Counties Cycle Classic will be held each year shortly before the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge – another Rotary initiative. Our event which runs through some of New Zealand’s richest growing country with spectacular scenery gives cyclists a chance to blow out the cobwebs in preparation for Taupo, or just enjoy a day’s ride in the picturesque Franklin countryside.
200 riders enjoyed the inaugural event in 2017 with comments like:
"My friend and I were on e-bikes and loved every minute of it!"
“Well done all involved. Great for the Local Board to be able to support an awesome event.”
“A massive effort so good stuff.”
“Hey! Just wanted to say a big thank you for putting on such a well-run event yesterday. Information was well communicated, traffic management was really good and the course was really interesting! Thank you!”
“Great first event”
“Thanks for organizing today's race. I know a lot of hard effort goes into holding an event such as this”
The rides follow roads with very little traffic and great scenery. There is a short stretch on the Pukekohe – Waiuku road that has a moderate level of traffic then it’s all nice quiet country roads. All roads are sealed and open to the public. Care is needed at all times. and road rules must be obeyed. Cyclists must not cross the centre line and where there is no centre line you must keep to the left side of the road.
Counties Cycle Classic will again run a special category for E-bikes. This will be the Counties Power Electric Bike Ride on the 52km route and will take the form of a timed trial where riders are given a target time to complete the course. The closest to that target wins. Any electric bikes are eligible so long as they have pedals and can be ridden by pedal power alone. (electric motorcycles are not allowed)
We are The Rotary Club of Pukekohe Inc. and are very involved in the community of Pukekohe, the wider South Auckland District, and internationally with projects like eliminating polio world-wide.
The club was formed in 1945 and over the years has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities, student science schools, international exchange students, sports groups and many others as well as making regular donations for international Rotary projects.
The money is raised by a number of fund raising activities with an annual book sale and golf tournament our main focus in recent years. Counties Cycle Classic is now our third flagship event, and will be run each year shortly before the Taupo Cycle Challenge.
Funds raised by the Counties Cycle Classic will all be earmarked for local charities.
The Club meets weekly on Tuesday evenings (5.45 for 6.15) at the Pukekohe Racetrack with a nourishing meal and interesting speaker. Visitors are always welcome, and if you are interested in joining Rotary, please get in touch email@example.com
Organiser: Graham Russell
Phone: +64 21 874924
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