8 days of riding through heartland NZ

1st - 8th April 2017

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Entry fees and categories

We offer several entry options:

TEAMS
You can enter as 3, 4 or 5 bike team, meaning you ride together as a team on the road each day. If you wish to ride as a Social Team you can substitute riders day by day. Every team must have a minimum of three riders as the time of the third rider over the finish line determines the time for your team. It really depends on what you want from your Tour! Teams racing competitively cannot change riders. Whereas teams riding socially are welcome to.

If you want to ride in a team but don't have one, you can register as an individual wishing to join a team. This will confirm your ride in the Tour, and we will then do our best to connect compatible team members together. If you are thinking about this option, you might also want to post a message on our Facebook page setting out a bit about your riding level, how you want to ride the Tour (relaxed, or more competitive) and seeking team mates!

INDIVIDUALS
You can choose to enter as an individual riding the whole Tour.

CATEGORIES
Team categories will be:

  • Mens Open
  • Women's Open
  • Mixed Open
  • Mens Masters 1 (all 50 and over)
  • Womens Masters 1 (all 50 and over)
  • Mixed Masters 1 (all 50 and over)
  • Mens Masters 2 (all 60 and over)
  • Womens Masters 2 (all 60 and over)
  • Mixed Masters 2 (all 60 and over)
  • Schools
  • Corporates
  • Family

Teams that substitute riders during race week will be regarded as Social teams to be noted on the entry.
Mixed: teams must include both sexes.
Masters 1: all members of the team must be over 50 years as at 1 April 2017.
Masters 2: all members of the team must be over 60 years as at 1 April 2017.
Family: must include two or more generations. May include relationship by marriage / de facto.
Corporate: all team members must be employees or clients of the business or organization.
School: all team members must currently be high school students (more than one school may form a single team). Every team must have a Chaperon.

Individual categories will be:

  • Mens/Womens Open
  • Mens/Womens Masters 1
  • Mens/Womens Masters 2.

As with teams, the age for Masters 1 category is over 50 years and over and Masters 2 is 60 years as at 1 April 2017.

ENTRY FEES $600(Including Official 2017 Tour T Shirt, 60 minutes 2017 Tour action on DVD)
Teams: $450 per bike on the road, i.e. 3 bike team $1350, 4 bike team $1800, 5 bike team $2250. School teams are encouraged to enter a 5 bike team. We can offer a discounted entry for schools, please contact coral@tourofnewzealand.co.nz for details.
Individuals: $600.
Individuals wanting to join a team: $450 per team member (in the event we are unable to place you in a team you will become an individual and another $150 will be payable.)

Can I pay my entry fee and accomodations in three instalments?
Yes, when you enter tick the box that requests this. A third must accompany your entry (ie Entry and/or accommodation) and the balance will be due 30th June 2016 and 30th November 2016.

Your Entry is transferable to another rider but not refundable (unless we cancel the Tour for reasons beyond our control) Go to refund policy for details.

Latest news

Sunday Star Times Article - 12/04/17

Click to read 'A Tour of Courage' (pdf 1.5MB), published in the Sunday Star Times, April 9th 2017.

SI News - 05/04/17

We anticipate to have the bikes at Springs Junction before the buses. There will be adequate time for riders to prepare their bikes before the start of the race at 9.30 (depending on travel and weather conditions)

TOUR RESULTS - 30/03/17

Daily results will be available for the North Island and South Island.

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