The home of long distance cycling in New Zealand
Leaving from Greytown at 3am on Saturday, March 19th, enjoy exploring isolated scenic roads in the Lower North Island. Take in the country roads of Wairarapa and Tararuas, the Manawatu Scenic Trail, the Whanganui River road through Jerusalem, the steep Gentle Annie route to Hastings then back to the Greytown via Route 52. This is a challenging, tough, unsupported ride with over 11,000 metres of climbing. The aim is to complete it within 75 hours.Two overnight stops are planned at Whanganui and then Waipawa. See the routes below for more information:
Map: (see route links for each day)
Day One: Greytown to Whanganui (378kms) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38254564
Day Two: Whanganui to Waipawa (340kms) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38254778
Day Three: Waipawa to Greytown (279kms) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38255167
Entry does not include accomodation. There will be additional accommodation costs for the overnight stops at Whanganui and Waipawa.
Nominal Distance 1000km
To be eligible for the ride you must have completed at least one of our 400 or 600k rides (there are some scheduled in the next few months) or have proof of completing major multi-day cycle events.
Road surface:99% Sealed roads. About 10kms of gravel/trail
Deadline for Registration:
Name Janet Chilton
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