A serious 90km road ride aroud Lake Dunstan in Central Otago, one of the few bunch road races still availible, great training for Challenge Wanaka or Coast to Coast.
Great finish venue sit in the sun and chill or relax in the spa or pool next door.
Event details and schedule
The Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge is a 96km sealed road circuit, generally flat, from Cromwell around Lake Dunstan passing through Northburn, Tarras, Luggate and back down Wanaka Road to the Cromwell Sports Club.
The Cycle Challenge forms part of the action packed SUBWAY Cromwell Summer Series that comprises this event plus two MTB rides, a triathlon and a half marathon.
This ride will involve riding on State highway 6, 8A and 8B.
- Ride as far left as practical.
- Absolutely no crossing the centreline permitted.
- No support vehicles to follow the riders/race.
- You must make attempts to not impede the normal traffic flow.
- You must obey all normal road rules, the instructions provided at the ‘race briefing’, and the direction of the marshals.
NOTE: The NZ Police will be on the course to assist with safety and will issue tickets to riders not obeying the race/road rules. The Race Referee will disqualify any rider disobeying race/road rules.
Generally, disruption to the State highway must be kept to a minimum. The Cromwell Volunteer Fire Brigade will provide marshals at various conflict points such as the one-way bridges at Lindis Crossing and Luggate. The marshals will warn competitors and other road users of hazards only. They have no power to stop traffic.
Cromwell St Johns will be available at the Cromwell Sports Club.
Start and Finish
At the Cromwell Sports Club, Barry Avenue, Cromwell. Registration at 9am, Briefing 10.30am. Race starts at 11am. No race pack will be provided... you will be given a number at registration.
All equipment shall be the competitor’s responsibility and shall conform in all ways to the ‘Race Rules’.
Competitors must listen carefully to instructions at the briefing, and note that an ‘Event Plan’ will be available for inspection. Copies of the ‘Race Briefing’ will be available at the Registration Desk.
Note that persons who do not sign the ‘Entry Form’ nor attend the ‘Race Briefing’ will not be allowed to enter the race.
Aero bars are permitted - use as directed at the briefing.
Note: In order to prevent bunching of riders on the State highways, the race will be started in ‘waves’. Please follow directions at the briefing. Further note that no racing will be permitted from the start to Deadman’s Point Bridge... this zone is NEUTRAL. Racing is not permitted along McNulty Road from the vicinity of Versatile Buildings (”Race Finish”) to Sports Club. Riders are to maintain their places in this NEUTRAL zone.
Parking, refreshments and social facilities will be available at the Sports Club.
Contact the Race Director Bill Godsall via firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 442 626
Cromwell & Districts Promotion Group