festival of cycling 2018

This year we are pleased to announce that for the 25th Anniversary there will be a Festival of Cycling which will take place over 2 days on the 10th & 11th February, 2018. 

The festival will see riders take on Mountain Biking, a fast fun Criterium and our 25th Tour de Beautiful around the beautiful Central Hawke's Bay.

Along with the new courses and events, riders will have a chance to compete for $5000 worth of prize money and as well as spot prizes throughout the weekend.

On Saturday Night there will be a Meet & Greet with a special guest speaker. Riders and their families are invited to come along and enjoy an evening of cycling and nibbles.

Parking for both the Mountain Bike and Criterium will be at Russell Park, please follow the signs. There will also be Children’s activities, food and drink available in the park.

You can pick up your registration packs at the Central Rugby Clun rooms on Saturday 10th February, 8am - 5pm and Sunday 11th February, 7am - 8.30am. 

Accommdation options

Thornton Lodge

Leopard Hotel

Homestay- Country home (please contact vicky for details)

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MOUNTAIN BIKe

SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 
BAY MOTORCYCLE MOUNTAIN BIKE

Riders will take on a new mountain bike course designed especially for this weekend. Starting and finishing in Russell Park, riders will navigate along Waipukurau’s river before entering our new Mountain bike park.  

The race will begin at 9.30am in Russell Park

Long Course - 40km:  Open 18+, Over 40 Men & Women,
Senior Kids 13-17
Short Course - 20km:  Open 18+ ,Over 40 Men and Women, Junior Kids 8-13, Senior Kids 13-17
Kids Course (Under 7’s) - 7km

More details and maps to come. Click here for map

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CRITERIUM

SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY
Wayne Kirk Mitsubishi Criterium

Starts from 1.30pm. Riders will take on a fast, sharp course around Mitchell St, St Joseph’s and River Terrace. 

Time and distances for each age category are as follows. Please note: start times listed below are approximate.

Under 15: 10 mins + 2 laps - 1.30pm
Under 17: 15mins + 2 laps - 1.50pm
Vet Two (50 plus): 15mins + 2 laps - 2.15pm

C Grade: 15mins + 2 Laps- 2.40pm

Vet One (40-49 yrs): 20mins + 2 laps - 3.10pm

B grade: 20mins + 2 laps - 3.40pm
Open: 25mins + 2 laps - 4.10pm

View and download the map HERE.

The race committee reserves the right to grade riders

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meet & greet

SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY

The Meet & Greet will take place at the Waipukurau Cinema, with a welcome drink and nibbles from 6pm.  Additonal drinks available to purchase. With presentation to previous winners and prize giving for the Criterium starting at 7pm. 

We expect to finish up around 9pm so you can all get a good night's sleep ready for the Tour De Beautiful on Sunday.

Tickets are $10 and can be brought at Colourplus or Bay Motorcycles

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tour de beautiful

Sunday 11th February
Longridge Tour De Beautiful

Start from Waipukurau Rugby Grounds - parking available in the Rugby Grounds and at Russell Park. There will be a neutralised start for each race, please check your maps.

Ruahine Ford 100km - 9.00am Map
BM Accounting 55km - 9.15am Map
Bay Motorcycles 25km - 9.40am Map
Raiseys Original 10km - 10.00am Map

Please note: A 7.00am start is available for slower riders of the Ruahine Ford 100km, but you must be pre-registered.

TEAM OPTION: Ruahine Ford 100Km

New this year! $1000 prize money available to win. Teams can have up to 5 riders. First 3 riders across the finish with fastest times.

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Results

Longridge Festival of Cycling 10th and 11th February 2018

Mountain Bike

Results.

Criterium

Results.

100km

Results.

55km

Results.

25km

Results.

10km

Results.

Click here for last year's results.