The Counties Cycle Classic returns this year on October 13, at Pukekohe Park Raceway. Once again, we’ll be using the world famous V8 track to start and finish the races.
For more information and to register to ride, visit: http://countiescycleclassic.co.nz/
The Counties Cycle Classic caters for all levels: serious riders can take on the 92km challenge, there’s a 52km course for those looking for a bit of a challenge, and the shorter 42km course for casual riders.
As well as the traditional rides, the Classic has a special e-bike section where riders are challenged to get as close as they can to a pre-set time; and rides for children around the V8 track – definitely an experience to share at school talks.
About the Counties Cycle Classic
Fast becoming a fixture on the cycling calendar, the event organized by the Rotary Club of Pukekohe Inc. is shaping up to be even bigger and better this year. Organiser Graham Russell says the Classic has again been well supported by sponsorship from local businesses and a grant from the Franklin Local board of Auckland Council. As a Rotary initiative, every dollar raised goes to charity and youth sports.
Day and Time
This year’s Counties Cycle Classic will be held on Sunday 13 October 2019, just a couple of weeks ahead of the K2 on the Coromandel and about six weeks before the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, which is also a Rotary initiative. So it’s a perfect warm-up opportunity to start getting yourself in shape.
Distances are the same as last year: 42km, 52km, 97km plus a time trial for electric bikes on the 52km course.
The ride is on roads with very little traffic and great scenery, and there’s also the opportunity for children to ride around the V8 track whilst the cycle races are out on the road, so all in all it’s a great family day out.
For timing of the races, and details of entry fees, visit the Counties Cycle Classic website.