With more and more cycle events pulling out of open road racing, The Counties Cycle Classic is bucking the trend by heading back into the picturesque Franklin countryside for this year’s race.
The 2023 event will be based at the Otaua Hall on Maioro Road south of Waiuku. Running round a 15km course, with magnificent views of the mighty Waikato River, there will be three options, two circuits for beginners, three for e-bikes, and six circuits for serious riders.
Registration is open from 8.00 and races kick off at 9.45. Entry fees are $65 for the short run, and e-bike and $75 for the main race. An early bird discount of $15 applies till the end of September.
And do remember, all profits get ploughed right back into the community.
We aim to provide the CCC as an opportunity to have a blast around Franklin for training and competitive riding just two weeks ahead of the Taupo Challenge.
Here are some comments from previous Cycle Classics:
"Great event today"
"Invaluable experience for racing prep and TTT practice"
"thank you for a well-run and fun event. We really enjoyed riding on the track"
"all kudos to you and the rest of the team for organising this event. Really appreciate it. Good cause and I’ll definitely continue to support"
"Really enjoyed the day and being on the track meant fun and safety for a wide variety of participants"
"I loved riding the racecourse. Especially leading into the start of the multi-sport season, I found it awesome racing around the track and really beneficial to gauge power, speed and endurance fitness early"
"Fantastic effort for fundraising - enjoyed the track experience and it was great for the family to cheer me on"
Counties Cycle Classic will again run a special category for E-bikes. This will be the Counties Energy Electric Bike race of 15 laps (44km). Any electric bikes are eligible so long as they have pedals and can be ridden by pedal power alone. (electric motorcycles are not allowed)
The Rotary Club of Pukekohe Inc. is very involved in the community of Pukekohe, the wider Franklin District, and internationally with projects like eliminating polio world-wide.
The club recently celebrated Its 75th anniversary having been established in 1945. One of our first projects was sending food parcels to Great Britain after the Second World War and now much of the money raised by the cycle race is donated to Pukekohe Community Action to fund food parcels to local families in need.
Over the years we have 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.
All funds raised by this event go to Rotary projects and local charities such as Pukekohe Community Action.
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