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Tour of New Zealand

by | Jun 9, 2011

From the Tour of New Zealand website

Tour of NZ

New Zealanders have a reputation for living the dream, a love of the great outdoors combined with a passion for recreation and adventure. Join us in an event that celebrates our enthusiasm for life and our environment; Tour of New Zealand – a nine day staged team cycle race covering the length of Aotearoa.

A little bit wild, a whole lot of fun, Tour of New Zealand is a celebration of our cycle trails, a competitive challenge for mountain bikers and road cyclists, an opportunity to raise money for charity and a chance for New Zealanders to come together to celebrate cycling and the great outdoors.

On Day One, teams in the north will line up beside the lighthouse of Cape Reinga, and in the south, at Bluff, with the backdrop of Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island.

When the starters’ guns go off, cyclists will hit the road, heads down, legs pumping, racing, as they embark on an incredible journey through heartland New Zealand.

Eight days and some 1,000 kms later, the teams will converge in Wellington for a criterium on the last day of the event.

Rider safety is paramount. At any time there will be a limit of 1,000 riders on the course in the south and the same in the north.

Come on all you pedal pushers, get on your bikes. Team up with fellow cyclists, friends or colleagues and be part of this country’s greatest team cycling challenge – Tour of New Zealand.