The round Lake Taupo Cycling Challenge is the largest cycling event in New Zealand, with over 10,000 riders taking up the challenge. Held in November each year on the picturesque Lake Taupo it’s the cycling event not to be missed.

It is famous for the 160km cycle of Lake Taupo, but there are over 15 categories to choose from including both mountain and road options catering for all levels of fitness.

Riding New Zealand’s benchmark cycling event begins with a single turn of a pedal and every year thousands come to give one of the 20 event categories a go, crack a personal best and spend a day riding around Australasia’s largest lake. Join with people from 20 countries around the Globe and make 2015 your Cycle Challenge year!

Whether you’re a weekend rider, an elite or enduro, a mountain bike enthusiast, cycle the café circuit with your mates, looking for some family fun, or a weekend away with the girls, this event has a ride for everyone – long distance, short distance, on road or off – it’s a challenge and it’s achievable and you’ll find an event that suits your cycling style best.

In its 39th year, this event is super-well organised. Safety is paramount, fun essential and the views, on road and off, are stunning.

Date: Last Saturday every November

Entries into the challenge are open for 1 July each year.

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