Race Three

taranaki taster

a cycling challenge for everyone

The perfect start to your Around the mountain journey.

For those new to road cycling or looking for a stepping stone event for 2025, the Taranaki Taster is for you.

From the start line you'll follow the Pukeiti 100 cyclists and enjoy the ride out through New Plymouth. Once out in the open you'll head towards Oakura before turning up Koru Road.

This is where the challenge starts with a gradual climb for 11km up to the intersection of Carrington Road.

Now you can start taking it easy with the overall descent back into New Plymouth and the finish line at TSB Stadium.



> Early Bird to midnight 30th September 2024 - $69

> Standard to 10th January 2025 - $79

> Late Entry - $89

> Student - $10 discount on entries

It's time to make it happen.

The Taranaki Taster is aimed at recreational cyclists looking to enter their first event or those who enjoy a shorter distance. It's also perfect for E-Bikes to take the sting out of the climb!

There is no cut-off time for the 43km but participants should be aware there is a 4 km section on the highway at the end of the ride with a speed limit of 100km/hr. This section has a shoulder and good visibility.

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ARound the mountain

Take on the classic 148km cycle challenge