Spark Around
the Mountain

it's a rite of passage

The Spark Around the Mountain - it's an iconic, picture-perfect road cycle race. From the start line at TSB Stadium, you’ll head out through New Plymouth to the coastal Surf Highway 45. Acres of lush green Taranaki farmland and spectacular views over the coast greet you as you roll along the coast through Ōakura to Ōpunake.

Experience the small-town charm and scenic beauty before turning inland at Ōpunake on to Eltham Road. This section is a gradual climb up to Mahoe as you take in the views of Taranaki Maunga's southern face.

Rolling around Stratford and onto SH3 all that stands between you and the finish line is the infamous Burgess Hill before the 'Welcome to New Plymouth' sign welcomes you home.

Legendary: spark Around the mountain

RACE ENTRY

 

> Early Bird to midnight 30th September 2024 - $139

> Standard 1st October - 10th January 2025 - $159

> Late Entry from 11th January 2025 - $179

> Student - $20 discount on entries

It's time to push yourself.

Are you ready to tackle the 148km cycling challenge in the legendary Tour of Taranaki!?

One of the toughest road race challenges in the motu, riders will power around Taranaki Maunga — smashing elevation levels of 1,121m in under 6 hours.

As the Around the Mountain ride includes 40 km on the State Highway and sections with no shoulder for 2024 the 8:00am start group has a cut-off time of 6 hours - an average speed of 25 km/hr. This assists us with our traffic management to increase the safety through this section and promotes a degree of experience for the riders completing this ride.

The cut-off point is at the 50km mark at Rahotu and any cyclists failing to reach this point in time will be redirected on to the 100km route.

Riders looking to ride 20-25 km/hr can start in the 7:00am wave.

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Pukeiti 100

One Day | 100 km