toward Ride the Rakaia 100km in February and Around Brunner 130km in April.