Kaikoura Coast Cycle Classic
Kaikoura Coast Cycle Classic
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20th May 2017
Every cloud has a silver lining and the Kaikoura Coast Classic team composed of Mike Gane, (Rainbow Rage, Source to Sea) and Pete Halligan and Dunc MacKenzie(Forrest Graperide, Moa Hunt etc) have found the silver lining in the quake damage to the coastal highway, State Highway 1.
Using S.H.1 as it has very low traffic volumes due to the re-routing of traffic after the November quakes
It'a a fantastic Highway and a spectacular ride without all that traffic
Basically there will never be a better time to use S.H.1 for this purpose
Bluebridge Ferry Discount
Bluebridge is keen to help cyclists head to the KAIKOURA COAST CYCLE CLASSIC so we are offering all event participants 40% off our Flexi Sail Fares. When you enter you will receive a confirmation receipt of your entry and this will contain your booking code.
TERMS of DISCOUNT
- Fares are valid for travel between 14 May - 28 May 2017 only.
- Payment must be made at time of booking.
- These discounted rates are only available to registered participants.
- Official KAIKOURA COAST CYCLE CLASSIC registration confirmation upon check-in. Failure to do so will result in the fare difference being required to be paid prior to departure.
- These discounted fares are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date unless still with-in the valid travel period 14 May -28 May 2017.
There will be prize money for THE WHALE race.
A minimum of ...
$600, $400, $300, $200 $100. Male & Female.
Performance prizes will be up for grabs for THE SEAL and THE CRAYFISH with wine & spot prizes at prize giving.
DARLING WINES are our event wine sponsor so the placegetters will be in for a special treat.
An organic wine out of little old Marlborough, Darling Wines are simply superb.
Go to thedarlingwines.com for more info.
For the three long races/rides you more social riders can stop off in Ward and grab a coffee at the cafe on your return leg and your ride time is not affected.
Your ride time starts again when you rejoin the road. Neat huh?
Note - No winning time will come from any rider who stops for coffee
Road damage on the route is minimal and normal road bikes and tyres are suitable
This will be a one-off event as the route will be re-opened later this year
What better time to takein the Northern Kaikoura coast and experience a road not normally that amenable to cyclists.
There will be a contribution from each entry fee to the Earthquake Fund helping those most affected by the quakes
Included will be Kaikoura, Kekerengu, Ward, Seddon and Waiau areas.
There you go - an exciting road race / ride, the like of which we hope we don't get the opportunity to organise again!!
Brought to you by the lads.....
Mike Gane, Duncan MacKenzie & Pete Halligan
03 5475 677 / 0273 151138