A news report in one of our local Franklin papers, states that we can expect around 200 cyclists to arrive in Pukekohe for the conclusion of this years BDO cycle challenge and will see corporate teams vying for a $100,000 prize!!
The Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge is a revival of the Dulux – the ultimate cycle race back in the 1960-1980s that used to attract cyclists from around New Zealand and overseas.
The event, organised by Dynamo Events, was born out of a love of cycling by former Olympic and Commonwealth cyclist and former Dulux competitor, Stephen Cox.
Cycle through the heartland of New Zealand in the seventh annual BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge, Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 February 2015.
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Take the simple pleasure of riding a bike, multiply it by seven days, 110km per day, 13 stages, big hills, good times and personal accomplishments, and you have a recipe for an awesome experience.
Our paper states –
The event is generating a whole new category of competitors as corporate teams line up to take on each other, the seven days and 13 stages of riding through heartland New Zealand.
Introduced for the first time in 2014 and attracting 11 teams, the corporate category already has 10 signed up to be on the start line on February 15th, with more in the mail …… and expecting plenty of good natured rivalry on and off the bikes during the week.
“The BDO Wellington to Auckland Challenge has established itself within the cycling community as an experience like few other events can offer, a genuine stage tour on some amazing roads.
Entries remain open online with a variety of price categories.
If you are into cycling, seeing NZ and creating new friends then this could be the thing for you…and ending up in our great little town is a bonus!!