Giving our children a hand up

Event Information

Entry Info

Entry Fees

107km (and 107km elites) - $45 solo - $60 tandem
45km - $35 solo - $50 tandem
25km - $30 solo - $45 tandem

Late entry fee of $10 applies after 20th March 2017 incl. entries on the day.

Entry Options

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Enter on the Day  -  You Can Enter On the Day At Clevedon Show-grounds; Monument Rd Clevedon. $10 late fee applies.

Transfers and Refund Policy

This ride will be held regardless of weather. Refund requests will be considered until 20th March. Refunds are entirely at the discretion of the event organisers.

Why do I need to register?

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Registration / Event Packs

Registration opens on the day of the event at 7am.  

Event packs are available at registration on the day of the event.

All Riders must register on the day, timing transponders and ride numbers will be in your event pack

Ride Information

Start / Finish Location

Start Times:

Please note new later start time for all distances.

  • Early bird - for riders with a 4.45 hours or over expected time. A 9.00am start time is offered (briefing at 8.55) Please note prize giving will be starting at 3pm.
  • 107km Elite riders 10.00am sharp,
  • 107KM Fun Ride to follow 2 minutes behind elite riders - Self seeded
  • 45km 10.45am
  • 25km 11.30am

Pre-Ride briefing 9:55am for 107km riders, and 5 minutes before the start of the other events

Registration at Clevedon Show-Grounds - from 7:00am- Registration closes for each ride 20 minutes before start time.

Detailed Course Information and Maps

Detailed course information and Maps are available by clicking here

25 km course map
45 km course map 
107 km course map

From the start the route continues along Monument Road and a steady climb to Skyhigh Rd where you go down to John Hill Rd (the 25KM turnaround is here) and on into the small settlement of Hunua, a mainly flat road goes through the Hunua valley with rolling pastoral hills on one side and the bush covered Hunua Ranges opposite. This is the main water catchment area for greater Auckland with many dams in the hills. The turn around point for the 45KM ride and first drink station is on this stretch of the course. Continue along into Happy Valley and come out on to old State Highway 2 at Mangatawhiri. Soon after the route veers off to the left towards Mangatangi and through rolling farm land before descending down to the coast where a good view can be had of the Firth of Thames and the distant Coromandel ranges.

At Kaiaua you have reached the ½ way point where you will find the second drink station.  Toilet facilities are nearby at the boat ramp car park.  The ride now follows the coast for about 20kms, large mussel farms can be seen in the distance. After a climb and drop down to the Orere Point turn off, you go left. There is a Drink station here, should you need it, before another climb through picturesque bush before a fast downhill run into Kawakawa Bay, after skirting the bay it is inland through gently rolling country to the finish back at the Show-grounds.

The majority of corners on this course are Left turns, all have direction arrows as well as Marshalls on all major junctions.   Food and Drink will be available at the finish point.     

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Fitting your Timing Wheeltag

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Training Schedule

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Venue Information

Directions To Venue

For those that are new to the "Clevedon Cycle Challenge" (Cycle for Life) the course traverses a 107km circuit from Clevedon through rural and coastal scenery and back to finish at Clevedon.

Start is from the Clevedon Showgrounds in Monument Road.  To get there;    

From the North: Exit the Motorway  at Manukau (499).  Turn Left into Redoubt Road,  This becomes Mill Road further on,  continue on through to Cosgrave Road and on to the Clevedon/ Papakura Road, turn Left  and continue on to Clevedon.

From the South: Exit the Motorway at  Papakura (458). Turn  Right into Beach Road,  go to Great South Road,  straight across into Settlement Road,  over the railway line,   Left at the Roundabout into Marne Road,  Right at the Roundabout to Clevedon/Papakura Road,  continue on to Clevedon.  

Coming from Papakura or Manukau, on entering Clevedon village  turn Right at the Monument, Show Grounds are approx ½ km, you will be directed to the parking area. 

Parking

There is Parking inside the venue, Please follow the Parking Signs to the correect entrance and the directions of the Marshals at the entrance and inside the grounds.

Please note camping is not allowed at the venue. 

Refreshments

Food and Drink will be available back at the Clevedon Show-grounds, the coffee will be on from 7am and food from around 11am. Prize giving will be at 3.00pm sharp.

Prize Giving

Prize giving will be at 3.00pm  

Farmers Market

There is a Farmers Market at the Show-grounds usually starting at 9am, bring all the family along. The Clevedon Farmers market has a wonderful range of fresh produce and other items for sale. Please be considerate of the Farmers Market customers, 

Rules and Safety

We want to maintain our excellent safety record* and want everyone involved in our event to safely enjoy their day.

For your own safety and the safety of those around you, please read, understand and adhere to the following rules:

  • Approved cycle helmets must be worn at all times
  • There are no road closures
  • All roads are open to normal traffic
  • A lead vehicle will be in front, do not overtake it
  • All road rules must be followed
  • All marshal's instructions must be followed - marshals are clearly identified by a safety jacket
  • Be considerate and aware of other road users at all times
  • Have your bicycle safety checked prior to the event
  • We require that support vehicles do not follow, or mingle with, the event. As a safety precaution we reserve the right to remove any rider from the event who has a support person breach this requirement.

* In the 20 years the Cycle for Life has been held we have not had any major accidents or incidents; please help us retain our safety record by using your common sense, keeping to the event rules and obeying all Road Rules.

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