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Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge - New Mountain Bike Event

Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Announces Exciting New Mountain Bike Event Category and Naming Competition

Organisers of NZ’s largest cycling event, the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, have announced the addition of a new Mountain Bike category for 2014.

The new 60km mountain bike category is being added to the existing 30km and 85km categories, and will provide riders with a full spectrum of course length options, and has been added as a result of feedback from riders.

Event Director, Kay Brake says “We’re already well regarded as NZ’s premier cycling event, and are always looking for fresh ideas to add to our overall event experience. We receive really positive feedback from thousands of our riders every year, and are excited to be able to act on many of the suggestions made, in this instance the addition of a whole new event category.”

A new 7km stretch of trail taking in views of some of the geothermal steam fields which the region is well known for is currently under construction, and will form part of the new 60km mountain bike course, along with the existing 85km Contact Huka Challenge category.

A maximum of 1,000 riders will be able to take part across all mountain bike categories on offer, so organisers are encouraging entrants to be in early when online entries open for the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on 1 July.

There is also a Facebook competition running to name the new 60km category, with the chance to win a fantastic prize from the events Principal Partner, Contact Energy. Details can be found at www.facebook.com/CycleChallenge, or on the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge website, www.cyclechallenge.com , where you can also find information on the other event categories on offer, which cater to all levels of cycling and fitness ability.

Celebrating its 38th anniversary, the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge will take place on Saturday the 29th of November 2014, with online entries available from 1 July.

About Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is NZ’s largest cycling event. Over 8,000 riders from New Zealand and 20 countries across the globe take part each year.

The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is best known for its 160-km Bike Barn Solo, the one-lap circumnavigation of Lake Taupo, although this is just one of 16 categories on offer, with both road cycling and mountain bike options for individuals and teams, catering to all levels of cycling and fitness abilities.

www.cyclechallenge.com

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