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Southern Alps 1200

  • 9 Apr 2022
  • 6:00 AM
  • 12 Apr 2022
  • 10:00 PM
  • Rangiora, Canterbury


  • Includes Brevet Card to be homologated by Audax Club Parisien on finishing the event within the specified time limit.

Registration is closed


Join us for a lap of our spectacular Southern Alps. We head from Rangiora down the drier, eastern side of the island before crossing Haast Pass and riding up through the stunning West Coast rainforest, before crossing Lewis Pass and completing the loop in Rangiora.

This event will be run under the auspices of les Randonneurs Mondiaux.

This is almost certain to be a supported ride, with a vehicle carrying a bag for each rider to accommodation in Twizel (320ks), Lake Paringa (647) and Reefton (989). The entry fee is yet to be determined but is likely to be about $250.

To be eligible for the ride you must have compelted at least one of our 600k rides (there are some scheduled in the next few months) or have proof of completing major multi-day cycle events.

Be prepared for:

  • cold,
  • rain,
  • headwinds,
  • tailwinds,
  • milk and log trucks,
  • erratic tourist traffic,
  • wandering sheep and/or cattle,
  • long distances between towns, and
  • other unexpected hazards.