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The Gravel and Tar is this weekend!

Gravel and Tar Gran Fondo

Gravel Tar Gran FondoThe Gran Fondo is a shorter event with less gravel and more tar! Ideal for a challenging Sunday Ride.
We know that lots of Road Cyclists don’t usually ride “off seal”, but we also think that this is a great opportunity to try something a bit different.

We would love you to consider entering the Grand Fondo


Online entries for the Gravel and Tar now extended until 5 pm Friday evening.  You can enter on Saturday by going down, in person, to AvantiPlus on Ferguson St before 5 pm, or on the day (Sunday), but only between 6:30 am and 7:30 am.



 Want to watch the Elite Race

There will be some great opportunities for viewing the Elite Race


See below viewing times (give or take 10 min) and places for Classic race:


Start 10 am in Square.

Wool shed (7.5 km north of Ashhurst) at 10:35 am (first sprint).

Highland Home 11 am.

Pohangina village 11:15 am.

Corner of Valley Rd and ZigZag Rd (basically just over the top of the Valley Rd climb) at 11:30 am.

Corner of Spur Rd and Watershed Rd at 11:45 am

Corner of Ulysses and Watershed Rd at 11:50 am.

Corner of Colyton Rd and Watershed Rd at 11:55 am (second sprint).

Hiwinui School at 12 noon.

Ashhurst at 12:10 pm.

Start of River Path at 12:15 pm

End of Raukawa Rd at 12:25 pm

Finish at 12:40 pm