Mountainbike events calendar - 2006 past events

This calendar was compiled by Adventure Events and is a list of 2006 events that have been and gone and have been shifted over from the main calendar page. Refer to the main calendar page for the colour code.

Click here for 2005 events, or here to go back to the main calendar page.

Sun 8 January 06 - National XC Series race 1 - Dunedin
Forrester Park and Bethunes Gully in North East Valley, Dunedin. Remember you can enter on the day ($30 for sport, more for Expert and Elite). A 5.5km (75% singletrack) fun and proven course with flowing singletrack descents, gravel and singletrack climbs, a tiny bit of tarmac and a loop through a BMX course. For more details contact Glyn Howell on 027 344 9626 or glyn.howell@switchbuild.co.nz, or check out www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz, or you can contact BikeNZ on ph 04 473 8386, fax 04 473 1616, email office@bikenz.org.nz, or check out www.mtbnz.org.nz.

Sun 15 January 06 - National XC Series race 2 - Coronet Peak
Remember you can enter on the day ($30 for sport, more for Expert and Elite). Contact BikeNZ on ph 04 473 8386, fax 04 473 1616, email office@bikenz.org.nz, or check out www.mtbnz.org.nz

Sat 21 January 06 - Mt Lyford King of the Mountain - Mt Lyford, North Canterbury
12.3km with a 1040 metre climb, up the Mt Lyford skifield road. Then it's into the Mt Lyford Downhill Flyer - a 8km with a 740 metre descent. Choose one or the other or complete the dual challenge. Email: luke@paardekooper.co.nz, or phone 04 568 4576.

National XC Series race 3 - Vulcaniser course
Sunday 22 January 2006 - Mt Vulcan Station, Waipara/Omihi
Held on the spectacular Mt Vulcan Station in North Canterbury using the 2005 Vulcaniser course (with a few improvements). The course includes heaps of purpose built singletrack, much of it in native forest. Remember you can enter on the day ($15 for Novice, $30 for sport, more for Expert and Pro-Elite). Experts start 9.30am, Sport and Novice start 12 noon, Pro-Elite start 2pm. For details on the course etc, check out www.mountainbike.orcon.net.nz, phone 03 980 9432, or email adventure_events@hotmail.com. For details of race entry etc, contact BikeNZ on ph 04 473 8386, fax 04 473 1616, email office@bikenz.org.nz, or check out www.mtbnz.org.nz
If you aren't racing, come and watch the best riders from around the country on some great forest singletrack!


Sun 29 January 06 - The Intrigue - Coromandel
This is the third running of the Intrigue that attracts around 300 riders. This years course remains the same as last year and has the following features: There are two races, the longer Intrigue 4 and a shorter Intrigue 2. The Intrigue 4 is a 4 stage race and is likely to take competitors between 3.5 and 7.5 hours (approx. 62km). The Intrigue 2 is a 2 stage race and is likely to take competitors between 3 and 6 hours (approx. 43km). Both races can be completed by individuals or teams of 2. Teams of 2 can alternate stages or race half of course each. Both races start and finish in Coromandel township. Over 90% of the race is off road, is largely on private land with stunning scenery. The course is largely offroad and varied and includes: single track, forestry road, unsealed road, a long undulating ridge ride, spectacular downhill descents, tough hill climbs, and 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and Hauraki Gulf. The race is likely to be one of the most challenging MTB events you will encounter. Individual winners (Men and Women) of the Intrigue 4 will win $1,000 in cash. For more info check out www.theintrigue.co.nz

Sun 29 January 06 - National XC Championships - Nelson
A new challenging 8km course on Sharlands Hill, Hira Forest, Nelson. Contact Chris on 021 230 9120 or BikeNZ on ph 04 473 8386, fax 04 473 1616, email office@bikenz.org.nz, or check out www.mtbnz.org.nz

Sun 29 January 06 - Blue Mountain Social Ride - Geraldine
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride around the Blue Mountain Loop near Mt Peel. Meeting at Yaldhurst Pub. Phone Cath Parr on 384 7188 for more info.

Sat 4 February 06 - 6 Hour Adventure Race Series - Dunedin
A great 6-hour adventure racing series where you trek, kayak, mountainbike, plus do a special activity, and navigate through a secret pre-set course in 2 and 4 person teams. Courses will utilise one centralised transition area where you can leave all your gear. Consequently support crews are not required for these events. Registration location will be emailed to competitors and posted on the website during the week of the event. Teams are required to register between 8:00am and 9:30am on the day of the event. The course will be released following registration, and the race will commence at 10am (TBC). Prizegiving will be 4-5pm once all competitors have completed the course. Early bird entry is $95 per person. These are great events and ideal for those who want a bit of adventure racing without jumping into a full 24hr event. For more info check out www.6houradventurerace.com, or contact Richard on 027 208 5198, or at richard@24hourrace.co.nz

4-5 February 06 - N-ZO 24 hour Rotorua - Rotorua
A 24-hour event based under the giant Redwoods of the Whakawerawera Forest where solo riders or teams of up to 10 complete as many laps as possible in 24hrs. The course will encompass the area containing the world renowned Whakarewarewa Forest trails, and a few new ones. Phone Dean on 021 301440, email events@n-duro.co.nz, or check out www.n-duro.co.nz

Sun 5 February 06 - The Lees Valley Challenge - North Canterbury
A 75km ride from Whiterock to Ashley Gorge through some spectacular remote areas of North Canterbury. The ride begins by climbing over Okuku Pass, through the Okuku saddle, along Lees Valley Road, over Ladbrooks Hill then Bottle Hill and descending into in Ashley Gorge. It encompasses rolling countryside, flat plains, native bush and river crossings. Entry is $60. $1000 cash for first male and $1000 cash for first female. Phone Richard on 03 313 5298 or email richard@pushbikes.co.nz for more details, or check out www.pushbikes.co.nz

11-12 February 06 - The Big Coast - Wellington
A non-competitive event of approx. 109km over 2 days in some of the North Island's best scenery. Check out www.thebigcoast.co.nz for more info.

Sun 12 February 06 - Sherwood Enduro - Fairlie Basin
A great event that starts and finishes at the Sherwood Hall, Failie Basin, South Canterbury. Three courses to choose from:
- The Sherwood Enduro 50 - A 50km adventure ride for elite riders, with 1000m of climbing on gravel roads, 4WD and farm tracks. Stunning views and awesome downhills
- The Enduro 30 - a 30km (800m of climbing) course for fit and keen riders. Enjoy spectacular views of Fox Peak, Lake Opuha and the Fairlie Basin
- The North Opuha River Track - a 27km course (with a gentle 200m climb) for recreational riders - it follows the gravel road and farm tracks and involves a river crossing. This is an ideal ride for recreational and junior riders
More info and entry form available at www.mtbpursuits.com, or phone Pete or Marg on (03) 685 8176.


Sun 12 February 06 - Kaiwara Klassic - North Canterbury
A 43km point-to-point adventure ride from Culverden to Cheviot. Riders travel up the gravel Kaiwara Rd to a high saddle, followed by an exciting descent into the picturesque Ethelton Valley, then a climb up the Random Spur Track through tussock covered hills with breathtaking views, and then a long descent to Mina Rd which is followed to Cheviot. Cost is $35, which includes lunch at the finish. Contact Terry Ashley, Cheviot Lions Club, phone 03 319 8388 or email ericwilliamson@paradise.net.nz. More info at www.kaiwaraklassic.co.nz.

Sun 12 February 06 - Lake Sumner Social Ride - North Canterbury
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride near Lake Sumner. Meeting at Belfast Pub. Phone John Gurr on 981 3086 for more info.

Sun 12 February 06 - National XC Series race 4 - Palmerston North
Contact BikeNZ on ph 04 473 8386, fax 04 473 1616, email office@bikenz.org.nz, or check out www.mtbnz.org.nz

Sat 18 February 06 - Ground Effect Crater Rim MTB race - Christchurch
Imagine riding flat tack from one end of the Port Hills to the other on singletrack that seems to go on forever! Along the way you will descend down to the city and grind back up to the crater rim for the second time. Open to individuals or teams. Starts at Halswell Quarry and finishes at Taylors Mistake (via Godley Head). The course climbs up Kennedy's Bush Track to the Summit Rd and up to Marley's Hill, down the Flying Nun to Victoria Park skidder site (Teams transition 1), traverses Bowenvale traverse track to Mt Vernon, descends the Farm Track to Vernon Terrace (transition 2), a short road ride via Vernon Terrace to Rapaki Rd, up Rapaki Track, along Witches Hill Track, along Summit Rd to Castle Rock, down single track to top of Bridle Path (transition 3), along to Mt Pleasant via Summit Rd & John Britten Reserve single track, down the new single track to the top of Evans Pass, out to Godley Head via the Scarborough/Godley Head Track, return via MTB track below road, down Anaconda Track to the finish at Taylors Mistake. Awesome. Entry is $70 per person. For more info see www.bluedogevents.co.nz or contact Rod on 03 981 6330, 021 288 6908 or blue.dog@clear.net.nz.

Sat 18 February 06 - Karapoti Classic - Upper Hutt
NZ's longest standing MTB event, now in it's 21st year. Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10km north of Upper Hutt City, the Karapoti is recognised as one of NZ's premier MTB event. A huge but achievable challenge of 50km combined with spectacular scenery. For more info phone 04 920 5655, email enquiries@karapoti.co.nz or check out www.karapoti.co.nz

Sat 18 February 06 - Karapoti Challenge - Upper Hutt
A fun ride for off road rookies, recreational riders, families, supporters and schoolkids. Run in conjunction with the Karapoti Classic. For more info phone 04 920 5655, email enquiries@karapoti.co.nz or check out www.karapoti.co.nz

Sun 19 February 06 - Whitestone Wanbrow Wobbly Wheels - Oamaru
A new XC MTB race at Cape Wanbrow, Oamaru. Set among tall pines, the course winds around the scenic Cape headland on newly developed MTB tracks, purpose-built by Andrew Hare and Michael Goldingham. Course will be technical, with Rec class riding 1 lap, Sport class 3 laps, and Expert 4 laps. Each lap expected to take approx 25 minutes. Rego: 9-9:45am at the end of Test St, Oamaru, race briefing: 9:45am, start: 10am Rec, 11:15am Sport/Expert. $25 for Expert and Sport, $15 for Recreation. For more information, contact Michael Goldingham on 03 4343087 a/h, or check out www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz, where you can download a course map and entry forms.

Sun 26 February 06 - Maungatapu Gold Murderers Trail - Nelson
40km event from Pelorus Bridge to Nelson over the historic Maungatapu Saddle. Organised by Nelson Striders, www.coolrunning.co.nz/nelsonstriders.

Sun 26 February 06 - Port Hills Social Ride - Christchurch
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride up Gherkins Track (near Taitapu) to Kennedys Bush. Meeting at Cashmere Rd entrance to Halswell Quarry Park. Phone Graeme Read on 352 2582 for more info.

Sun 26 February 06 - National XC Series race 5 - Hawkes Bay
Contact BikeNZ on ph 04 473 8386, fax 04 473 1616, email office@bikenz.org.nz, or check out www.mtbnz.org.nz

Sat 4 March 06 - National XC Series final - Rotorua
Contact BikeNZ on ph 04 473 8386, fax 04 473 1616, email office@bikenz.org.nz, or check out www.mtbnz.org.nz

Sun 5 March 06 - Pass to Pub - Burkes Pass to Albury
32km ride from Burkes Pass to the Albury Tavern, utilising gravel roads and 4WD tracks. Contact ibike@xtra.co.nz. www.thecyclery.co.nz

11-12 March 06 - Ground Effect Cyclic Saga - Mt Alexander, Waikari area
One of Canterbury's most iconic events...an awesome, and very popular, 2-day navigation event (essentially a rogaine on bikes) for teams of 2-4 riders that is in a different location each year (typically about 1 hour from Christchurch), revealed a few weeks before the event. Involves two longish days so you'll want to be reasonably fit, and have some basic map reading and navigation skills. But it need only be as hard as you make it - you are able to choose a route and pace that suits your skills and fitness. Day one kicks off at 7.15am with the briefing and then an 8am start. You have 7 hours to get to your overnight campsite, visiting as many controls as you can in that time. The next day starts at 8am again with 6 hours allowed to get to the finish, for a late lunch (provided) and prizegiving. All your overnight gear (tent, cooker, food etc) is transported for you, you just need to be self sufficient throughout the day by carrying a few items (listed on entry form). Entry is $120 and is limited to 350 riders. More info and entry forms at www.cyclicsaga.co.nz, or contact Drew at info@cyclicsaga.co.nz or 03 358 2288.

Sat 11 March 06 - Motatapu Icebreaker High Country MTB event, Wanaka
51km very scenic ride in awesome countryside from Glendhu Bay, Wanaka to the historic and beautiful Arrowtown. The first seven kilometres are on gravel road, then you continue up the Motatapu Valley on a well maintained farm trail climbing gradually over undulating terrain, with several small stream crossings, until topping out at 887m when you reach the 35km mark. The course descends gently until it reaches a steep, rocky descent down the Soho Creek into the famous Macetown track. There are several river crossings over the last 8km on a gravel track. Depending on recent rainfall, rivers can be up to thigh deep. Heaps of info and entry forms are at www.motatapuicebreaker.com. This event fills up real fast so need to get in early.

Sat 11 March 06 - Kona Colville Connection - Coromandel
2006 National Marathon Champs. A 70km MTB Adventure Ride that circumnavigates the remote end of the Coromandel Peninsula with fantastic coastal views. A fairly tough ride that attracts over 1500 riders. For more info check out www.colvilleconnection.co.nz or contact Jim Davidson on 021 648 095; jim@colvilleconnection.co.nz; or PO Box 15 103 New Lynn, Auckland.

Sat 11 March 06 - 6 Hour Adventure Race Series - Wellington
A great 6-hour adventure racing series where you trek, kayak, mountainbike, plus do a special activity, and navigate through a secret pre-set course in 2 and 4 person teams. Courses will utilise one centralised transition area where you can leave all your gear. Consequently support crews are not required for these events. Registration location will be emailed to competitors and posted on the website during the week of the event. Teams are required to register between 8:00am and 9:30am on the day of the event. The course will be released following registration, and the race will commence at 10am (TBC). Prizegiving will be 4-5pm once all competitors have completed the course. Early bird entry is $95 per person. These are great events and ideal for those who want a bit of adventure racing without jumping into a full 24hr event. For more info check out www.6houradventurerace.com, or contact Richard on 027 208 5198, or at richard@24hourrace.co.nz

11-19 March 06 - Stage One of The Great New Zealand Trek (ride) - Northland
Have you ever dreamed of biking the length of New Zealand? For the few that have lived the dream, it was an incredible experience that involved extensive planning, time, money and support. The Great New Zealand Trek has been designed to enable you to travel the length of this stunning country in supported luxury. Starting at Cape Reinga, Northland, Stage One finishes 250kms south at Kohukohu on the Hokianga Harbour. Each year the trek will continue from where it finished the previous year. Ride a mountain bike, horse or walk.....the choice is yours! Numbers are restricted, so register now to ensure your place at the start of this unique adventure. The ride is fully supported with luggage transport, professional caterers, camping, hot showers, en route marshalls, bar, cafe, etc. For all the details check out www.greatnztrek.com.

Sun 12 March 06 - Craigieburn Social Ride - Craigieburn Forest
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride at Craigieburn. Meeting at Yaldhurst Pub. Phone Kaila Colbin on 337 9224 for more info.

Sat 18 March 06 - Rainbow Rage - St Arnaud to Hanmer
The 11th year of this very popular point-to-point event that travels the 106km from St Arnaud to Hanmer via the gravel Rainbow Road. Contact Mike Gane at mike@rainbowrage.co.nz or on 03 547 6361 (wk) or 03 547 5677 (hm), or check out www.rainbowrage.co.nz

Sun 19 March 06 - Reiker Cycles Mt Dobson MTB Race - Mt Dobson Skifield Rd
Up to 3 laps of a 13km XC loop, starting at the toll gate at Mt Dobson Ski Area, going up the access road for 6km with a climb of approx 300m to the first saddle, down over the back of the saddle onto farmland. There is approx 3km of rough 4WD track, some portages across streams, then onto a farm 4WD track for approx 4km. A lap takes 40 - 90 mins. More info and entry forms at www.mtbpursuits.com or email pete.marg@xtra.co.nz

Sat 25 March 06 - 6 Hour Adventure Race Series - Castle Hill
A great 6-hour adventure racing series where you trek, kayak, mountainbike, plus do a special activity, and navigate through a secret pre-set course in 2 and 4 person teams. Courses will utilise one centralised transition area where you can leave all your gear. Consequently support crews are not required for these events. Registration location will be emailed to competitors and posted on the website during the week of the event. Teams are required to register between 8:00am and 9:30am on the day of the event. The course will be released following registration, and the race will commence at 10am (TBC). Prizegiving will be 4-5pm once all competitors have completed the course. Early bird entry is $95 per person. These are great events and ideal for those who want a bit of adventure racing without jumping into a full 24hr event. For more info check out www.6houradventurerace.com, or contact Richard on 027 208 5198, or at richard@24hourrace.co.nz

Sat 25 March 06 - Le Race - Christchurch to Akaroa
Not a MTB event but has a mountainbike category. An awesome course that travels almost 100km from Christchurch to Akaroa via the two Summit Rd sections of road. Check out www.lerace.co.nz for more details

Sat 25 March 06 - Merida 12 Hour ENDURO - Nelson
12 hour event for teams or solo. Start/finish is at the Matai Valley Motor Camp. Rego 8-9am, race 10am-10pm. Entries are limited and close 18 March or when full. No on the day entries. Entry is $20 for solo and $80 for teams. Sunset on race day is arond 6.30pm. Lap times should be around 20 minutes and the course is relatively flat (for Nelson) and will suit riders of all abilities. Heaps of spot prizes. Organised by Nelson MTB Club. Contact Mick Zeewoldt, 03 548 3133 (hm) or 03 547 0110 (wk), or check out www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz. Click here for an entry form.

Sat 25 March 06 - Triple Peaks Challenge - Hawkes Bay
Mountainbike as an individual or teams of 3, over the fantastic, picturesque course which traverses the iconic Hawkes Bay landmarks as it meanders up and down the three main peaks of Mt Erin (489m), Mt Kahuranaki (646m) and the historic Te Mata Peak (399m). The 48km course crosses the Tuki Tuki river twice and climbs a total of 1800m. Much of it on private land this course provides a unique Hawkes Bay experience meeting the needs of beginners & experienced participants alike. Check out www.triplepeaks.co.nz for more information including course maps, past results, venue & start times, plus an on-line entry form (however their website was not working last time I looked). Contact Darryl Taylor & Bridget Robertshawe at triplepeaks@paradise.net.nz.

Sun 26 March 06 - Meridian Energy Kids' Bike Jams - Bottlelake Forest
Round one of the National Mountainbike Series for kids aged 5-13 years. Four categories: Parent and child 5-6yrs (3.5km), 7-8yrs (4.5km), 9-10yrs (5.5km), 11-13 yrs (10km). Everyone who completes their course will get a medal and certificate, plus the opportunity to win some great spot prizes. Also a skills area with prizes for best boy and girl in the skills competition. Early bird entry closes 12 March, final entry date is 19 March for posted entries and 21 March for online entries. Entry forms available in shops and schools from mid February. For more info and online entries check out www.kidsbikejams.co.nz. Or contact the series organiser at info@kidsbikejams.co.nz, or the CHCH round coordinator at mtbrace@paradise.net.nz, 03 980 9432.

Sun 26 March 06 - Mt Herbert Social Ride - Banks Peninsula
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride up Mt Herbert. Meeting at the Lyttelton Wharf. Phone Robbie Halliday on 388 1253 for more info.

Sun 26 March 06 - The Northland MTB Challenge - Whangarei
Glenbervie Forest, 8kms east of Whangarei. The event is mainly singletrack (the most in any race in NZ), forestry roads, with a lot of thrills thrown in for free. There are four sections: Open 1 (60km), Open 2 (45km), Junior (11km) and Fun Ride (25km) - take your pick. Trophies for 1st, certificates for 2nd & 3rd in each section, and plenty of spot prizes. Entry fee is $30 till 18th March, then $40. Under 14yrs half price. Details and entry forms from Wayne Davis

Sat 1 April 06 - Ground Effect 12 Hour Day/Nighter MTB Race - Hanmer
Open to solo riders or teams of 3 to 5 riders. Fantastic course utilising many of the great Hanmer singletracks and forestry roads. More details available at www.bluedogevents.co.nz.

Sat 1 April 06 - Carricktown Crusher - Bannockburn
Not for the faint-hearted rider, the ride will take you up to Duffers Saddle via the gravel Nevis Rd, and then straight down the Carricktown Track past the historic towns of Carricktown and Quartzville. Total distance is 31km. Entry forms will be available at www.cromwell.org.nz, or contact Terry Emmitt on 0274 849 424 or email info@cromwell.org.nz

Sat 8 April 06 - 6 Hour Adventure Race Series - Auckland
A great 6-hour adventure racing series where you trek, kayak, mountainbike, plus do a special activity, and navigate through a secret pre-set course in 2 and 4 person teams. Courses will utilise one centralised transition area where you can leave all your gear. Consequently support crews are not required for these events. Registration location will be emailed to competitors and posted on the website during the week of the event. Teams are required to register between 8:00am and 9:30am on the day of the event. The course will be released following registration, and the race will commence at 10am (TBC). Prizegiving will be 4-5pm once all competitors have completed the course. Early bird entry is $95 per person. These are great events and ideal for those who want a bit of adventure racing without jumping into a full 24hr event. For more info check out www.6houradventurerace.com, or contact Richard on 027 208 5198, or at richard@24hourrace.co.nz

Sat 8 April 06 - Black Stump Adventures - Glen Massey, Waikato
Another new event on the mountainbike calendar this year, organised by the couple who own the fantastic property at Glen Massey, Ngaruawahia (30 minutes north of Hamilton), that the race is being held on. Two courses to choose from - 30km or 18km loops, with terrain to suit all levels. Native bush, farm tracks and long downhills make for an exciting and exhilarating ride amongst stunning scenery. Entry is $30 for the 30km course and $20 for the $18 course. Entries close 28 March. More details, course photos and entry form are available at www.geocities.com/blackstumpadventures, or contact Maria or Graeme on 07 824 7563, 021 177 3075, or at blackstupadventures@ihug.co.nz

Sun 9 April 06 - Mt Peel MTB Marathon - Mt Peel, Geraldine
This is a fantastic event for anyone looking for a seriously challenging ride. The course is 85km long and one of the toughest one day MTB events in New Zealand. Climbing to over 1500m, the course includes about 10km of flat roads and one uphill portage (bike carry) of about 20 mins through snowgrass. Most of the course is on 4WD tracks which allow magnificent views of the Southern Alps. About an hour is spent on a very exposed ridgeline before a steep, rough descent to the Hewson and Orari Rivers, then returning to Peel Forest via Blue Mountain Station and the low Scotsburn range. There is over 2340m of climbing (mostly in one big very long climb!), so This is NOT A RACE FOR NOVICES! Contact ibike@xtra.co.nz. www.thecyclery.co.nz.

Sun 9 April 06 - Blue Mountain Gorges Challenge - Mt Peel, Geraldine
Run in conjunction with the Mt Peel MTB Marathon but definitely less arduous. Approximately 55km long and covers some fantastic inland South Canterbury terrain, The route, incorporating 1000m of altitude gain and loss, leaves Peel Forest and follows the Orari Gorge to Lochaber Station. There the route joins the course of the marathon for its return to Peel Forest township via Andrews Stream. There are no major climbs although this is open to interpretation! The course is suitable for most levels of ability, with a few technical skills required. Contact ibike@xtra.co.nz. www.thecyclery.co.nz.

Sun 9 April 06 - Mt Grey Social Ride - North Canterbury
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride up Mt Grey. Meeting at Belfast Pub. Phone Roddy Henderson on 980 6921 for more info.

Sun 9 April 06 - Nelson XC Series round 1 - Marahau
Held at Marble Mountain, Marahau. 22km of biking starting at 4x4 Adventures Tours near Marahau. The course follows the old tram line up Moss Valley to the top of Marble Mountain and back down the opposite side of the valley going through private farm land (opened for the day) and bush. All off road. Register at 4x4 Adventures from 8.30am. Race starts 10.00am. Entry forms Nelson bike shops. Over $4000 in prizes. BBQ and a complimentary beer or ginger beer at prizegiving. Entry fee $20. Family fees also available, see entry form. More info from Craig Skillicorn, 03 544 8785, or check out www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Sat 22 April 06 - The R&R Sport Naseby 12 Hour Challenge - Naseby
Most would agree that it is hard to beat the awesome singletrack of the Naseby forest. And now you can spend 12hrs racing on it! Start/finish area is at the Larchview camp ground, Naseby. 9am till 9pm with sunset around 5.30pm. Entry is $50 per person. The course is 9.6km long and includes heaps of sweet sweet singletrack and some forestry roads. More details and entryforms are now available at www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz. There are limited entries, especially for solo categories, so best be quick! For more info contact Craig Bates, 0274 894 361, 03 489 4360 or at cbates@landwardrealty.co.nz

Sun 23 April 06 - Nelson XC Series round 2 - Nelson
Held at Tuckers Trails. More info from Tim Tucker, 03 548 8305, or check out www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

EVENT POSTPONED Port Hills 12 hour Day/Nighter - Halswell Quarry Park
Please note that this 12-hour event, planned for 29 April, was postponed. The new date is yet to be confirmed but will be later in the year. More details will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed and available.
A new 12 hour event in Christchurch! This will undoubtedly be a fantastic and well organised event. Start/ finish will be at Halswell Quarry Park, Cashmere Rd, Christchurch. New purpose built 5-6km mainly all singletrack course. Open to teams of 3, 4 or 5 riders or brave solos. The course will be a shortened version of what was used in the Port Hills Classic in December 2005, utilising much of the great singletrack (plus some new bits) but with much less climbing per lap. More info will be posted here later, or contact porthills12hour@snap.net.nz


Sat 29 April 06 - Hunua Hardman and Woman - Hunua, South Auckland
A popular ride around the Hunua Ranges with 60km and 80km options for teams or individuals. For more info check out http://www.hunuahardman.co.nz.

Sun 30 April 06 - Mt Somers Classic - Mt Somers
Note that this event was postponed from the original Sunday 23rd April date due to the wind storm. Check their website for more details.
There are two courses...the Classic Hits 40km Challenge - for competent and competitive riders, and the Mt Somers Tavern 32km Recreational Ride for new and novice riders. The courses start and finish at the Mt Somers Domain and will traverse round lime works, coal mine, sand mining bush, snow grass and farm tracks with fantastic views, mostly on Mt Somers Station. Prizes for all grades as well as plenty of spot prizes. It is being organised by the Mayfield and District Lions Club. For more info, email info@mtsomersbikerace.co.nz, phone 03 307 0585, or check out www.mtsomersbikerace.co.nz.

Wed 3 May 06 - Night racing series race 1 - Bottlelake, Christchurch
MTB night racing at Bottle Lake Forest, Burwood, Christchurch. Starts Wednesday 3rd May & runs every Wednesday night during May - 5 weeks in total. You'll need a good set of lights that will last for about an hours racing and the course will be a 16-20km loop in the Bottle Lake Forest. Registation 6-6:45pm, Race start 7pm, costs $10 per race. Check out www.bluedogevents.co.nz for more info.

Sun 7 May 06 - The Yahoo Challenge - North Canterbury
Up to 3 laps of a 13.8km XC loop on a private farm. The course includes a purpose built downhill through forest terrain, creek crossings and undulating 4WD tracks. Entries close Wednesday 3 May. For more details check out www.pushbikes.co.nz, phone Richard on 03 313 5298 or 021 924 537, or email info@pushbikes.co.nz

Sun 7 May 06 - Dirt Works 100km Classic - Sydney,
A mountain bike endurance race, spanning over 100kms of challenging single track, fire trail and dirt roads. It comprises of three different loops through private property and the Yengo National Park, covering some awesome terrain that will get your blood flowing. This is an unique opportunity to ride some serious trails that have been previously inaccessible to the MTB community. Held in the St Albans Region, 105km North West of Sydney. They say this year is going to be bigger and better, with a course variation to keep you all on the edge of your seats. Entries open 1st February 2006, keep an eye on the website for further details. For more info go to www.maxadventure.com.au, or contact gary@maxadventure.com.au.

Wed 10 May 06 - Night racing series race 2 - Bottlelake, Christchurch
MTB night racing at Bottle Lake Forest, Burwood, Christchurch. Starts Wednesday 3rd May & runs every Wednesday night during May - 5 weeks in total. You'll need a good set of lights that will last for about an hours racing and the course will be a 16-20km loop in the Bottle Lake Forest. Registation 6-6:45pm, Race start 7pm, costs $10 per race. Check out www.bluedogevents.co.nz for more info.

Sat 13 May 06 - Cateye Moonride - Rotorua
24-hr and 12-hr options for individuals or teams of 5 riders. Both events use an 8km circuit that takes about 30 minutes. For more info phone Murray on 07 3780455 or check out www.moonride.co.nz

Sat 13 - Fri 19 May 06 - Central Australian Bike Challenge - Alice Springs,
Now this sounds like it would be worth heading across the Tasman for...Join serious and recreational riders from around Australia and across the world for a 7-day mountainbike adventure race like no other. Appreciate the advantages of starting and finishing each Stage in Alice Springs – and not having to move your gear and sleep in a different bed each night. If you choose – you can push yourself to the limit over approximately 300km of ever changing terrain and some of the best tracks available for mountain biking. Not only that – you can take in some of the most picturesque country the Red Centre has to offer. The CABC offers generous cash and/or prizes for all classes (more than $13000AUS). Cost is $440 Australian Dollars. Entries close 11th April 2006. Here is a brief summary of the seven stages (more details of each stage on their website):
13 May Prologue, 25km.
14 May Stage 1, Chambers Engineering Ridge Trail - Asprint Hill Sprint, 40km (TBC)
15 May Stage 2, The Rhodes Contracting Big One, 90km
16 May Stage 3, The Aurora Resorts & Hotels XC, 48km
17 May Stage 4, The Gorey & Cole Drillers Track, 50km
18 May Stage 5, Top Gear Car and 4WD Centre Route, 36km
19 May Stage 6, The Neata Glass Time Trial, 17km
More info at www.cabc.info/, or email Jack Oldfield at jackoldfield@hotmail.com.


Sun 14 May 06 - Nelson XC Series round 3 - Nelson
Held at Tantragee. Starts at the 4X by the Tantragee settling ponds. Then down the day night course (in reverse) to the pipe bridge by the motor camp and on to the Matai walkway. Along the walkway then up through the manuka section of the day night course, up Golf Rd, up Fireball Rd and down to Tantragee Saddle and down the new Nationals track back to the start/finish. Sign on 9am to 10am. Start 10.15am. More info from Mick Zeewoldt, 03 548 3113, or check out www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Wed 17 May 06 - Night racing series race 3 - Bottlelake, Christchurch
MTB night racing at Bottle Lake Forest, Burwood, Christchurch. Starts Wednesday 3rd May & runs every Wednesday night during May - 5 weeks in total. You'll need a good set of lights that will last for about an hours racing and the course will be a 16-20km loop in the Bottle Lake Forest. Registation 6-6:45pm, Race start 7pm, costs $10 per race. Check out www.bluedogevents.co.nz for more info.

Sun 21 May 06 - Marlborough Soup and Toast Series round 1 - Blenheim
Start and finish at Onamalutu Domain, North Bank of Wairau River. Sign in from 9.30am. Ride starts 10am. Course will be a loop around Birdlip and is suitable for most fitness levels and abilities. The race should be about one and a half hours. There are many classes of competition to suit your level of ability. There will be a small entry fee to cover costs. More info from Brent, 03 578 4499

Sun 21 May 06 - R&R Sport Karetai Dash & Crash - Dunedin
Combined points for hill climb and down hill on Karetai Rd. The uphill and downhill must be done on the same bike. Rego from 8.30am, race start 9am. Entry is only $15 and is fundraising for the MTB Worlds Squad members based at Dunedin. More info available at www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz.

Wed 24 May 06 - Night racing series race 4 - Bottlelake, Christchurch
MTB night racing at Bottle Lake Forest, Burwood, Christchurch. Starts Wednesday 3rd May & runs every Wednesday night during May - 5 weeks in total. You'll need a good set of lights that will last for about an hours racing and the course will be a 16-20km loop in the Bottle Lake Forest. Registation 6-6:45pm, Race start 7pm, costs $10 per race. Check out www.bluedogevents.co.nz for more info.

Sat 27 May 06 - Bivouac Outdoor Mt Isobel Challenge - Hanmer
An open mountain duathlon in the beautiful mountain setting of Hanmer Springs, involving a fantastic 8km 1000m ascent mountain run and a 20km mountain bike. Compete as a team or an individual. More info at www.hanmersprings.com/events/. Contact Roz and Andy at isobel-challenge@hanmersprings.com or phone (Hanmer Springs) 03 315 7686.
Note that this year there has been a change with the transition area for individual competitors - see the above website for more info.


Sun 28 May 06 - Nelson XC Series round 4 - Nelson
Held at Richmond Hills. Sign on 9-10am for 10.15am start. Event HQ will be at Easby Park which will be signposted off Hill St/ Chuchill Ave intersection. Course description: Starts and finishes at Easby Park. We will ride from the start, up the Tower Road until turning off to the right just before the line of Pylons down the singletrack ?Lost Time? and down to Tower Road near the Lodestone end. Then we will climb up Tower Road, then Lookout Road. We will ride up the road to the junction with Pylon Road. We will climb Pylon Road turn right into Fowler Road, then turn off Fowler Road , following a singletrack to Pylon Road below the junction with Tower Road. We will then descend Pylon Road, with a section of singletrack called "Walters Wiggles" to the right of Pylon Road descending across Pylon Road on to ?The Escalator? singletrack which takes us to Cypress Road. We will then climb up Cypress Road to the junction of Cypress Road and Pylon Road. We will then bear right up to the mountain-bike track and descend through the Lodestone gully singletrack. When we reach Tower Road, we will descend to the (Lodestone) junction with the multi-use track and ascend this track to the junction with Tower Road. We will turn right to do more laps or descend Tower Road to the finish at Easby Park. If the weather is good we will have a free sausage for all the finishers! More info from Rob Kay, 03 544 9666, or check out www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Sun 28 May 06 New date! - Milton Jailbreak - Milton
Note that this event was postponed from the original date due to heavy rain. Held 4km north of Milton. Rego from 9am, race start 10am. Pre-entry is $25 (late fee of $10). This year the ride has an additional 20km of challenging forestry terrain. It starts in behind the new prison on Narrowdale Road beside the golf course, with a 200m dash along an unsealed before turning into the Calder Stewart Forestry block. This forestry block is challenging with steep up-hills, descents, ruts, bogs, trees and of course the possibility of escaped convicts! More info available at www.miltonjailbreak.co.nz, or contact Paul on 021 404 613.

Wed 31 May 06 - Night racing series race 4 - Bottlelake, Christchurch
Note that this race is now race 4 of the series and race 5 (final) will be next week - this is due to the 24 May event being cancelled by heavy rain. MTB night racing at Bottle Lake Forest, Burwood, Christchurch. Starts Wednesday 3rd May & runs every Wednesday night during May - 5 weeks in total. You'll need a good set of lights that will last for about an hours racing and the course will be a 16-20km loop in the Bottle Lake Forest. Registation 6-6:45pm, Race start 7pm, costs $10 per race. Check out www.bluedogevents.co.nz for more info.

Sun 4 June 06 - Run 79 Lake Tekapo MTB Pursuit - Tekapo
A VERY scenic 90km course with gentle undulations (no major hillclimbs) on mostly gravel roads and tracks. The course starts and finishes at Tekapo Village and basically circumnavigates Lake Tekapo, including a crossing of the braided Godley River (approx. six knee deep crossings). More info at www.mtbpursuits.com. Contact Pete and Margaret at pete.marg@xtra.co.nz or on 03 685 8176 for more info

Sun 4 June 06 - Marlborough Soup and Toast Series round 2 - Blenheim
Coopers and Ben Eagle Farms, Maxwell Pass. Race and then recover at the end with soup and toast! Race starts 10am at Coopers woolshed, Maxwell Pass, Blenheim. More info from Graham, 03 578 2261

Wed 7 June 06 - Night racing series race 5 (final) - Bottlelake, Christchurch
Note that this race is now the final, due to the 24 May event being cancelled by heavy rain. MTB night racing at Bottle Lake Forest, Burwood, Christchurch. Starts Wednesday 3rd May & runs every Wednesday night during May - 5 weeks in total. You'll need a good set of lights that will last for about an hours racing and the course will be a 16-20km loop in the Bottle Lake Forest. Registation 6-6:45pm, Race start 7pm, costs $10 per race. Check out www.bluedogevents.co.nz for more info.

Sun 11 June 06 - Canterbury Winter Series race 1 - Bottle Lake Forest
Race 1 of the very popular Canterbury Winter Series. This course is very fast and flat, and includes a combination of MTB singletrack and forestry roads. Expert 45km, Sport 30km, Rec 15km. More details and entry forms at www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sun 11 June 06 - Nelson XC Series round 5 - Nelson
Postponed till 1 July. Was going to be held at Rabbit Island. For more info see www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Sun 11 June 06 - Hanmer Social Ride - Hanmer Springs
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride around the Hanmer tracks. Meeting at Hanmer Domain car park. Phone Robbie Halliday on 388 1253 for more info.

Sun 18 June 06 - Marlborough Club XC Champs round 1 - Blenheim
Rego from 9.45am at Endeavour Park, Waikawa Rd, Picton. Start time 10.30 on a course that could be challenging if wet. Alternatively there will be a shorter more friendly course for recreational class riders. Entry fee $5. All welcome. More info from Geoff, 03 577 6628

Sun 18 June 06 - Alexandra Winter MTB Series Round 1 - Alexandra
Meet corner Little Valley Rd and Tucker Hill Rd, Alexandra. An exciting series of MTB races in the heart of Central Otago's Winter playground. Approx. 20-25km. 9.30am rego, 10am start. Spot prizes at each event. Category prizes for four-event series entrants. Entry is $20 per round or $75 for the series. $1500 prizes. Contact Grant Lyon, 03 448 8048. Entry forms available here.

Sun 25 June 06 - Marlborough Soup and Toast Series round 3 - Blenheim
Taylor Dam. More info from Dave, 03 579 3316

Sun 25 June 06 - Lake Waianiwaniwa - Sheffield
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride in the area of the proposed Lake. Meeting at Yaldhurst Pub. Phone Ian McKenzie on 355 0684 for more info.

Sat 1 July 06 - Nelson XC Series round 5 - Nelson
This event was postponed from 11 June. Now to be held at Maitai Farm (off Ralphine Way). Sign on from 12.30pm, race start 1.30pm. Please note that this course is on private land and cannot be ridden at any other time. For more info see www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz, or contact Ken Page 03 548 3368 (wk) or 03 545 7967 (hm).

Sun 2 July 06 - Alexandra Winter MTB Series Round 2 - Alexandra
Meet at Sheepshead Station Woolshed (signposted), Alexandra. An exciting series of MTB races in the heart of Central Otago's Winter playground. Approx. 20-25km. 9.30am rego, 10am start. Spot prizes at each event. Category prizes for four-event series entrants. Entry is $20 per round or $75 for the series. $1500 prizes. Contact Grant Lyon, 03 448 8048. Entry forms available here.

Sun 2 July 06 - Coffs Mountain Marathon - Coffs Harbour, Northern NSW,
Coff's Hard 100km Marathon, and Coff's Soft 50km Marathon. From the coast into the rainforest with a combination of good amounts of singletrack, fireroad, creek crossings, climbs, gravel road. The events starts and ends at the Nana Glen Showgrounds which is about 25 kms north of Coffs Harbour on the back road called the 'Orara Way' to Grafton. The ride starts at Nana Glen heads east up Sherwood Cliffs, north along Sherwood Rd, east towards Woopi, south to Bucca (Moonee) race track, and then back onto Sherwood Rd to Nana Glen. More info at www.twowheelpromotions.com.au

Sun 9 July 06 - Canterbury Winter Series race 2 - Bottlelake
CHANGE OF VENUE. From Rod..."This event will now be at Bottle Lake Forest NOT Orton Bradley Park. I went over to Orton Bradley Park on the weekend to check out the conditions & although optimistic that it would be ok unfortunately it is just too wet & muddy to race there. In some places the mud is knee deep & the downhill sections would pretty much be unrideable, so in the interests of your safety & the fact that you would spend more time off your bike than racing I made the decision to go back to Bottle Lake."
Race 2 of the very popular Canterbury Winter Series. The course includes steep climbs interspersed with undulating riding, great downhills, stream crossings and great views. Experts 21km, Sport 14km, Rec 7km. More details and entry forms at www.bluedogevents.co.nz


Sun 9 July 06 - Marlborough Club XC Champs round 2 - Blenheim
Beneagle, Taylors Pass Rd (follow Maxwell Rd out past the MTB park and follow the MTB signs. Multi lap course suitable for all abilities and fitness levels. Sign in 10am, $5 entry fee, everyone welome. If you haven't done much cross country racing the Marlborough courses are great to get started on. More info from Dominic, 03 577 8516

Sun 9 July 06 - Alexandra Winter MTB Series Round 3 - Alexandra
Meet Omeo Creek Rd, Alexandra. An exciting series of MTB races in the heart of Central Otago's Winter playground. Approx. 20-25km. 9.30am rego, 10am start. Spot prizes at each event. Category prizes for four-event series entrants. Entry is $20 per round or $75 for the series. $1500 prizes. Contact Grant Lyon, 03 448 8048. Entry forms available here.

Wed 26 July 06 - Night racing - Bottlelake
More details at www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sun 30 July 06 - Hi Way Six O Birthday Bash Mountain Bike Race - Blenheim
Come and celebrate John Meek's 60th birthday at Jentree Farm, 1066 Taylor Pass Rd, Blenheim. Multilap racing to rejuvenate your skills and endurance on new and old Jentree Trails featuring the Gully Trap, Gurgler Pig Root and Up Ewe Tracks. Reality mountainbiking as it was meant to be by racing in grades to suit your ability. Sign on from 9am for registration and briefing. Race starts 10.30 sharp. Entry fee $10.00 to go towards on going track maintenance and spray costs. The Jentree tracks have featured local, Top of The South and New Zealand events and has been applauded by national and international riders as a top level racing circuit that is often used for skills training by riders seeking higher honours. This place is simply awesome! John and Jenny invite all riders and supporters to join them for Coffee & Cake served in the Jentree Boardroom Barn. For more information contact John Meek, 03 577 9783, johnmeek@xtra.co.nz. Let them know you are coming and they will bake the cakes! Pre riding and volunteer track workers welcome. This event supported by Mountainbiking Marlborough and Nelson Mountain Biking.

Sun 30 July 06 - Alexandra Winter MTB Series Round 4 - Alexandra
Meet Fraser Domain, Alexandra. An exciting series of MTB races in the heart of Central Otago's Winter playground. Approx. 20-25km. 9.30am rego, 10am start. Spot prizes at each event. Category prizes for four-event series entrants. Entry is $20 per round or $75 for the series. $1500 prizes. Contact Grant Lyon, 03 448 8048. Entry forms available here.

Wed 2 August 06 - Night racing - Bottlelake
More details at www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Cancelled - The Classic Hits Caveman MTB Race - Cave, South Canterbury
The 2006 event was cancelled due to the big June snow storm. Mix of terrain with awesome views. Starts and finishes at the Cave Arms Tavern (just off the state highway between Timaru and Fairlie). The course is approx. 26kms, over undulating hill country on farm and 4WD tracks. The views are spectacular, and the course is quite rideable, classed as technically moderate. For more details check out www.thecyclery.co.nz or email ibike@xtra.co.nz.

Wed 9 August 06 - Night racing - Bottlelake
More details at www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sun 13 August 06 - Canterbury Winter Series race 3 - Montgomery Spur
Race 3 of the very popular Canterbury Winter Series. A reasonably tough course with heaps of climbing and fast downhills on open 4WD tracks and grass paddocks. Experts 20km, Sport 15km, Rec 10km. More details and entry forms at www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Wed 16 August 06 - Night racing (series final) - Bottlelake
More details at www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sat 19 August 06 - The Highlander - Rotorua
Starting and finishing under the canopy of giant redwoods in Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua, the 70km Highlander Marathon is quite an adventure. The course includes approx 60% single track, as well as 4WD tracks and gravel roads, incorporating much of the world renowned Whakarewarewa trail network. And what better time to head to Rotorua, with the World Champs happening right through the following week! For more info check out www.n-duro.co.nz, or email dean.watson@n-duro.co.nz.

Sun 20 August 06 - Reynolds Valley - Banks Peninsula
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride from Reynolds Valley (Little River) to Birdlings Flat. Meeting at Princess Margaret Hospital. Phone Andy Robertson on 384 7188 for more info.

22-27 August 06 - UCI Mountainbike World Championships - Rotorua
The World Champs are in New Zealand! We get to showcase our trails to the mountainbiking world and to see the world’s best in action in our own backyard. How cool is that? The event village and courses for the Worlds are on the slopes of Mount Ngongotaha, an imposing sentinel at the northern approach to the city. This will optimize spectator access and TV coverage for a potential worldwide audience of 200 million people, and locate cross country, downhill, 4-cross and trials in one venue. The Downhill track will initially run through the land of local Maori, the Ngati Whakaue, before charging down through the Skyline Skyrides estate with it’s gondola, restaurants and luge tracks, to a finish line just above the bottom gondola station. This will be where the main village will be located and will also be the start/finish area for the XC. The XC course will wind up to the top gondola station and then descend back to the village. Trials will be located in and around the village and the 4X course will be just down the road in a natural amphitheatre at the Mountain Action adventure park. The proposed schedule is:
TUESDAY 22 AUGUST:
Accreditation Centre opens; XC and DH training (morning); 1330 Team Relay; 1800 Opening Ceremony starts (parade of nations led by 2006 Team Relay World Champions)
WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST:
1000 XC – Junior Women; 1300 XC – Junior Men; 1000 DH training (all day); 1000 Trials training (all day)
THURSDAY 24 AUGUST:
1000 DH training; 1000 Trials qualifications 20”; 1300 DH seeding; 1300 XC - U23 Women
FRIDAY 25 AUGUST:
1000 XC - U23 Men; 1000 Trials Women 20”/26”; 1300 4X; 1900 NZONE World bicycle high jump record attempt!
SATURDAY 26 AUGUST:
1000 DH Junior Women, DH Junior Men, DH Elite Women, DH Elite Men; 1000 Trials Qualification Men 26”
SUNDAY 27 AUGUST: 1000 XC Elite Women; 1000 Trials Elite Finals 20”/26; 1400 XC Elite Men; 1700 Closing Ceremony; 1900 Competitors/Officials/Volunteers farewell party - Redwoods
More info can be found on the Rotorua World Champs website: www.2006RotoruaMTB.com


Sat 2 - Sun 3 September 06 - Mountainbike Orienteering National Champs - Hanmer
The nationals are in the South Island again! A two-day event at Hanmer Springs will include the NZ Championship for 2006. The extensive forest was mapped for the inaugural championship in 2000. The terrain includes purpose-built MTB singletrack, a flat area with a complex network of walking and biking tracks, forest roads and skidder tracks. The championship will be a specified-sequence event on Saturday 2 September, with a non-championship score event (rogaine/trailquest) the next day. Will be a fantastic weekend of racing. Click here for an entry form. More info at www.mapsport.co.nz/mtbo/mtbo.html

Sat 2 - Sun 3 September 06 - Flight Centre Cycle EPIC - Queensland,
A very popular iconic event renowned as Australia's toughest single day MTB endurance event. It also doubles as the Australian MTB Marathon Champs this year. The course takes you from Preston outside of Toowoomba to the Peppers Hidden Vale Resort. All this is conveniently located a leisurely one hour drive from Brisbane city, one and a half hours from the glitter and attractions of the Gold Coast and two hours from the famous beaches of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. The 100km course follows the Bicentennial National Trail through South East Queensland's picturesque valley. The terrain ranges from single and 4WD track through to graded fire trail and bitumen. There is also a 50km event. Heaps of cash and product prizes. Perfect time of the year for Kiwi riders to head over to Queensland for a holiday! Apparently quite a few Kiwis went over last year for this event. All the details are at www.cycleepic.com.au

Sun 3 September 06 - Top of the South XC Series Race 1 - Blenheim
Blenheim MTB Park. Entry Fee $10 - includes day membership and liability insurance coverage for non-club members. Best three results including a start in the final count for overall series placing. www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Sun 10 September 06 - Canterbury Winter Series race 4 (final) - Ashley Forest
Race 4 (final) of the very popular Canterbury Winter Series. The course is mostly on 4WD tracks offering good "hammer hard" mountainbiking. It has a 4km climb, undulating riding and a great downhill. Experts 45km, Sport 30km, Rec 15km. More details and entry forms at www.bluedogevents.co.nz

Sun 10 September 06 - Top of the South XC Series Race 2 - Nelson
Tantragee. Entry Fee $10 - includes day membership and liability insurance coverage for non-club members. Best three results including a start in the final count for overall series placing. Map of the course available at www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Sat 16 September 06 - Haggis Hunter 6 Hour Day/Night Race - Dunedin
Forrester Park/Bethunes Gully, Nort East Valley, Dunedin. 4pm - 10pm. Only $30 for solo, $60 per team (2-4 riders). More details and entry forms at www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz, or contact Glyn Howell at glyn.howell[at]switchbuild.co.nz

Sat 16 September 06 - Powerade 12hr Day-Night Thriller - Taupo
This is a huge MTB event (in fact it was the biggest MTB event in NZ in 2005, with 3000 riders!). Individuals, teams of two/three or four/five compete on an 8km, 30 minute circuit from 10.30am to 10.30pm. The circuit is specifically designed for the event to cater for all ability levels. The track includes fast open park grounds, awesome downhill, pine needle covered forest tracks, challenging single tracks and magnificent scenery including the mighty Waikato River. Check out www.daynightthriller.co.nz for more info or email info@eventpromotions.co.nz.

Sun 17 September 06 - Mountainbike map sport event - McLeans Island, Christchurch
The first official event on the new ECan purpose-built MTB track. A 2-hour score format event (like a rogaine on a bike). Mass start at 1.30pm. From Christchurch, head out McLeans Island Rd and look for the signs turning you off to your right 2 km west of Orana Park. Flat pine forest on old river bed with an extensive network of tracks and stopbanks, including the new 10km ECan track. There may be more details nearer the time at www.papo.org.nz. Enter on the day for $15.

Sun 17 September 06 - Nelson Hillclimb Series Race 1 - Nelson
Grampians Hill. Register from 9.30am for 10.30am start. Start at 30 sec intervals at the gate end of Blick Tce to Cattle Stop. Nelson MTB club members $2, non-members $5. www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Sat 30 September 06 - Blenheim's Twilight Series Race - Taylors Pass
This is a very popular course, taking in some of the walking tracks usually out of bounds to mountain bikes. The lap is about 9km, and it is up to the individual how many times they complete the course. It is a semi serious event with competitors stopping and starting at will to take on refreshments for bike and body, and to fit lights for the dark laps. Sign in at the mountainbike park, Taylor Pass Road at 5pm for a 5:30pm start. All welcome, there will be a $5 entry fee. www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Sun 1 October 06 - Worsleys Spur to Godley Head Social Ride - Christchurch
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride. Meeting at Princess Margaret Hospital at 9am. Phone Ian McKenzie on 355 0684 for more info.

Sun 1 October 06 - Rail Trail Challenge 100 Mile Adventure Ride - Clyde
Never done the Otago Rail Trail? Ridden it, loved it and want to do it again? Well now you can ride the entire length in one day! Organised by Cycling Otago. Commencing 8am at Clyde and finishing 6pm at Middlemarch. This ride is 157km in length, riders can ride solo or in teams swapping at one of the four transitions point on the route. There are a wide selection of classes and categories to enter. Your entry fee includes Lunch & Dinner. $1000 to the first competitor over the finish line (thanks to Cycle Surgery). Early bird entry is $55 before 1st August, thereafter $70 per competitor. www.rtc100.co.nz has all the details as well as an entryform. For more info contact John at jhw@xtra.co.nz

Sun 1 October 06 - Nelson Hillclimb Series Race 2 - Nelson
Linton Hill. Start at linton Flat, Maitai Valley. Register from 9.30am for 10.30am start. Start at 30 sec intervals. Nelson MTB club members $2, non-members $5. www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Sat 7 October 06 - MTB map sport event - Taieri
Assemble at Taieri Athletics Club Rooms, Reid Ave, Mosgiel. 6, 4 & 2hr courses start at 10am, 11am and 2pm. All finish at 4pm. Bring pencil, watch & $10 entry fee. All welcome.
www.dunedinorienteering.com


Sun 8 October 06 - Nelson Hillclimb Series Race 3 - Nelson
Barnicoat Hill. Register from 9.30am for 10.30am start. Start at 30 sec intervals from gate near quarry to the top. Nelson MTB club members $2, non-members $5. www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Mon 9 October 06 - South Island Masters Games MTB event - Timaru
To be eligible, riders must be 30 years plus as at 11 October 2006. A unique circuit on private land & Centennial Park, this course is only available for the SMIG every second year. No pre-riding is possible on the private sections. Riders 54 & under cover five 5km laps, while those 55 years plus ride three 5km laps of an extremely varied course. You MUST be registered to the SI Masters Games to enter. Contact Grant or Lesley at ibike@timaru.com for more details, or check out www.simasters.co.nz. Entry form booklets will be available in bike shops closer to the time.

Sat 14 October 06 - BikeHQ 12 hour Day/Nighter - McLeans Island
10am-10pm. Also Fulton Hogan 6 Hour Blast, 10am-4pm. McLeans Forest Park, McLeans Island Road, Christchurch (opposite Orana Park). More details at www.bluedogevents.co.nz.

Sun 15 October 06 - Linger & Die XC - Alexandra
Round one of the Altitude Adventures/Otago MTB Club Southern Series. Signposted from Tuckers Hill Road Rail Trail carpark. Rego from 9am, briefing 9.45am, start 10am. For Further info contact Phil Oliver, Altitude Adventures, 03 448 8917, phil@altidudeadventures.co.nz or check out the Otago MTB Club website... www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz

Sun 15 October 06 - The Mammoth - Nelson area
16th year running of this event!. Mystery course. Race organiser Bryce Buckland says, "This event just gets easier every year. Flatter hills, warmer water, blunter gorse prickles and downhill both ways (the usual). This year will be easier than most (no really) and back again by (un)popular demand for the 16th year. Some new single track and some re-opened specials to delight your knuckles. Nuff said. Just better get ready and don't you be the one to say you wussed out!" More details and entryforms are available at www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz, or contact Bryce Buckland on 547 1554

Sun 15 October 06 - The Gentle Annie - Hawkes Bay
This event has been postponed till 28 January 2007

Sun 15 October 06 - Mid-North Island MTB Champs Round 1 - Taupo
A 35km single lap around the popular trails at Wairakei Forest (Craters). There is also a non-competitive 20km course (not part of the series). Rego 9am. Start 10am. Spot Prizes. More info and an entry form at www.biketaupo.org.nz. The series involves four cross-country rounds held at the popular MTB locations within the mid-North Island, of Taupo (Wairakei Forest), Tokoroa (Cougar MTB Park), Rotorua (Whakawerawera) & Napier (Eskdale MTB Park). You may enter as many, or as few rounds as you wish. Your total series score is taken from your best 3 rounds, but should there be a tie, then all 4 rounds will count. NB: You must enter the final round in Napier to be eligible for the series & the 1st place trophies, or silver & bronze medals in each category. Each round is held & run independantly by the host club, where you can pre-enter or enter-on-the-day.

Sun 22 October 06 - The Taumarunui RSA MTB Challenge - Taumarunui
50km loop using seal, gravel, 4WD and singletrack, starting and finishing at Taumarunui. Entry is $70. Pre-entry closes 15 October, afterwhich is $80. Entry forms and more info at www.kururaukrusher.co.nz

Mon 23 October 06 (Labour day) - The Totara Peaks Gut Buster - Twizel
This is a great event with a very friendly atmosphere. A choice of 15km and 26km courses using well-maintained 4WD tracks on the Totara Peaks Station along the shores of beautiful Lake Benmore. Includes a couple of grunty but steady climbs on the Benmore Range. Fabulous views across the shores of Lake Benmore to Mt Cook. The 26km course has 760m of climbing, mostly over 2 main hills, and has a winning time of around 1hr 20min. Each year the proceeds go towards a local Twizel community group. Contact Tracy on 03 435 0138, trainor@clear.net.co.nz, or Ali on 03 435 0562, bellshoney@xtra.co.nz. More details and entry forms available at www.twizel.com. This event is part of the annual Twizel "Hard Labour Weekend" which includes the 18.5km Ben Ohau Pyramid Run on the Saturday and the Meridian Energy Kayak Challenge (Kayaking down the spectacular canals & lakes) on the Sunday.

Sat 28 October 06 - Alpine Energy 12 hour day/night MTB race - Timaru
Starting at Midday and finishing at Midnight, based in the Centennial Park, Timaru. A great mountainbiking day out for all levels of ability. Open to individuals and teams (2-5 riders). Mixed teams - if there are 5 riders, 2 must be women. Corporate Teams - all riders must either work there or be in the immediate family of person working. Categories: Solo male and female, and Teams Junior (12–18yrs), Open Men (19–34yrs), Open Women (19–34yrs), Vet Men (35–44yrs), Vet Women (35+), Superman Vets (45+), Mixed, Corporate. The concept of the event is very basic: ride as many laps of the course (approx. 8km) as you can over the 12hr period. The start/finish will be at the Old Boys Rugby Clubrooms, Quarry Road, Timaru. There will be a transition area on the Lower Boys High School Grounds, where competitors can have a tent/gazebo/shelter as a transition area (where teams will change riders). The course will run from Old Boys, through transition on the Lower Boys High Grounds and then onto a circuit through Centennial Park back to Old Boys. Entry Forms are available now at www.thecyclery.co.nz or email ibike@xtra.co.nz.

Was to be Sat 28 - Sun 29 October 06 - Mountainbike map sport weekend - Naseby
This event was postponed as windfalls and extreme fire risk meant the Naseby Forest was closed for a while. Will hopefully be rescheduled sometime. www.dunedinorienteering.com

Sun 29 October 06 - Top of the South XC Series Race 3 - Nelson
Aniseed Valley. Entry Fee $10 - includes day membership and liability insurance coverage for non-club members. Best three results including a start in the final count for overall series placing. Map of the course available at www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Sun 30 October 06 - Huxster XC series race 1 - Bottlelake Forest
Organised by Huxster (Canterbury Secondary School MTB Club) for secondary school aged riders. This is the first of the three race series this summer (plan is to hold round 2 at Victoria Park and round 3 on the new Living Springs race course - more details later). At the Bottlelake Forest round there will be three separate events...
1) a XC event with a lap style course - senior riders will do the longest distance and year 7 and 8 the shortest;
2) a DH bike teams event - two riders per team, bikes can only have one chain ring on the front - the riders each do a lap and the best combined times win. Cash prizes for this race, 1st place teams get $50, 2nd $40, 3rd $30. Four age groups; and
3) a bike trials event with a course set up just for the day - hopefully with some great prizes
More details and updates at www.huxster.co.nz


Was to be Sun 5 November 06 - Nelson Hillclimb Series Race 4 - Nelson
Event cancelled.

Sun 5 November 06 - The Coastal Classic - Taieri Mouth
Taieri Mouth is about 30 minutes south of Dunedin. Choose between the standard 42km course - "a comparably safe, but challenging course on well formed, clay/gravel roads & tracks”, the Hardnut 61km course, or the new 15km novice course. This year the race will start and finish in Livingstonia Park. Firstly travelling 5km traversing the Otago coastline on both sealed and unsealed roads before entering the Akatore forest, providing magnificent scenery, variety of terrain, challenging climbs and rewarding descents. Leaving Akatore forest participants travel a short distance before re-entering forestry tracks and then a short sprint on gravel back to Livingstonia Park. More details available at www.coastalclassic.org.nz, or by contacting either Donald Brown, d.cbrown@xtra.co.nz, ph 03-488-4644, fax (03) 488-4484, 0274-937-077, or Wayne Jopson, wayne.jopson@belltea.co.nz, PO Box 463, Dunedin.

Sun 5 November 06 - Mid-North Island MTB Champs Round 2 - Tokoroa
Couger MTB Park. More info and an entry form at www.tokoroamtb.co.nz. The series involves four cross-country rounds held at the popular MTB locations within the mid-North Island, of Taupo (Wairakei Forest), Tokoroa (Cougar MTB Park), Rotorua (Whakawerawera) & Napier (Eskdale MTB Park). You may enter as many, or as few rounds as you wish. Your total series score is taken from your best 3 rounds, but should there be a tie, then all 4 rounds will count. NB: You must enter the final round in Napier to be eligible for the series & the 1st place trophies, or silver & bronze medals in each category. Each round is held & run independantly by the host club, where you can pre-enter or enter-on-the-day.

Sat 11 November 06 - Molesworth Muster - Molesworth
ENTRIES NOW FULL. A 80km point-to-point adventure ride on a fairly easy gravel road from Molesworth Station to Hanmer Springs. Entry is $95 per person. More info available at www.bluedogevents.co.nz or by contacting Rod on 03 331 7990, 021 288 6908 or at blue.dog@clear.net.nz.

Sun 12 November 06
- Top of the South XC Series Race 4 (final) - Blenheim
The good folk up north have changed the date of this event so now riders can compete in both this event and the Vulcaniser the following weekend...perfect lead-up for those competing in the nationals, or just wanting to make the most of both these great courses! The TOTS final will be a combination of the fantastic Jentree and Beneagle courses. Entry Fee just $10 - includes day membership and liability insurance coverage for non-club members. Best three results from the series, including a start in the final, count for overall series placings. www.nelsonmountainbikeclub.org.nz.

Sun 12 November 06 - Lake Coleridge Social Ride - Canterbury Foothills
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride. Meeting at Yaldhurst Pub carpark at 9am. Phone Danny Brooks on 329 2126 for more info.

Sun 12 November 06 - Whare Flat Tyre Festival - Dunedin
Registration at Corner of Whare Flat Rd and access road to Racemans by the Scout Grounds at the bottom of Three Mile Hill. NOTE: Access to Whare flat is via Saddle Hill / Mosgiel. Wet weather this weekend meant that the motorcycle club hill climb on 3 mile hill was postponed to the same Sunday as this event so 3 mile hill is closed to through traffic. Rego 9-9:45am, Briefing 9:45am, Start 10am. Expert: Single 35km lap, Sport: Single 20km lap, Rec: Single 15km lap. See entry form for categories and entry fees. www.mountainbikingotago.co.nz

Sun 12 November 06 - Vaude Highland Fling - Bundanoon, Southern Highlands, NSW,
ENTRIES NOW FULL. The Vaude Highland Fling is a 100km MTB marathon starting and finishing in the village of Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia. Open to solo or teams. The 100km will follow a unique route that will take you out from Bundanoon on great tracks and eventually into and around Penrose State Forest and out via farmland to Wingello. From here you enter the beautiful forest and gully country of Wingello State Forest. You then loop back to Wingello village and follow a different route back into Penrose State Forest and eventually back to Bundanoon. All but 2km of the route will be off-road using singletrack, open paddock, rough tracks, dirt roads. There is a total of 2450m of enjoyable climbing and given you finish back where you started that means there’s 2450m of sweet downhill! It will test all who take on the challenge. Entries open online 13 June and will be limited to 1000 riders. Heaps more info can be found at www.wildhorizons.com.au, or email fling@wildhorizons.com.au.

17-19 November 06 - Queen Charlotte Track Social Ride - Marlborough Sounds
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride. Phone Rick Zawodny on 384 7112 for more info.


The Vulcaniser
Sunday 19 November 2006 (the last day of Christchurch Show Weekend)
Omihi coast, North Canterbury
Proudly supported by Fleet Cycles
Similar to the popular course used for the "Waipara" round of the 2006 MTBNZ National Series but with a few improvements including rerouting some of the steeper sections and widening lots of the narrow singletrack. This is a fairly demanding hilly technical course that experienced riders rave about and intermediate riders love for the satisfying challenge that it provides. The 4.5km course includes over 3km of sweet hand built singletrack, mostly through native forest, including some new sections built recently. Also fantastic for spectators with great forest action plus awesome coastal scenery. Entry forms available in bike shops, and can also be downloaded from the website. Heaps more details, maps, altitude profiles etc available at www.mountainbike.orcon.net.nz, or phone us on 03 980 9432



Sun 19 November 06 - Little River Railtrail womens only MTB ride - Motukarara
Just for the girls! A fun 24km ride on the Little River Rail Trail from the Motukarara Domain, along the Little River Railtrail to the finish line and festivities at the Little River Domain. Along the way indulge in the smooth non-technical riding surface and breath-taking views across Lake Ellesmere and Lake Forsyth. Open to individuals (junior, open, vet) or teams of three (all team members complete the course and times combined). Entry is $40 per rider. A percentage of every entry supports the on going development of the Little River Railtrail. In addition, every participant receives a selection of sponsors’ products and is eligible to win spot prizes to the value of $5000. More info and entry forms available at www.railride.co.nz, or contact the organisers at info@railride.co.nz, or phone 021 150 2019.

Sun 19 November 06 - Bike the Brothers - Pleasant Point
There will be two races, starting and finishing at Raincliff Camp. A 41 km ride for the competent rider and a 25 km recreational ride for the new and novice rider. Both rides climb up onto the crest of the Brothers where you will get fantastic views acoss the Fairlie Basin, the Hunter Hills and across to the Pacific Coast. Continuing along 4WD roads, farmland and farm tracks you will then descend back down to the Opihi River Valley down more farm tracks, shingle roads and farmland to cross the Opihi River just before the finish line back at Raincliff. A large portion of the course traverses private property and presents an ideal opportunity to view the area. Entry forms are now available from most main bike shops in Canterbury and Otago. Entry forms will also be able to be downloaded on www.southisland.org.nz/events. Enquiries to ph 03 614 7281.


McDonald Downs
Saturday 25 November 2006, Waipara Valley, North Canterbury
Proudly supported by R&R Sport
A popular adventure race/ride with three fantastic high country courses to choose from, all mostly using 4WD tracks. Limited to 400 riders. Entries closed 20 November.
- Summit course (new course that goes to the summit of the Brothers Range), 42km, 1800m climbing, for the very keen (involves some pretty serious climbing!)
- Thirtyfive course, 35km, 1300m climbing, a popular course for competent riders who love hills
- Intro course (using new course this year), 13.5km, 320m climbing, for those who don't want too much (easier and shorter course than in the past)

Entry forms available in bike shops and R&R Sport (Chch store) and can also be downloaded from the website. Heaps more details, including maps, altitude profiles etc available at www.mountainbike.orcon.net.nz, or get hold of us on 03 980 9432 or at mtbrace[at]paradise.net.nz



Sat 25 November 06 - Pub-to-Pub Bannockburn Gutbuster - Bannockburn
A 75km point-to-point adventure ride from Garston to Bannockburn via the Nevis Road. The course is around 75km long and includes two big hills (climbing 800m and 640m) and some 25 or more fords. Entry forms should be available around a month beforehand. More details available later at www.cromwell.org.nz, or contact Terry Emmitt on 0274 849 424 or email info@cromwell.org.nz

Sun 26 November 06 - 4 Peaks Challenge - Nelson
Event cancelled.

Sun 3 December 06 - Hanmer Hammerhead - Hanmer Springs
Singletrack galore in the fantastic Hanmer Forest. Rego from 8.30am, briefing 10.15am, start 10.30am. Pre-entry is $35 ($45 on the day). More details at www.hanmersprings.com/events/

Sun 3 December 06 - Mid-North Island MTB Champs Round 3 - Rotorua
Whakawerawera Forest. More info and an entry form at http://rotorua.mtbclub.org.nz. The series involves four cross-country rounds held at the popular MTB locations within the mid-North Island, of Taupo (Wairakei Forest), Tokoroa (Cougar MTB Park), Rotorua (Whakawerawera) & Napier (Eskdale MTB Park). You may enter as many, or as few rounds as you wish. Your total series score is taken from your best 3 rounds, but should there be a tie, then all 4 rounds will count. NB: You must enter the final round in Napier to be eligible for the series & the 1st place trophies, or silver & bronze medals in each category. Each round is held & run independantly by the host club, where you can pre-enter or enter-on-the-day.

Sat 9 December 06 - Lake Manapouri's West arm to Lake Monowai, via Percy Pass - Fiordland
Come and bike one of the most scenic routes in New Zealand, in the beautiful Fiordland National Park. Percy Pass lies between Lake Manapouri's West Arm and South Arm. The ride involves meeting at Borland Lodge, Lake Monowai on Friday night, a boat trip across Lake Manapouri early Saturday, then onto the bikes for a 800m climb over Percy Pass, followed by a 2-3km bush bashing down a steep incline to a rough road before having lunch at the shelter at South Arm. After another 25km or so up the Grebe Valley it's another 800m climb over Borland Saddle to Lake Monowai. All up it's approx 80km and 8-10hours. Note that there are no support vehicles. Cost is $65 (for boat trip and evening meal), maximum of 40 riders. This route is described by the Kennett Brothers as one of the 10 best MTB rides in NZ. Participation on this ride is entirely at your own risk and you'll need to sign a waiver to that effect at the start. More info is available at www.mtbrides.co.nz, or email mtbrides@xtra.co.nz.

Sun 10 December 06 - Arrowsmith Thee Ride - Lake Heron
A 42km course on Mt Arrowsmith station. Part of Methven's Mighty Multi-sport Madness Weekend. The course heads up the South Ashburton River, nearly to the source, up and over a saddle, into the Cameron River and then back down to the finish. The course uses 4WD tracks and bits of river bed and involves a couple of climbs, the last being considered hard (some recreational riders will have to do a bit of walking in 2-3 places, which could be 40-60 minutes of the total time). Great views of the South Ashburton and Cameron Glaciers. Entry is $50 for recreational riders (starting earlier) and $65 for the race category. Entry forms available in shops now. More info at www.methvenrace.sportzhub.com, or by contacting Simon Hampton at methvenrace[at]xtra.co.nz, or on 03 302 1822.

Sun 10 December 06 - Craigieburn Forest Social Ride - Canterbury Foothills
A Canterbury Mountainbike Club Social Ride. Meeting at Yaldhurst Pub carpark at 9am. Phone Kaila Colbin on 337 9224 for more info.

Sun 17 December 06 - Haggis Basher XC - Dunedin
Bethunes Gully, Forrester Park. Rego 8:30-9:15am, briefing 9:15am, start 9:30am. Expert = 4 Laps of Nats course, Sport = 4 Laps Masters course plus Norwood St Extension, Rec = 2 Laps Masters course. More info and entry form at www.ourpage.co.nz/mtbohb/

Sun 17 December 06 - Mid-North Island MTB Champs Round 4 (final) - Napier
Eskdale MTB Park. More info and an entry form at www.hawkesbaymtb.co.nz. The series involves four cross-country rounds held at the popular MTB locations within the mid-North Island, of Taupo (Wairakei Forest), Tokoroa (Cougar MTB Park), Rotorua (Whakawerawera) & Napier (Eskdale MTB Park). You may enter as many, or as few rounds as you wish. Your total series score is taken from your best 3 rounds, but should there be a tie, then all 4 rounds will count. NB: You must enter the final round in Napier to be eligible for the series & the 1st place trophies, or silver & bronze medals in each category. Each round is held & run independantly by the host club, where you can pre-enter or enter-on-the-day.

Sat 30 December 06 - Bannockburn MTB Classic - Bannockburn
A very popular event over the holiday period that takes you into the hills of Bannockburn (just down the road from Queenstown). Three courses to choose from:
Classic ride - 35km of great mountain terrain, including gravel roads and undulating 4WD tracks with a climb of about 600m. Ride time of 1hr 30min - 3hrs
Sport ride - 22km of great mountainbiking, including gravel roads and 4WD tracks with a climb of 350m. Ride time of 45min - 1hr 45min
Recreation ride - 10km of gravel road and 4WD tracks. Ideal for first timers or families with children over 10yrs. Ride time of 30min - 1hr.
More info at www.cromwell.org.nz, or contact Terry Emmitt on 0274 849 424 or email info@cromwell.org.nz





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