A completely different course again, the Auckland Coastal Scenic SR600 has the rider less than 50kms from a hot coffee or a cold beer, at any point on the course. The toughest challenge on this course is, Not to put on weight, with the abundance of cafés available.
Startin at the Parnell Baths, and finishing at the War Memorial Museum, this course takes in Mt Wellington, Mt Eden, One Tree Hill, Huia, Piha, Scenic Drive, Karekare, Waiwera, Waimauku, Wellsford, Warkworth, the North Shore beaches, and the Auckland Sky Tower.
This course will require careful map reading, as there are loops and crossovers, especially around Scenic Drive.
The first 200kms has almost 4,500 metres of vertical climbing. After that it levels out, somewhat.
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